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IMSA Postpones VIR, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Weekends to Avoid Le Mans Clash

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Pipo Derani Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Earlier on Thursday (March 4), the Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) postponed the 24 Hours of Le Mans from June 12-13 to Aug. 21-22 in order to increase the possibility of having fans at the race.  Naturally, such a big move results in a series of changes outside of the World Endurance Championship. The ACO’s move …

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Jimmie Johnson Adds 3 Races to IMSA Schedule

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Jimmie Johnson has added three more races to his Weathertech SportsCar Championship schedule for 2021, he tweeted March 2. Johnson will race the No. 48 Ally Cadillac at the 12 hours of Sebring, Watkins Glen International and the finale at Road Atlanta. The three IMSA races that are scheduled do not interfere with his part-time …

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Antonio Garcia, Michael de Quesada Test Positive For COVID-19 In Daytona

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Antonio Garcia Phil Allaway

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For Corvette Racing, this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was a dominating one-two performance in the GT Le Mans class.  Nicky Catsburg, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor earned the class victory after 24 hours of racing. However, right after that victory took place, Corvette Racing made an announcement that sobered the celebration.  They announced that …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

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The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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AWA Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona From Pole

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Orey Fidani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Friday (Jan. 29) was a very competitive race.  Andrew Wojteczko Autosport (AWA) chose to make their final pit stop on the restart after the fifth full course caution.  Kuno Wittmer ran hard to get past everyone as they made their final pit stops under green.  Wittmer was able to …

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Loic Duval Quickest in Final Rolex 24 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Sebastien Bourdais Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Cadillac continued to show their pace Friday (Jan. 29) in Daytona.  JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Loic Duval was fastest overall in the final Rolex 24 practice session with a lap at 134.785 mph. Duval’s lap was 12-thousandths of a second faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen.  Mazda Motorsports’ Oliver Jarvis was third with Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Renger van der Zande Courtesy of IMSA

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Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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Kuno Wittmer Defends Daytona Pilot Challenge Pole, Track Records Fall

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer managed to break his own track record Thursday afternoon (Jan. 28) to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona with a lap at 113.644 mph.  Given the fact that AWA sat out the remainder of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of …

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IMSA to Drop GT Le Mans Class After 2021; GTD Pro to Replace

2020 Charlotte IWSC Tommy Milner Car Courtesy of IMSA

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IMSA announced Thursday (Jan. 28) that the GT Le Mans class for GTE-spec cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will cease to exist at the end of the 2021 season.  It will be replaced by a new Pro division of the GT Daytona class. “The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has long been regarded as …

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Ryan Hardwick Out Of Rolex 24 At Daytona Due To Concussion

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Wright Motorsports announced Thursday morning (Jan. 28) that Ryan Hardwick (pictured last November at the IMSA banquet in Sebring) suffered a concussion in a crash in Wednesday’s opening IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, he will not be cleared to return to the driver’s seat for the remainder …

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