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Kevin Conway on His NASCAR Cup Rookie Campaign, Smooge Racing & ExtenZe

Kevin Conway during the grid walk prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/29/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

To NASCAR fans, when you mention the name Kevin Conway, a couple of thoughts might come to mind. Newer fans may not know much about him. But for those who have followed the sport for a while, they might remember Conway attempting to race the full NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2010 with primary sponsorship …

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Stevan McAleer, Eric Filguerias Win BMW M Endurance Challenge

Eric Filguerias and Stevan McAleer in victory lane after winning the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/28/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rennsport One’s Stevan McAleer ran down TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and drafted by him in turns 3 and 4 of Daytona International Speedway’s tri-oval with 13 minutes to go Friday (Jan. 28).  From there, McAleer pulled away to claim victory for himself and teammate Eric Filguerias in the BMW M Endurance Challenge, …

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Ford Performance To Create New Mustang GT3, GT4 Cars

Ford's rendering of their new for 2024 GT3 entry (Photo: Ford Performance)

(Photo: Ford Performance)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At Daytona International Speedway Friday morning (Jan. 28), Ford Performance announced that they will be building a brand new Ford Mustang GT3 that will be eligible to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD Pro and GTD classes starting in the 2024 season when new GT3 regulation.  It will be …

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Andrew Davis Wins BMW M Endurance Challenge Pole

Andrew Davis during qualifying for the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis won the pole Thursday afternoon (Jan. 27) for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge BMW M Endurance Challenge with a lap at 113.647 mph.  It is the first-ever pole position for McCann Racing since joining the series full-time. “It was great.  [The Porsche Cayman] is a new car …

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Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias Fastest in Daytona Pilot Challenge Practice

Eric Filguerias during Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at Daytona International Speedway, 1/26/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, they were greeted with rainy weather both Wednesday (Jan. 26) and Thursday (Jan. 27) at Daytona International Speedway.  In slightly drier times at the beginning of Wednesday’s session, Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias ended up fastest overall with a lap at 104.204 mph. Practice No. 1 …

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McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis Tops Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2

Andrew Davis tests out McCann Racing's new Porsche during the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Day No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams saw the times continue to tumble.  McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis ended up fastest overall for the day with a lap at 113.698 mph, the quickest lap of the test so far. Session No. 3 The first on-track session started at …

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Tyler McQuarrie Sweeps Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1 at Daytona

Tyler McQuarrie running during the ROAR Before the 24, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 marks the North American debut for the newest GT4 contender from Porsche, the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS CS.  CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tyler McQuarrie put the new chassis to good use, sweeping both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge sessions Friday (Jan. 21) at Daytona International Speedway.  McQuarrie’s lap in …

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Robert Wickens Returning To Full-Time Racing With Bryan Herta Autosport

Robert Wickens during a test session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 5/4/2021 (Photo: LATUSA via Bryan Herta Autosport)

(Photo: LATUSA via Bryan Herta Autosport)

Bryan Herta Autosport announced Friday (Jan. 14) that Robert Wickens will return to full-time competition in 2022.  He will drive the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge alongside Mark Wilkins, thus completing the 12-driver lineup that BHA announced on Jan. 6. “I’ve spent a lot of nights thinking and …

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Bryan Herta Autosport Expands to 6 Cars In Pilot Challenge For 2022

Parker Chase qualifying for the Watkins Glen 120 at Watkins Glen International, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport announced Thursday (Jan. 6) that they will expand from four cars to six for the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  Unlike 2021, all six of these teams will be running the Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  Last season, the team fielded two Elantras and two Veloster N TCRs. There will be driver …

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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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