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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron Win at Detroit, Earn 2nd Straight Win

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron entered Detroit on a roll and left Belle Isle Park on a roll.  The duo teamed up to win Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear from the pole for their second straight overall victory. “Certainly we’ll take [the win].  It’s a little bit unexpected …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron Win at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was able to get himself to the lead early Sunday (May 5) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Once Juan Pablo Montoya got in the car, he spent much of the second half of the race battling with Mazda Team Joest’s Tristan Nunez.  Montoya pulled away over the final 25 minutes …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Even though the rain has finally stopped at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the wet weather from Friday played a role Saturday (May 4) with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Teams had to contend with water running across the track exiting the Keyhole.  Despite this, Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Acura Sports …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were greeted with rain and mud.  Naturally, this cut down on actual lapping in practice.  Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall with a lap at 92.207 mph. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day was held in steady …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place finish. After 1998, Magnussen transitioned …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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