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

2019 Michigan I NXS Noah Gragson NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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 laps before more rain stopped …

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IMSA, ACO Announce Prototype Convergence, DPi 2.0 Becomes LMDh

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 cars, whose technical regulations have …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato

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 up fourth on the grid …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

2019 Shanghai WEC Gustavo Menezes Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato

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 one-seventh of a second faster …

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Kazuki Nakajima, Brendon Hartley Claim 6 Hours of Fuji Pole

2019 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato

The ongoing dominance of the FIA World Endurance Championship by Toyota GAZOO Racing continued in the overnight hours Saturday morning (Oct. 5).  Teammates Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima turned in a two-lap average at 120.052 mph to win the pole for the 6 Hours of Fuji, a very important race not only because it’s in …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer

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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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 4 Hours of Silverstone Pole

2019 Silverstone WEC Mike Conway Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

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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

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato

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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2 Ford GTs Disqualified from Le Mans Due To Fuel Capacity Issues

2019 Le Mans WEC Jeroen Bleekemolen Car Keating Motorsports

(Photo: Keating Motorsports)

The Automobile Club d’Ouest announced early Tuesday morning (June 18) that Keating Motorsports has been stripped of their GTE-Am class victory from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and disqualified from the race altogether.  The action is based on two post-race penalties having to do with the fuel system. The first violation was that …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

2019 Iowa I NXS Christopher Bell NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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