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Oliver Gavin Announces Retirement From Full-Time Driving At End of 2020

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin announced on his Twitter feed Saturday morning (Oct. 31) that he will step away from full-time racing at the end of the 2020 season. The 48-year old Gavin has raced professionally for nearly 30 years, starting out in open-wheel competition in England before transitioning to sports …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Earns 3rd Straight Le Mans Victory

Toyota GAZOO Racing once again dominated the proceedings at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  The pole-sitting No. 7 Toyota TS050 was in charge for nearly the entire first half of the race.  However, a turbo issue just past the halfway point resulted in a 30-minute stint in the garage.  That …

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Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna dominated the proceedings Sunday (Feb. 23) at Circuit of the Americas.  The trio combined to lead 156 of the 189 laps en route to winning the Lone Star Le Mans, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. Changes …

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Pace Laps: Rain Delays Daytona 500, Noah Gragson Makes Statement in Xfinity Series

NASCAR Cup Series: Mother Nature Postpones Daytona 500 Before the green flag even had a chance to fly, a small rain shower delayed the start of the 62nd annual Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon (Feb. 16) briefly. Once the track was dry, drivers took the green flag but only ran 20 …

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IMSA, ACO Announce Prototype Convergence, DPi 2.0 Becomes LMDh

Officials from IMSA and the Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) announced convergence of future prototype regulations Friday (Jan. 25) in a special press conference at Daytona International Speedway.  The new second-generation DPi cars will now run as the Le Mans Daytona h class, or LMDh class, starting in 2022. These new …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

Rebellion Racing’s Norman Nato and Bruno Senna‘s fastest laps averaged out to 117.566 mph.  That was good enough Friday (Dec. 13) to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.  It is Rebellion Racing’s second straight overall pole. Nato and Senna’s average lap was …

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