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Magnus Announces Dane Cameron, Andrew Davis as Lime Rock Subs

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, Magnus Racing announced that Dane Cameron and Andrew Davis have joined the team for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park.  The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regulars will replace Pierre Kaffer and Marco Seefried.  Both drivers will be racing in the Zurich 24 Hours Nürburgring this weekend in Germany. …

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Pace Laps: When the Open Outshines the All-Star Race

Participants in the 2017 NASCAR All-Star race. Photo: NKP

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Cup Series: The Open Shines Again in All-Star Week – As three of the sport’s brightest young stars threatened to go three-wide across the start-finish in the closing laps of Saturday’s Monster Energy Open, we knew the proceeding All-Star Race had quite the act to follow. Rookie Daniel Suarez may have not been a top …

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Patrick Long Wins Pole for CTMP Sprint-X Race No. 1

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Friday afternoon, Patrick Long was not the fastest man on track at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. However, he was the fastest man to keep his car straight. Long turned in a lap of 75.221 seconds (117.685 mph) around the 2.459-mile road course to qualify second fastest for the CTMP Sprint-X Race.  Only R. Ferri Motorsports’ …

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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Adds Wolf Henzler for Sprint-X Program

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On Thursday, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced that Porsche factory racer Wolf Henzler will join regular driver Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO “Red Dragon” Porsche 911 GT3 R for two Sprint-X races later this season.  The team is primarily focusing on the GT sprint races.  However, the team will compete in the Sprint-X races …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

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This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s various classes will descend upon Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) near Clarington, Ont. for a full weekend of racing.  There will be six races (three each on Saturday and Sunday) to whet the appetites of race fans.  As of right now, 102 teams are entered in the various …

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Pace Laps: Aric Almirola’s Wreck Changes the Game, Ben Rhodes Comes up Shy of First Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Almirola Crash Changed The Game – Just one week ago, Aric Almirola stood inside Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway. He’d won his second XFINITY Series race in his last three restrictor plate attempts, following that up with a fourth-place effort in the Cup race. A season-long goal of making the playoffs suddenly …

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DragonSpeed Scores a 1-2 in ELMS at Monza

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On Sunday afternoon, the G-Drive Racing ORECA 07-Gibson (fielded by DragonSpeed) shared by Ryo Hirakawa, Leo Roussel and former IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regular Memo Rojas claimed overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza. The margin of victory was a scant 2.245 seconds over the No. 21 DragonSpeed entry of …

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GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert Wins Pole for ELMS 4 Hours of Monza

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On Saturday, GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert won the pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Guibbert’s lap of 96.526 seconds (134.264 mph) around the 3.6-mile Autodromo Nazionale Monza was a little more than a tenth of a second faster than DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre in a similar ORECA 07. Another …

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Pace Laps: Stenhouse Jr. Cashes In, Aric Almirola Surprises And Thomas Curley Passes On

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Career Weekend for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  It’s been a long time coming. There was a time it didn’t even look possible. But Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finally crossed the finish line first Sunday, capturing his first Cup victory in 158 career starts at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse started the day out front, pacing …

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Ricky Taylor Spanks the Field to Take COTA Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, qualifying sessions are relatively close in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Ricky Taylor made sure that wasn’t the case on Friday as he won the pole for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown with a lap of 114.809 seconds (106.812 mph). Taylor was the first driver to set a time in the session and …

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