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Laurens Vanthoor Wins Michelin GT Challenge At VIR Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

VIRginia International Raceway often brings changeable conditions and Saturday (Aug. 24) was no exception.  Porsche GT Team’s Laurens Vanthoor managed to keep himself on the track and scored the pole for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 116.983 mph. “It wasn’t very easy because the track [had] some slight wet spots,” …

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Jon Bennett To Retire From Prototype Racing, CORE autosport To Pull Out Of DPi

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CORE autosport owner/driver Jon Bennett announced Thursday (Aug. 22) in an open letter that he will be retiring from Prototype racing after October’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  In addition, Bennett has no plans to field a DPi entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020. “The time has simply come for me,” Bennett explained …

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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Crushed, While Tyler Reddick, Brett Moffitt Capitalize at Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been One slip-up. One simple mistake. When you’re racing with the big boys in NASCAR’s top division, that’s all it takes for a Cinderella slipper to smash into tiny little pieces. Matt DiBenedetto was on the verge of one of the sport’s great upset stories Saturday …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Repeats at Michigan, Austin Cindric Doubles Up

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Bounces Back at Michigan Kevin Harvick didn’t let an early flat tire stop him from winning for the second straight year at Michigan International Speedway. The last two weeks have been near-mirror images of 2018: Chase Elliott held off Martin Truex Jr. to win at Watkins Glen International, …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric Take Over Watkins Glen, Friesen Finally Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott Wins As Playoff Race Heats Up Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. We’ve seen them battle mano-e-mano in western New York before and the 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen was round two. This time, Elliott hung on with pure speed, putting on the most dominant performance of …

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Dane Cameron Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron continued to assert his dominance Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America by claiming the pole for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Cameron’s lap of 134.046 mph is a new track record at the 4.048-mile road course. While Cameron did win the pole, he only just squeaked it out. Cameron’s lap …

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Entry List: IMSA Road Race Showcase

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For Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 35 teams entered.  This is a slightly fewer number of entries as compared to the last race with all four classes in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the Prototype class, there are only 10 cars …

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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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Laurens Vanthoor Sets Lime Rock Track Record, Claims Northeast Grand Prix Pole

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Porsche GT Team continued their domination of the speed charts Saturday morning (July 20) as Laurens Vanthoor claimed the overall pole for today’s Northeast Grand Prix.  Vanthoor’s lap at 108.001 mph is a track record for GT Le Mans-class teams. “I think [the car] is very good,” Vanthoor told Frontstretch after the session.  “Ever since …

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Nick Tandy Fastest Overall In Lime Rock WeatherTech Practice

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Once the heat of the day finally began to peter out, Porsche GT Team came to play Friday at Lime Rock Park.  Nick Tandy set the best lap of the day in the final session with a lap at 106.593 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Tandy was fastest with a lap at …

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