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Porsche Scores Dominant 1-2 Finish At VIR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche GT Team dominated the proceedings Sunday (Aug. 25) at VIRginia International Raceway.  The two Porsche 911 RSRs combined to lead 85 of the 88 laps in Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  There were no passes for the lead on track, but on the first stop of the race, the No. 911 team was …

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Laurens Vanthoor Wins Michelin GT Challenge At VIR Pole

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VIRginia International Raceway often brings changeable conditions and Saturday (Aug. 24) was no exception.  Porsche GT Team’s Laurens Vanthoor managed to keep himself on the track and scored the pole for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 116.983 mph. “It wasn’t very easy because the track [had] some slight wet spots,” …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

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Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Jon Bennett To Retire From Prototype Racing, CORE autosport To Pull Out Of DPi

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CORE autosport owner/driver Jon Bennett announced Thursday (Aug. 22) in an open letter that he will be retiring from Prototype racing after October’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  In addition, Bennett has no plans to field a DPi entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020. “The time has simply come for me,” Bennett explained …

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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Crushed, While Tyler Reddick, Brett Moffitt Capitalize at Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been One slip-up. One simple mistake. When you’re racing with the big boys in NASCAR’s top division, that’s all it takes for a Cinderella slipper to smash into tiny little pieces. Matt DiBenedetto was on the verge of one of the sport’s great upset stories Saturday …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Repeats at Michigan, Austin Cindric Doubles Up

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Bounces Back at Michigan Kevin Harvick didn’t let an early flat tire stop him from winning for the second straight year at Michigan International Speedway. The last two weeks have been near-mirror images of 2018: Chase Elliott held off Martin Truex Jr. to win at Watkins Glen International, …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric Take Over Watkins Glen, Friesen Finally Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott Wins As Playoff Race Heats Up Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. We’ve seen them battle mano-e-mano in western New York before and the 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen was round two. This time, Elliott hung on with pure speed, putting on the most dominant performance of …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins Wild Road America 120 With Final Lap Charge

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Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell earned their second win of the season Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America under relatively astonishing circumstances.  With four turns to go, Liddell was in fourth.  A daring outside move at Canada Corner moved the No. 71 Camaro past Eric Foss and Corey Fergus to get up …

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Dane Cameron Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron continued to assert his dominance Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America by claiming the pole for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Cameron’s lap of 134.046 mph is a new track record at the 4.048-mile road course. While Cameron did win the pole, he only just squeaked it out. Cameron’s lap …

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Tyler McQuarrie Wins Road America 120 Pole

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CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie won the pole Saturday morning (Aug. 3) for the Road America 120 with a lap at 106.751 mph.  The run breaks Owen Trinkler‘s run of two consecutive poles and puts Audi back on the front row. Trinkler was still close behind the Audi racer.  He qualified second overall in his Mercedes, …

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