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XFINITY Breakdown: Sam Hornish Jr. Dominates, Road Ringers Shine at Mid-Ohio

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Following a new track record in Saturday morning’s qualifying session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sam Hornish Jr. became the odds-on favorite to win at his home track. With a crash-filled opening stage, Hornish paced the way until the yellow flag flew with four laps remaining. Greg Erwin, crew chief of the No. 22 team called …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Administers Whooping on Field to Claim Mid-Ohio Pole

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Sam Hornish Jr. was fastest in practice Saturday.  He was just getting warmed up.  In the second round of qualifying, Hornish came into his own.  With a track record lap of 83.921 seconds (96.863 mph), Hornish easily won the pole for the Mid-Ohio Challenge. Hornish’s lap was nearly a full second faster than JR Motorsports’ …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Opening CTMP WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s defeat at Watkins Glen has not cost Wayne Taylor Racing any of their speed.  Jordan Taylor was fastest in opening practice at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with a lap of 69.443 seconds (127.577 mph). Taylor’s lap was a mere seven-thousandths of a second faster than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 …

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Action Express Snaps WTR Streak, Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen broke Wayne Taylor Racing’s stranglehold on Victory Lane.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa took the lead away from JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson in lapped traffic with 10 minutes remaining.  The South African racer continued to haunt Barbosa in the closing laps, but simply could not get …

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Pipo Derani Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Overall Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For most of this season, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s have been the class of the field.  So far this weekend at Watkins Glen International, that has not been the case.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap of 94.405 seconds (129.654 mph).  The …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Watkins Glen International.  Simpson’s ORECA 07-Gibson toured the 3.4-mile long course in 95.491 seconds (128.180 mph).  The lap was just four-hundredths of a second quicker than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel. Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa was third …

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Taylor Brothers Overcome Qualifying Wreck to Claim 5th Straight Win

(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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Elliott Formidable Driver, Forgettable In FOX Booth

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With Speedweeks complete, we finally got a good look at the new rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta.  Admittedly, the result of the new package is very similar to what we had before.  Kevin Harvick kicked butt, but failed to win.  Of course, that’s the Cliffs’ Notes version of the …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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Cadillac Assert Themselves at Daytona Test, Ricky Taylor Goes 200

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IMSA’s first open test with the new DPi entries wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.  Since it is a December test, it is really difficult to truly tell who is on pace and who is taking it easy.  However, one thing is pretty obvious coming out of the four sessions.  Cadillac’s new …

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