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Felipe Nasr Quickest in Both IMSA Long Beach Practices

Felipe Nasr traverses the fountain complex during practice for the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Long Beach has tended to favor the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s during the DPi era in IMSA.  Friday (Sept. 24) was no exception as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in both sessions.  His afternoon session lap at 98.423 mph was the best lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session, …

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Entry List: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

2019 Long Beach IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams travel to Long Beach, Calif. this weekend for the second and final street race of 2021.  26 teams contest the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on the 1.968-mile street course in the DPi, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes. In the DPi class, the six full-time operations will …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Gets Excellent Racing and an Argument at Bristol

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson make contact in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021 televised on NBCSN. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is an interesting place. Hard racing, wrecking, loud noises and shenanigans showcased this weekend on NBCSN come to mind every time it’s mentioned. I have no doubt that you can think of more. Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race was something else. Fans of The Athletic’s Jeff Gluck have voted …

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K-PAX Racing Scores Dominant 1-2 At Watkins Glen Despite Vibration Issues

Jordan Pepper during Part No. 1 of Qualifying for Fanatec GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper scored the weekend sweep Sunday (Sept. 19) at Watkins Glen International. The duo led by as much as 30 seconds en route to their seventh win of the season. While it looked pretty easy from outside of the car, inside, it was far from …

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Stevan McAleer, Toby Grahovec Avenge DQ, Win Watkins Glen SprintX Race No. 2

Stevan McAleer and Toby Grahovec celebrate their victory in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Race No. 2 at Watkins Glen International, 9/19/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Classic BMW’s Stevan McAleer and Toby Grahovec woke up Sunday morning (Sept. 19) and discovered that they’d lost their class victory and second-place finish from Saturday in technical inspection. The goal quickly became to get it back. McAleer was able to get past BSport Racing’s Bryan Putt for the lead with …

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Jeff Burton Wins Watkins Glen GT America Race No. 2

2021 Watkins Glen GTA Jeff Burton Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rearden Racing’s Jeff Burton took the lead from Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck 11 minutes into the race Sunday morning (Sept. 19) at Watkins Glen International. From there, he pulled away to take his first GT America Powered by AWS overall victory. “The difference between [Saturday] and today was the car,” Burton …

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Charlie Luck Holds On To Win Watkins Glen GT America Race No. 1 After Sketchy Restart

Charlie Luck after winning GT America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck has dominated GT America Powered by AWS on-track activity all weekend at Watkins Glen International.  Race No. 1 for the class on Saturday (Sept. 18) was no exception.  Luck led flag-to-flag, but had to hold on through a Green-White-Checker restart to win. Luck was more than a …

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K-PAX Racing Dominates, Wins Fanatec GT World Challenge America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen

Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper celebrate their victory in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper dominated the first Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS race of the weekend Saturday (Sept. 18) at Watkins Glen International.  The duo were never threatened on the way to their sixth win in nine races. After qualifying, Pepper explained to Frontstretch what he felt was the …

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John Capestro-Dubets, Tom Capizzi Win Watkins Glen GT4 America Race No. 1 With Last-Lap Pass

2021 Watkins Glen GT4A John Capestro Dubets Tom Capizzi Post Race Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AutoTechnic Racing’s John Capestro-Dubets ran down Classic BMW’s Toby Grahovec Saturday (Sept. 18) and passed him for the lead with half a lap to go.  From there, Capestro-Dubets pulled away to give himself and teammate Tom Capizzi their first Pirelli GT4 America SprintX victory of 2021 at Watkins Glen International. “That’s …

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Jordan Pepper, Andrea Caldarelli Earn Watkins Glen GT World Challenge Poles

Jordan Pepper during Part No. 1 of Qualifying for Fanatec GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – K-PAX Racing came to Watkins Glen International Saturday morning (Sept. 18) ready to conquer the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS field.  Teammates Jordan Pepper and Andrea Caldarelli claimed the overall poles for this weekend’s 90-minute races. Session No. 1 In Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS …

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