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Pace Laps: Miles the Not-So Monstrous?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monster Mile Takes A Bite Out Of… No One? – It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Sunday (May 6) at the Monster Mile. Harvick cruised to the checkered flag by seven seconds over his closest competition. It was a series-leading fourth MENCS win of the year and the ninth …

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Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice lap at Spa last year. …

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Jenson Button Signs with SMP Racing for 2018-19 WEC Season

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SMP Racing announced Friday (April 27) that 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will drive the team’s No. 11 BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 prototype in a partial schedule during the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Series.  As a result, he will debut along Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov at Le Mans in June. …

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Pace Laps: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. & Noah Gragson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch scored his third-straight win at Richmond Raceway, joining Kevin Harvick to account for six victories in nine races this season. But perhaps what was more surprising was that it was Martin Truex Jr. who was cruising his way …

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Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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WEC Announces 2019 Sebring Schedule Changes

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On Thursday, IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship jointly announced a couple of key schedule changes for the WEC’s visit to Sebring in 2019 as part of their “super series.”  The race has been cut in length from 1500 miles to either 1000 miles or eight hours, whatever comes first.  That also results in …

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Make Le Mans Debut for United Autosports

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British-American race team United Autosports announced Wednesday (March 28) that current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Montoya will share the LMP2 class No. 32 Ligier JS P217-Gibson with youngsters Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen. “I’m very …

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Pietro Fittipaldi Snags 2 Race WEC Deal with DragonSpeed

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On Monday, DragonSpeed announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will drive the team’s LMP1-class No. 10 BR Engineering BR1-Gibson in two FIA World Endurance Championship races in the upcoming “Super Series.”  Pietro, the grandson of Formula 1 World Champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will compete at Spa and Fuji alongside Ben Hanley and Henrik …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Daytona Roundup For Cup, XFINITY & Camping World Trucks

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Young Guns Steal Daytona 500 Spotlight Except this 500 winner was very different. While Dale Earnhardt rattled people’s cages, a man’s man from the south, the 27-year-old Dillon is… a millennial. He has a video podcast, “Barn Life,” with best friend and jackman Paul Swan. He’s a clean-cut extrovert, an excitable guy …

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Risi Competizione/Keating Motorsports Unveils Le Mans Lineup

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Riley Motorsports (which is running under the name Keating Motorsports due to ACO rules) and Risi Competizione jointly announced the remainder of their driver lineup for their entry in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on Wednesday (Feb. 14).  The two teams will collaborate on a Ferrari 488 GTE entry in the GTE-Am class. …

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