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Entry List: Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for their second-to-last race of the season.  It is also the season finale for the inaugural WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  32 cars are entered and will take the green flag Sunday afternoon. In the Prototype class, there are 10 cars entered.  Still no …

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Pace Laps: Cup Playoff Grid is Set, Justin Allgaier Readies For Xfinity Title Hunt

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Calamity Strikes, Playoff Grid is Set Regardless of the attendance size, the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 was full of action. 48 of the 160 laps were run under caution, but when the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the playoff grid was set. Nine drivers failed to finish …

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Scott Hargrove Sees Ups & Downs in 2019 IMSA Season

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In the past few years, there have been a number of young guns making a name for themselves in sports car racing.  One of these youngsters is Scott Hargrove, a 24-year old racer out of British Columbia. Hargrove started out in karting before switching to open-wheel racing.  In 2013, he won what is now the …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Claims Watkins Glen Weekend Sweep

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra claimed a weekend sweep Sunday (Sep. 1) by winning Race No. 2 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International.  For Vilander, it is his fifth win of the season and the second for Serra. Despite the victory, things were far from perfect.  Vilander started …

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Pace Laps: Monday Morning Mayhem at Darlington, Cole Custer Picks Up Surprise Win

2019 Darlington pack racing NKP Xfinity

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Erik Jones Performs Under Pressure Erik Jones spent 2016 as Toyota’s hottest NASCAR prospect in the sport’s lower levels. He moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, winning Rookie of the Year while knocking 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth out of a ride. 2018 was looked …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

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In Sunday’s (Sep. 1) FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, Toyota GAZOO Racing claimed their sixth consecutive win when Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious.  The No. 8 Toyota was close behind to give Toyota a one-two finish. The Toyotas were up front early and often, combining to …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Wins Watkins Glen Race No. 1 in the Pits

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra took advantage of bad luck for K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro Parente to take the lead during a mandatory pit stop. From there, Vilander held on to win Race No. 1 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International Saturday (Aug. 31). “It was awesome, [but] it …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 4 Hours of Silverstone Pole

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway combined to set an average lap speed at 137.454 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Silverstone, the 2019-20 season opener for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Kobayashi’s lap during his portion of the session was the only lap of the weekend under 96 …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in First Practice Day of 2019-20 WEC Season

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Friday (Aug. 30) saw the teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship return to the track for their first official on-track action of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the 10-week break since Le Mans, not a whole lot has changed. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall with a lap at 136.273 mph. Practice No. …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Dominates, Takuma Sato Stuns at Gateway

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Gets it Done on a Road Course Throughout Christopher Bell‘s young NASCAR career, he’s mentioned how he believes one of his weaknesses is road course racing. After Saturday’s (Aug. 24) CTECH Manufacturing 180, he can’t say that anymore. During the two practice sessions on Friday (Aug. 23), Bell was the car …

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