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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

(Photo: Cadillac/Richard Prince)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya came out to play on Friday afternoon in Long Beach.  After topping the charts in Practice No. 2, Montoya turned in a lap of 72.922 seconds (97.156 mph) to win the pole for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. To Montoya, snagging the pole and …

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Felipe Nasr, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Long Beach WeatherTech Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions on the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach, Calif.  Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall with a lap of 73.160 seconds (96.840 mph).  The lap is nearly four-tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole time. Practice No. 1 Over the …

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MSR Rebrands as Meyer Shank Racing

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Friday (April 6) that they are re-branding themselves as Meyer Shank Racing, effective immediately.  The re-brand comes as a result of Jim Meyer buying into the team and becoming a co-owner along with Michael Shank. Meyer is the CEO of SiriusXM, the satellite radio operator.  He has held the …

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Pace Laps: Snowing on NASCAR’s Parade

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Snowing On Martinsville’s Parade Martinsville has always been a must see on the NASCAR schedule. A month of cookie-cutter ovals have left fans ready and waiting for the shortest track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams were ready to put on a show to jumpstart the …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Back On Top Kevin Harvick? Who’s that? The second his bid for four straight wins ended, slamming into the outside wall on lap 39, Sunday’s MENCS race was all about Martin Truex Jr. The No. 78 car took control the second the No. 4 took a back seat, outdueling Kyle …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday (March 17), Tequila Patrón ESM’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek claimed overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  For all three drivers, it is their second overall wins at Sebring.  Derani and van Overbeek won in 2016 with Tequila Patrón ESM, while …

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Spirit of Daytona’s Tristan Vautier Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After much of the weekend had been dominated by Acura Team Penske, it will be the smallest of the Cadillac squads, Spirit of Daytona Racing, that will start Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts up front.  On Friday afternoon (March 16), Tristan Vautier won the pole for the 12-hour …

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Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  It is the third out …

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