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Andy Lally Returns to Magnus Racing for 2018

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On Friday, Magnus Racing announced that Andy Lally will return to the Utah-based organization full-time in 2018.  Lally, who recently helped out on the pit box as the team claimed overall victory in the California 8 Hours, returns after one year with Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian. Lally is quite pleased to return to his …

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Renger van der Zande Joins Wayne Taylor Racing in 2018

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On Friday morning, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that Renger van der Zande will join the team full-time in 2018, replacing Ricky Taylor as Jordan Taylor‘s teammate in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Van der Zande comes to Wayne Taylor Racing from Visit Florida Racing. Van der Zande is quite excited about his new team. “Needless …

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Fernando Alonso to Race for United Autosports in Rolex 24 at Daytona

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After weeks of speculation, United Autosports made it official on Thursday.  Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will compete for the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Alonso will share a Ligier JS P217-Gibson with Lando Norris and Phil Hanson. Since the race is in January, it does not conflict with any of …

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BAR1 Motorsports Moves Up to Prototype for 2018

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On Monday, BAR1 Motorsports announced that they will move up from the now-defunct Prototype Challenge class to Prototype for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Team owner/part-time driver Brian Alder has acquired a Riley Mk. 30 chassis from Ben Keating that will be used in the upcoming season. Alder is quite excited about his …

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Pace Laps: Ryan Blaney Beats 3 Cup Champions to Advance & Christopher Bell Sparks Controversy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Blaney Delivers in Kansas – Ryan Blaney was put to the test Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The second-year driver required a fast hot rod and a strong finish entering the Hollywood Casino 400, the elimination race from the Round of 12, only eight points to the good. Hey, he …

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Paul di Resta to Contest Rolex 24 at Daytona for United Autosports

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On Thursday, United Autosports announced that Formula One racer Paul di Resta will make his IMSA debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  DiResta will be at the wheel of a Ligier JS P217-Gibson alongside current European Le Mans Series regular William Owen. Di Resta is quite excited about the opportunity to race at Daytona. …

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Johnny Stevenson Dead at 69

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On Monday, Johnny Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports and patriarch of North Carolina’s Stevenson Automotive Group, died suddenly at his Toyota dealership in Jacksonville, N.C.  Stevenson was 69 years old. In addition to running a group of car dealerships, Stevenson owned Stevenson Motorsports, a successful race team that fielded entries in multiple series.  Most recently, …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski & Parker Kligerman Victorious in Wild Weekend at Talladega

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Completes the Sweep For Brad Keselowski, it’s a welcoming sight to see not just Victory Lane but the end to a Toyota win streak. And after a sorry summer for the Blue Oval brand, his manufacturer now has one to call their own. Ford grabbed victory at a restrictor …

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Penske Completes IMSA Squad With Ricky Taylor Joining Full-Time

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On Wednesday, Acura Team Penske officially announced the remainder of their lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Joining Helio Castroneves in the second full-time Acura ARX-05 will be defending Prototype co-champion Ricky Taylor, who moves over from Wayne Taylor Racing. For the endurance races, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud (pictured above roasting his …

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Scuderia Corsa, WeatherTech Racing Join Forces for 2018

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On Tuesday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will be moving their backing from Riley Motorsports to Scuderia Corsa for 2018.  WeatherTech sponsorship will adorn the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 for the Van Nuys, Calif.-based team.  Cooper MacNeil will move to the No. 63 along with the sponsorship MacNeil will be joined full-time by the returning …

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