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DragonSpeed Exiting IndyCar

DragonSpeed has ended its NTT IndyCar Series program to focus more on its sports car entry, according to an Oct. 28 report on RACER. The team ran five races from 2019-2020, including two Indianapolis 500s. Ben Hanley, who competed for the organization, bumped Fernando Alonso in last year’s qualifying session. …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to …

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Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor Fastest in Early WeatherTech Practice

Weather has played a substantial role in practice Thursday (Jan. 23) for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams in Daytona.  Both sessions saw rain fall.  However, there was enough dry running in the second session to allow Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor to set the quick time of the day at …

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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Pla’s …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short …

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