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Jan Heylen, Trent Hindman Quickest in VIR Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practcing at VIR for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one shot at practicing in the dry at VIRginia International Raceway.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took advantage of that and set the quickest time of the weekend on Friday (Oct. 8). Practice No. 1 Heylen clocked in a lap at 104.344 mph 24 minutes into …

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Tommy Milner Ekes Out Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

Tommy Milner after winning the pole for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner claimed the overall pole Friday (Oct. 8) for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.412 mph. The lap is a new track record for GT Le Mans class cars on the 3.27-mile road course. “It’s good to get these little victories like qualifying,” Milner …

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Kevin Estre Sweeps VIR WeatherTech Practice Sessions

Kevin Estre practicing for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – WeatherTech Racing drafted in Kevin Estre for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  Estre responded by topping both practice sessions Friday (Oct. 8) on the 3.27-mile road course. Practice No. 1 The opening session of the day started under gloomy skies at 8 a.m.  Estre put his Porsche at the top …

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Entry List: 2021 Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix

Eric Foss practicing for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For Sunday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix, there are 34 cars entered in the two classes.  There are a couple of new teams on the grid as well. In Grand Sport (GT4), there are 20 teams entered.  Likely the biggest absence of the bunch are the two HTP Winward …

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Entry List: 2021 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Mike Skeen practicing at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 18 cars will do battle on VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile Full Course in the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  It’s rather convenient for the track because they have exactly 18 covered garage stalls in the paddock. In the GT Le …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Schumacher Provides Context but Not Necessarily the Content You Want

Tifosi Ferrari Fans Monza Formula 1 GP Monza. Foto Imago/Insidefoto

Last weekend was an exciting weekend of action at Talladega Superspeedway. I know. I was there. An astute viewer may have even seen me at the Infield Care Center in the rain Monday (Oct. 4), trying to get quotes from William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto and Ryan Preece. There is plenty to write about in regards …

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History Is Made With Bubba Wallace’s Triumph

(Photo: NASCAR Media via Chris Graythen of Getty Images)

LINCOLN, Ala. – Daytona and Talladega have been two of Bubba Wallace‘s strongest tracks since he first arrived in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. He’s finished second in the Daytona 500 (2018) and been right up in contention to win on multiple occasions. Monday [Oct. 4] saw Wallace just barely avoid the crash that …

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Hendrick Teammates Alex Bowman, William Byron In Must-Win Situation After Talladega Crashes

Alex Bowman's damaged car is towed to the garage during the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, 10/4/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LINCOLN, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway is a tricky place to race in general.  Add the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to the equation and it just churns your stomach. For Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and William Byron, they’re feeling a little stomach sick this evening. Talladega effectively derailed their championship hopes going forward, barring a …

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Best Seat at the Track: Phil Allaway Joins from Talladega

Phil Allaway Joins for Talladega

Graphic: Jared Haas

On this week’s episode of Best Seat at the Track, Jared Haas is joined by Phil Allaway to preview NASCAR Cup Series racing action at the YellaWood 500 (Talladega Superspeedway, Oct. 4). The pair talks about some of the weekend results thus far, including the double-yellow line rule affecting the outcome of the NASCAR Camping …

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Talladega Wrecks Mar Chevy Silverado 250 for Playoff & Non-Playoff Drivers Alike

Chevy Silverado 250

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

LINCOLN, Ala. – The box score in the future will tell you that Young’s Motorsports’ Tate Fogleman won the Camping World Truck Series Chevy Silverado 250 Saturday (Oct. 2) at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his first career victory in the series. Despite the surprise winner, the race will likely be remembered for the sheer amount …

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