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Entry List: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

2019 Long Beach IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend at Belle Isle Park for the first time in nearly a month.  However, only 20 teams are entered in the 100-minute sprint race. Why such a short field?  A number of factors.  One, this race was originally a week earlier.  Moving it back to the …

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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo; Courtesy of IMSA)

In Saturday’s ROAR Before the 24 sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen was fastest overall with a lap at 134.323 mph in his Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Cadillacs have topped every WeatherTech on-track session for the first two days of the ROAR Before the 24. Session No. 3 After the early morning rain …

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SunEnergy1 Racing Returns To IMSA For Rolex 24

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Thomas Jaeger Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mercedes-AMG announced their slate of teams Tuesday (Jan. 12) that will contest this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to HTP Winward Motorsport moving up and Alegra Motorsports, returning to IMSA after being away since 2017, SunEnergy1 Racing will be back in the IMSA paddock for the first time since Watkins Glen in 2018 …

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Joey Hand Wins Pole for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Joey Hand Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams brought out their Saturday best in qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  When the dust cleared, it was Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Joey Hand who walked away with the overall pole. The session was a close one as the times whittled away.  Risi Competizione’s …

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Antonio Garcia Tops Wild VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 2

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at VIRginia International Raceway.  Garcia’s lap of 101.323 seconds (116.183 mph) was a full second faster than what Tommy Milner turned during the first session. Garcia’s lap was eight-hundredths of a second faster than BMW Team RLL’s …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Impresses at Dover and Graham Rahal Sweeps IndyCar at Detroit

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Attrition Strikes Again in Dover Friday may have been National Doughnut Day, but Miles the Monster was apparently still hungry come Sunday. Hungry for race cars, that is. Kicking off the AAA 400 in the hottest conditions of the weekend, Dover International Speedway was a hefty challenge for first-time Monster …

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Taylor Brothers Overcome Qualifying Wreck to Claim 5th Straight Win

2017 Long Beach IWSC Jordan Taylor Victory Lap Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

It seems like Wayne Taylor Racing cannot be stopped at this point.  On Saturday, the team started at the back of the Prototype class due to a qualifying crash.  Despite that fact, Ricky and Jordan Taylor were able to claw through the field and take advantage of a pit strategy blunder to take their fifth …

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Riley Motorsports Switches to Mercedes, SunEnergy1 Racing Reforms

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Ben Keating Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Mercedes officially announced their entry into the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the new V8-powered Mercedes AMG GT3.  Riley Motorsports will serve as the primary team for the manufacturer, which will not field a factory squad in the GT Daytona class.  Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen will return to the team for their …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Always Tell Viewers Why the Caution Is Out

2016 Michigan II CUP Kyle Busch spin Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Low-downforce racing is always interesting; my takeaway so far of the three low-downforce races is that the package makes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars handle a little like the trucks in the Camping World Truck Series — very susceptible to being swept around. However, we only have Kentucky and Michigan International speedways to base this …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Olympics Push NASCAR To The Background On NBC

2016 Mid Ohio Sports Car Course NXS photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome back. Hope you guys enjoyed the off week for the Sprint Cup Series. It was not very relaxing for me, personally, but I enjoyed myself. Could have done without the thunderstorms, though. Speaking of thunderstorms, that’s effectively what plagued Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the XFINITY Series. As I’ve told …

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