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Simon Pagenaud Joins Meyer Shank Racing For Daytona

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Monday (Jan. 3) that Simon Pagenaud, who will drive for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, will round out their driver lineup in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For now, it will be his only sports car race of 2022. “I love starting the year …

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WeatherTech Racing Announces 2-Car GTD Pro Effort for Daytona; Cooper MacNeil To Drive Both

Mathieu Jaminet and Kevin Estre practicing for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WeatherTech Racing announced Monday (Jan. 3) that they will field one full-time entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new GTD Pro class in 2022.  Proton Competition will continue to operate the team.  In addition, the team will have an extra entry in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, this isn’t your garden variety …

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Performance Tech Motorsports Reveals Rolex 24 Lineup

Rasmus Lindh during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Performance Tech Motorsports revealed their driver lineup Tuesday (Dec. 28) for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Compared to 2021, it is a completely different lineup with only one driver having previously raced for the team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The one returning driver to the team is Dan Goldburg, who drove full-time for …

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Ally Returns To Action Express With Jimmie Johnson For 2022

Jimmie Johnson during the Motul Petit Le Mans, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that they will once again field a part-time second Cadillac DPi-V.R. in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2022.  Jimmie Johnson will once again be back in the Ally-sponsored No. 48 Cadillac alongside Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Rockenfeller.  Joining the team for the first …

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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Expands To 2 Cars For 2022

Mikkel Jensen during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports announced Thursday (Dec. 23) that they will expand to two full-time ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The No. 52 will defend their LMP2 championship with an unusual split driver lineup. For the four Michelin Endurance Cup races, the team will return with a similar …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Creation of 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace’s Triumph

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest stories in the series was the formation of 23XI Racing, the new team co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. The idea of Hamlin launching his own race team wasn’t necessarily farfetched.  Roping Jordan into the deal was a little more surprising, but not …

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Porsche Night of Champions Sees Multiple Announcements

A teaser shot of the new 2023 Porsche LMDh entry (Photo: Porsche AG)

(Photo: Porsche AG)

Saturday night (Dec. 18) saw Porsche hold their annual Night of Champions in Stuttgart, Germany to celebrate the brand’s racing accomplishments in 2021.  The night also saw some announcements. Porsche Announces Dane Cameron, Felipe Nasr As LMDh Drivers, Reveals Disguised Car The biggest of these announcements is that 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship co-champion Felipe …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Returns to IMSA with DragonSpeed, Son Joins For Sebring

Ben Hanley practicing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/28/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

DragonSpeed announced Wednesday (Dec. 15) via IMSA that they have committed to a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class.  Juan Pablo Montoya will anchor the team’s efforts in all of the point races in class.  He’ll be joined by Henrik Hedman, who has driven for the team for many years, both …

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Richard Westbrook Joins JDC-Miller MotorSports As 2022 Lineup Revealed

Loic Duval leading during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

JDC-Miller MotorSports announced Tuesday (Dec. 14) that they will have a new driver lineup for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Former Ford GT factory driver Richard Westbrook will join Tristan Vautier in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Loic Duval, who drove full-time alongside Vautier in 2021, will return to the team …

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Andrew Wojteczko Autosport Moves Up To WeatherTech Championship in 2022

Orey Fidani practices for the FOX Factory 120 at MIchelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/10/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Andrew Wotjeczko Autosport (AWA) announced Tuesday (Dec. 14) that they will move up to full-time competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022.  The team will race the No. 13 Duqueine-M30-Do8-Nissan in the LMP3 class.  Orey Fidani and Kuno Wittmer, who drove the team’s McLaren 570S GT4 in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2021, …

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