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Tequila Patrón to Leave IMSA at End of 2018

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On Tuesday (July 17), Tequila Patrón announced their brand of tequila will leave sports car racing at the end of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  The move ends a 13-year relationship with Extreme Speed Motorsports and a 14-year run in motorsports for Patrón Tequila. Patron Tequila first dipped their toes into racing with …

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Meyer Shank Racing Commits No. 86 Acura to Full Season

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On Thursday (July 12), Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian officially announced that the team’s second car, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3, will compete in the remaining five races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar.  Originally, the team was only scheduled to compete in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races (Daytona, Sebring, …

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Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made a thrilling green-white-checkered pass on …

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CORE autosport Claims 1st Overall Prototype Victory at CTMP

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun passed Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor for the lead with 12 minutes to go just as Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell spun into the gravel at Moss Corner.  At first, Braun gave the spot back thinking that he had passed under yellow.  A review indicated that Braun made the pass prior …

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Colin Braun Wins Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Pole

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The speed chart dominance of CORE autosport’s Colin Braun continued on Saturday afternoon.  Braun turned in a lap at 133.490 mph to win the overall pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  It is the second pole in a row for the racer from Ovalo, Tex. “This car is …

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun Tops Friday WeatherTech Practice at CTMP

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CORE autosport brings lots of momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.  After finishing second at Watkins Glen, Colin Braun was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday with a lap of 132.318 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first session, Braun was once again fastest, this time with a lap at …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

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After the fireworks of Watkins Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is right back at it this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are currently 34 teams listed as being entered for this weekend.  That number is really 33. Tequila Patron ESM had one of the worst possible weekends you could have at Watkins …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Claims First Ever WeatherTech Prototype Victory

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With under 36 minutes to go, JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson took advantage of a battle for the lead between Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor to sweep into the lead from third with this move. From there, Simpson had to deal with lapped traffic getting in the way.  Montoya …

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Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

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Colin Braun Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun won the pole Saturday afternoon (June 30) for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen in a nail-biting qualifying session. Braun’s lap was the quickest of the entire weekend at an average speed of 132.539 mph. “I’m excited to be on the pole,” Braun said after the session. “It’s a testament …

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