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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Laguna Seca Pole as Acura Sweeps Front Row

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya will start Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship from the pole position after turning in a lap at 107.175 mph. It is the third consecutive pole for the No. 6 Acura, but the first pole position for the car this season with Montoya driving. “I thought we had a …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Claim 3rd Straight WeatherTech Victory at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor Celebration Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor claimed victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sunday (Sept. 27).  It is the third straight win for the duo and their fourth victory of the season. Dane Cameron started from the pole and led early over Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.  The Acuras had …

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Helio Castroneves Quickest in Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Even though Acura Team Penske is officially now a lame duck team, that doesn’t mean that they still aren’t giving it their absolute best on the track.  In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Mid-Ohio, Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with at 113.857 mph.  Afterwards, he was quite satisfied with the performance. “[Practice] went really …

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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Win TireRack.com Grand Prix

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor recovered from multiple early penalties to win the TireRack.com Grand Prix Saturday (Sept. 5) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  It is the second win of the season for the duo as they continued their strong 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship season. “Great team effort today, I …

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NASCAR 101: Recent Double-Duty IndyCar & NASCAR Drivers

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Those who strictly follow NASCAR’s national series may not recognize RC Enerson‘s name, but those who also watch other racing disciplines — such as the NTT IndyCar Series — will. Enerson, a 23-year-old from Florida, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Road America, piloting the No. 07 for SS-Greenlight Racing. He’s …

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Oliver Jarvis, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Daytona WeatherTech Practices

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action after being away for more than five months.  Despite significant change since Daytona, the Mazda RT24-P is still a very fast car on Daytona International Speedway’s ROVAL.  Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis, driving the car that won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, was …

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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through the gravel and Derani in …

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Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya Dominate to Win At Laguna Seca

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was able to take the overall lead away from teammate Ricky Taylor 55 minutes into the Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren Sunday (Sep. 14).  Once out front, Cameron was able to easily hold off the No. 7 Acura.  Once Helio Castroneves fell back, Cameron was able to pull away …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Friday Road America Practice

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s No. 6 team was the team to beat Friday at Road America.  Dane Cameron was fastest overall with a lap at 132.472 mph during opening practice for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Practice No. 1 Cameron’s fast lap of the day came relatively early in the session.  That allowed the rest of …

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