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Taylor Hagler to Miss IMSA Sebring Event After Positive COVID-19 Test

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A second IMSA driver has tested positive for COVID-19. Taylor Hagler, who competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, will miss the Advent Health 120 at Sebring International Raceway. “I’m sad to be missing the IMSA round at Sebring this weekend, especially after such a long break without racing,” Hagler said. 1/2 A L I …

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Racers Edge Motorsports, DXDT Racing Split GT World Challenge America at VIR

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At VIRginia International Raceway this past weekend, Racers Edge Motorsports’ Acuras were the class of the field.  However, two separate issues with pit stops prevented them from sweeping the weekend.  They could only muster a split in the two GT World Challenge America powered by AWS rounds this past weekend with DXDT Racing that restarted …

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Mazda Motorsports Scores 1-2 Finish in WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The former Mazda Team Joest entered Daytona with an all-new organization as Multimatic has replaced Joest Racing as the operator of Mazda’s RT24-Ps.  The changes didn’t change any of the pace shown in January as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell claimed overall victory in the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Saturday (July 5). “To be honest, …

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Helio Castroneves Wins 2020 WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Pole

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In the heat of the Central Florida afternoon at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (July 4), Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday evening’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 135.777 mph in his No. 7 Acura ARX-05. It didn’t take long for the speeds to get …

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Oliver Jarvis, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Daytona WeatherTech Practices

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action after being away for more than five months.  Despite significant change since Daytona, the Mazda RT24-P is still a very fast car on Daytona International Speedway’s ROVAL.  Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis, driving the car that won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, was …

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Felipe Nasr Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out For Daytona

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Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (July 3) that Felipe Nasr, driver of the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R., has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, he is returning to Miami in order to enter quarantine and will miss Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona at bare minimum. “I’ve been waiting so long for …

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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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Aaron Telitz To Drive Remainder of 2020 for AVS Vasser Sullivan

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AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday (June 25) that Aaron Telitz has been tapped to drive the No. 14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Telitz replaces Parker Chase, who opted out of the rest of the season earlier this week after determining that it would conflict …

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Hardpoint Motorsports Adds WeatherTech Sprint Cup Program for 2020

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Hardpoint Motorsports, a team that currently competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Note: Pilot Challenge car pictured above) announced Wednesday (June 17) that the team will expand their program to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team has acquired an Audi R8 LMS GT3 and will compete using No. 30 in the …

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Porsche to No Longer Run Factory Team in IMSA After 2020

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Porsche announced Thursday morning (June 4) that they will cease factory involvement in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class at the end of the 2020 season.  The manufacturer indicated that making this move “makes a significant contribution to overcoming the economic effects that the coronavirus crisis has had on the sports car …

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