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Aaron Telitz To Drive Remainder of 2020 for AVS Vasser Sullivan

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday (June 25) that Aaron Telitz has been tapped to drive the No. 14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Telitz replaces Parker Chase, who opted out of the rest of the season earlier this week after determining that it would conflict …

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Hardpoint Motorsports Adds WeatherTech Sprint Cup Program for 2020

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Hardpoint Motorsports, a team that currently competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Note: Pilot Challenge car pictured above) announced Wednesday (June 17) that the team will expand their program to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team has acquired an Audi R8 LMS GT3 and will compete using No. 30 in the …

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Porsche to No Longer Run Factory Team in IMSA After 2020

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Porsche announced Thursday morning (June 4) that they will cease factory involvement in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class at the end of the 2020 season.  The manufacturer indicated that making this move “makes a significant contribution to overcoming the economic effects that the coronavirus crisis has had on the sports car …

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Pace Laps: Joey Logano & Brandon Jones Victorious in Phoenix

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NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Takes 2 of 3 in West Coast Swing Joey Logano and crew chief Paul Wolfe have proven they’re a duo that needs to be looked at already when discussing who may be a part of this year’s championship contenders. Sure, it may be early in the season, but it’s hard …

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Gradient Racing Announces IMSA Return for WeatherTech Sprint Cup

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Graident Racing announced Wednesday (March 4) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and make a run at the WeatherTech Sprint Cup in the GT Daytona.  Longtime teammates Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer will reunite to share the No. 36 Acura NSX GT3 starting at Long Beach in April. “2019 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Dalziel on LMP2, A Disaster of a 2019 Season and Starworks

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Ryan Dalziel is a veteran presence in the IMSA paddock, having competed off and on in major sports car races here in the United States since 2005. In that time, Dalziel has raced everything from GT cars to Prototypes, in addition to a short stint in Champ Car back in 2007. That said, 2019 was …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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IMSA, ACO Announce Prototype Convergence, DPi 2.0 Becomes LMDh

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Officials from IMSA and the Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) announced convergence of future prototype regulations Friday (Jan. 25) in a special press conference at Daytona International Speedway.  The new second-generation DPi cars will now run as the Le Mans Daytona h class, or LMDh class, starting in 2022. These new cars, whose technical regulations have …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Kamui Kobayashi Top Final 2 Daytona WeatherTech Practices

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The final two practice sessions for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona had their fair share of minor incidents, but nothing serious.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest in these sessions with a lap at 135.027 miles per hour. Practice No. 3 The night practice session Thursday night (Jan. 23) turned out to …

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Oliver Jarvis Repeats as Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole Sitter

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis will once again lead the field to the green flag Saturday after he won the pole with a 136.760 mph lap Thursday afternoon (Jan. 23) for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. “What a car [the crew] just gave me.  I cannot say thank you enough,” Jarvis said during the post-qualifying …

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