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Pace Laps: Quiet Martin Truex Jr. & Weekend of the Kyles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Quiet Despite Racing on 2017 Playing Ground Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 seemed like a perfect event for Martin Truex Jr. to win for the single-car Furniture Row Racing team: fourth-place starting spot on a 1.5-mile track in the race he won one year ago. However, a win was …

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Callaway Competition USA Downsizes to 1 Car for St. Petersburg

2018 PWC Callaway Corvette GT3 R Callaway Competition

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Callaway Competition USA announced Thursday (Mar. 1) that they will only have one Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R for their Pirelli World Challenge debut next weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Callaway Competition USA originally announced in December that they would make their Pirelli World Challenge debut with two Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-Rs for Daniel Keilwitz and Michael …

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KohR Motorsports Announces Part-Time PWC GTS Schedule with Nate Stacy

2018 Daytona CTSC Nate Stacy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) regulars KohR Motorsports announced on Wednesday (Feb. 28) that they will field an entry in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class starting with the season opener at St. Petersburg.  16-year old Nate Stacy, pictured above roasting his tires at Daytona, will drive the No. 52 Ford Mustang GT4.  Sponsorship will be …

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Pace Laps: Ford Forges Ahead Of NASCAR Pack at Atlanta

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Takes Charge in Atlanta For Ford, Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to happier times for the manufacturer: Atlanta 2017. It was in that race, one year ago where Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 292 of 325 laps. But a late caution flag shuffled the field, costing Harvick a …

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Hyundai Enters PWC TCR with Bryan Herta Autosport

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On Thursday, Hyundai announced a new relationship with Bryan Herta Autosport at the Chicago Auto Show that will see the INDYCAR team field two Hyundai i30 N TCRs in Pirelli World Challenge’s new TCR class in 2018.  The two i30 Ns will be driven by Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis. BHA owner Bryan Herta is …

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Blackdog Speed Shop Taps Andy Pilgrim, Michael Cooper for GTS SprintX

2017 Lime Rock PWC Lawson Aschenbach Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Blackdog Speed Shop announced that in addition to their two full-time Pirelli World Challenge GTS sprint race entries, they’ll field their two Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs in the GTS SprintX races as well.  In order to do that, the team has tapped Andy Pilgrim and Michael Cooper to drive. Pilgrim, the 2005 SPEED World …

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Martin Fuentes Returns to PWC, Caesar Bacarella Joins for Sprint-X

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On Friday afternoon, Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas announced that they will compete full-time in Pirelli World Challenge in 2018.  Friday saw the unveiling of their new No. 07 Ferrari 488 GT3.  For the Sprint races, the car will be driven by Martin Fuentes, 2016 GTA class champion.  For the Sprint-X races, Fuentes will be …

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ST Racing Moves Up to GTS Sprint-X, Adds Aurora Straus, Connor Bloum

2017 Lime Rock PWC Samantha Tan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, ST Racing announced that they will move up from Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class to the new GTS Sprint-X class for 2018 with two new BMW M4 GT4s.  Samantha Tan and Nick Wittmer will drive one of the cars while Connor Bloum and Aurora Straus, teammates from last season with Rennsport One in the …

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Alegra Motorsports to PWC, Michael Christensen, Spencer Pumpelly to Drive

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Alegra Motorsports announced that they will move to Pirelli World Challenge full-time in 2018.  They will field the same No. 28 Porsche 911 GT3 R that competed full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.  Porsche factory racer Michael Christensen will drive full-time in both the Sprint and Sprint-X races.  For the …

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Rodrigo Baptista Moves Up to PWC GT with K-PAX Racing in 2018

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, K-PAX Racing announced that they have signed Brazilian racer Rodrigo Baptista to drive one of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3s full-time in 2018, joining Àlvaro Parente.  The press release did not indicate which car that Baptista will drive.  As a result, it is unclear whether he will replace Bryan Sellers, or if he …

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