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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

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Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through the gravel and Derani in …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his quick form Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) by winning the pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 133.573 mph.  It is a new track record for the 2.54-mile circuit and Nasr’s first pole in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The …

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Austin Cindric, Sebastian Priaulx Win FOX Factory 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Multimatic Motorsports was able to get in the pits just before the 80 minute mark Friday (Oct. 11) to swap series debutante Sebastian Priaulx out of the seat and put in Austin Cindric. A couple of seconds later, a full-course caution flew for the stopped Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Mark Pombo. Cindric was able …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in WeatherTech Final Practice at Michelin Raceway

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest overall in the final WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice of the 2019 season Friday (Oct. 11).  Nasr’s lap at 133.647 mph is the quickest lap of the weekend to this point. Nasr’s lap was six-tenths of a second faster than Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor.  Filipe Albuquerque …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest Overall In Petit Le Mans Thursday Practice

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 132.343 mph.  The lap was turned in during the opening practice session of the day and was more than a second faster than the overall pole time from last …

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Akhil Rabindra Wins FOX Factory 120 Pole

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Automatic Racing’s Akhil Rabindra, in only his fourth IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge start, claimed the pole Thursday (Oct. 10) for Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 106.679 mph.  It is his first career IMSA pole and a new track record. “[My car] was wonderful,” Rabindra told Frontstretch after …

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Kyle Marcelli, Akhil Rabindra Top Michelin Raceway Pilot Challenge Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli was fastest overall in the first two IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice sessions Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  Marcelli’s lap at 106.734 mph is an unofficial track record. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day began at 8:45 a.m. local time under cloudy skies.  These conditions …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson & Cole Custer Capitalize on Playoff Wins at Dover

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Larson Perseveres to Win Biggest Race of His Career It was a tale of two halves for Sunday’s (Oct. 6) Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. In a race that saw Miles the Monster munch on playoff cars’ mechanics, Kyle Larson raced without issues to capture his first victory of …

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