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Entry List: Road Race Showcase

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There will be 31 cars on track Sunday for the Road Race Showcase, the fourth round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  This is up two teams from Sebring, mainly due to the fact that this is a full round of the championship for the GT Daytona class. In the Prototype class, the team …

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Action Express Racing Dominates To Claim Sebring Victory

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr dominated the proceedings Saturday (July 18) at Sebring International Raceway, leading 79 of 83 laps to win the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  For Derani, Saturday was his fourth career win on the bumpy circuit. “I think this place likes me,” Derani said after the race.  “We …

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Pipo Derani Claims Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Pole

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani kept up his excellent form from practice Saturday afternoon (July 18).  With a lap at 126.147 mph, Derani claimed the overall pole for Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande did not take it easy.  The Dutchman’s first lap at speed was faster …

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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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Entry List: Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the first sprint race at Sebring International Raceway for a top-flight sports car series since 1998.  On Saturday, 29 cars will take the green flag. In the Prototype class, there will be eight cars on the grid.  There is one change of note on …

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Mazda Motorsports Scores 1-2 Finish in WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The former Mazda Team Joest entered Daytona with an all-new organization as Multimatic has replaced Joest Racing as the operator of Mazda’s RT24-Ps.  The changes didn’t change any of the pace shown in January as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell claimed overall victory in the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Saturday (July 5). “To be honest, …

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Helio Castroneves Wins 2020 WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Pole

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In the heat of the Central Florida afternoon at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (July 4), Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday evening’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 135.777 mph in his No. 7 Acura ARX-05. It didn’t take long for the speeds to get …

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Oliver Jarvis, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Daytona WeatherTech Practices

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action after being away for more than five months.  Despite significant change since Daytona, the Mazda RT24-P is still a very fast car on Daytona International Speedway’s ROVAL.  Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis, driving the car that won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, was …

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Felipe Nasr Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out For Daytona

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Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (July 3) that Felipe Nasr, driver of the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R., has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, he is returning to Miami in order to enter quarantine and will miss Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona at bare minimum. “I’ve been waiting so long for …

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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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