Race Weekend Central

Spencer Pumpelly Claims Long Beach GT4 America Sprint Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning (April 13), The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly won the pole for Sunday’s 50-minute Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race in Long Beach.  Pumpelly’s lap of 82.462 mph is the fastest lap of the entire weekend for GT4 equipment.  It is also the only Pirelli GT4 America Sprint lap of the weekend completed in …

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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in Long Beach WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to be ready to go nice and early Friday morning (April 13) for practice at 7:50 a.m. local time.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr set the fastest lap with a few minutes to go at an average speed of 97.864 mph. Nasr’s lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Sebastien Bourdais Is Right At Home With Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For Sebastien Bourdais, he’s been all over the world in his racing career.  He won the International Formula 3000 Championship in 2001, then came to the United States to dominate Champ Car, winning four championships before leaving to go to Formula 1.  There, he competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso for a year and a half …

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Entry List: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

(Photo: Cadillac/Richard Prince)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their first sprint race of the 2019 season on the Streets of Long Beach in California.  Due to space constraints, only the Prototype and GT Le Mans teams are making the trip this weekend.  As a result, only 19 cars are entered. This weekend will be the …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Captures Bristol Sweep, While IndyCar Hits Barber

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Brings Missed Opportunity Kyle Busch has been dominating every facet of the 2019 NASCAR season. But Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway wasn’t supposed to be his moment. Busch’s car was a shell of itself less than three laps into the race, the victim of contact from Ricky Stenhouse …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Takes Over Texas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin’s Quick Road To Healing It was Homestead-Miami Speedway, the site of the 2018 championship finale and Denny Hamlin was clearly upset. The main storyline centered around whether he’d help title contender Kyle Busch with pit stall selection after winning the pole. But you could tell, from the second …

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Stephen Cameron Racing, ST Racing Split Laguna Seca GT4 Races

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A depleted field of only nine partook in two races Friday (March 29) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Pirelli GT4 SprintX West series.  Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe and Sean Quinlan won Race No. 1, while ST Racing’s Harry Gottsacker and Jon Miller won Race No. 2. Race No. 1 The Racers Group’s …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Experiences Martinsville Monotony?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martinsville Monotony? 2019 has been a bit of a mixed review for NASCAR to date. An increase in TV ratings and attendance at certain tracks is a promising sign. There’s an openness and excitement within the building as new leadership, led by NASCAR CEO Jim France and President Steve Phelps, …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Makes History, But Not Before Cole Custer Stops Him

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Kyle Busch – Richard Petty Mirage NASCAR caught a break at the tail end of its West Coast swing. Auto Club Speedway Sunday (March 17) was another underwhelming race with the sport’s new handling package. One driver dominated, leading seven times for 134 laps and cruising to a 2.3-second …

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