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Action Express’ Jõao Barbosa Out Until August Due to Bicycle Crash

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced on Thursday (June 7) that Jõao Barbosa, co-driver of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R., has been involved in a bicycle crash while training.  In the crash, Barbosa suffered a wrist injury in the crash that will keep him out for at least the next two races on the IMSA …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Entry List: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear

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For Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. 26 cars are currently entered in the Prototype and GT Daytona classes.  GT Le Mans teams have the weekend off, partially because the weekend is a partial clash with the Le Mans Test Day. In the Prototype class, there are 14 cars …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the session.  “All thanks for Acura …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

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Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Toyota No. 7 Claims Spa Pole, Pietro Fittipaldi Crashes

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 claimed the overall pole Friday (May 4) for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francochamps with an average lap time of 114.582 seconds (136.732 mph).  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash at the Eau Rouge-Radillion complex involving DragonSpeed’s Pietro Fittipaldi. Replays showed that Fittipaldi bottomed out in Eau Rouge …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first sports car race featuring prototypes at Mid-Ohio since 2013.  34 teams are entered amongst the three classes. In the Prototype class, 14 cars are entered.  Spirit of Daytona Racing, which missed Long Beach due to crash damage at Sebring, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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