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Robin Liddell Fastest in Both Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practices

2020 Sebring IMPC Frank DePew Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Friday saw Rebel Rock Racing dominate the time sheets with the sole Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R on the premises.  Robin Liddell turned in the fastest lap of the day early in the morning at 102.176 mph.  That held up through the afternoon to be the quickest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

2020 Sebring IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Nate Stacy Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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After a season-low 25 cars took the start on Halloween at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, there will be 36 cars entered for Friday’s Michelin Pilot Challenge two-hour season finale. The Grand Sport class will have 24 cars doing battle.  Turner Motorsport will be back with both of their cars.  Last time out, the No. 96 …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ana Beatriz Simon Trummer Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: There Is No Way the Championship 4 Doesn’t Hurt the Sport As a Whole

2020 Phoenix NCS Chase Elliott Emotion NKP

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, celebrates after winning the 2020 Nascar Cup Series Championship

It seems so weird to actually be home for the final race weekend of the NASCAR season. For me, this was the first time since 2014 that I’d actually been home for it. The last five season finales were spent in Homestead, dodging rain showers, hiding under souvenir trailers and sweating. We also got interesting …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Martinsville Brings Heavy Playoff Focus, Constricted Broadcasts

2020 Martinsville NCS Martin Truex Jr Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the most part last weekend, it was dry in Martinsville (Sunday morning being the exception). Thankfully, that meant that everything got in on time. It was also cutoff weekend, which brought problems in its own right. Xfinity 500 Sunday brought the NASCAR Cup Series back to Martinsville for their second visit of the year. …

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Team Orders Give Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Victory At Laguna Seca

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The vast majority of the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Sunday (Nov. 1) was dominated by Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya.  However, team orders resulted in Cameron giving way to Ricky Taylor entering turn 11 coming to the white flag.  That allowed Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves to take their fourth …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Laguna Seca Pole as Acura Sweeps Front Row

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya will start Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship from the pole position after turning in a lap at 107.175 mph. It is the third consecutive pole for the No. 6 Acura, but the first pole position for the car this season with Montoya driving. “I thought we had a …

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CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing Wins Laguna Seca With Last-Lap Pass

2020 Laguna Seca IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Nate Stacy James Pesek Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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After the drive-time error at Michelin Raceway Laguna Seca, Tyler McQuarrie stated in an interview on NBCSN that he and teammate Jeff Westphal needed to win the last two races of the year to have any chance to successfully defend the Michelin Pilot Challenge championship. So far, so good. Westphal was able to get an …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in WeatherTech Laguna Seca Practice; Road Atlanta Anger Remains

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Mazda Motorsports’ Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday afternoon (Oct. 31) with a lap at 106.442 mph. However, there are still some frayed feelings after the Motul Petit Le Mans two weeks ago. Practice No. 2 Jarvis’s quick time of the day came right at the end of the …

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Tyler McQuarrie Stomps Field to Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Pole

2020 Laguna Seca IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Courtesy of IMSA

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CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tyler McQuarrie blitzed the field in qualifying Saturday (Oct. 31). With a track-record lap at 89.124 mph, McQuarrie easily won the pole for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120. For McQuarrie and teammate Jeff Westphal, this is exactly what was necessary due to the drive-time issues that they had in …

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