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Filipe Albuquerque Sweeps Friday WeatherTech Roar Sessions

On Friday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque successfully swept the two WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar sessions at Daytona International Speedway.  In the two-hour afternoon session, Albuquerque’s best lap was 97.196 seconds (131.857 mph), seven-hundredths faster than his best lap in the morning. Unlike the morning session, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s …

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Dillon Machavern Quickest in CTSC Roar Session No. 2

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Session No. 2 was ultimately very similar.  Ford Mustang GT4s dominated the chart for the vast majority of the session.  However, in the final five minutes, defending Grand Sport champion Dillon Machavern put his No. 28 Porsche for Rennsport One on top of the …

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Scott Pruett to Retire After Rolex 24 at Daytona

On Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Scott Pruett held a press conference to celebrate his 50 years in motorsports.  During that press conference, he announced that he will retire from racing following the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month. For the 57-year old Pruett, racing …

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Filipe Albuquerque Leads Cadillac 1-2-3-4 in Roar Session No. 1

Last year, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s were the class of the field in Daytona.  The 2018 Roar Before the 24 started out in a similar fashion.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in the first session with a lap of 97.266 seconds (131.762 mph).  Pace-wise, Albuquerque’s lap was nearly …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Opening CTSC Roar Session

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams braved 40 degree temperatures for their opening session of the Roar Before the 24 on Friday.  For the vast majority of the session, Multimatic Motorsports was on top with their Ford Mustang GT4s.  However, with four minutes remaining, Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly turned in …

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Magnus Racing Announces Full-Time IMSA Return for 2018

On Thursday, Magnus Racing announced that it will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018.  Team owner John Potter and the previously announced Andy Lally will reunite and drive the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS GT3 full-time.  Andrew Davis, previously of Stevenson Motorsports, will compete in the …

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Austin Cindric, Devlin DeFrancesco Complete Banana Boat Rolex 24 Lineup

On Friday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that a couple of teenagers, Austin Cindric and Devlin DeFrancesco, will round out the driving lineup for the team’s No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson (nicknamed the “Banana Boat”) at Daytona.  They’ll join up with regular drivers Robert Alon and Simon Trummer to form what could be …

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