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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019

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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains swept through Daytona Beach, leaving …

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Mazda Team Joest, CORE autosport Top Roar Day No. 3 Sessions

2018 Daytona IWSC Loic Duval Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest definitely showed the vast majority of what they had during the Roar Before the 24 and Sunday was no exception.  Harry Tincknell topped the regular sessions Sunday (Jan. 6) with a lap at 136.016 mph. Session No. 6 Tincknell’s quick time was set very early in the session, which started just after …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has been revealed.  This is a …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreak & Triumph in Kansas

2018 Kansas NXS John Hunter Nemechek Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Blessing And Curse At Kansas Kevin Harvick lost the battle at Kansas Speedway. He and his Stewart-Haas Racing organization could easily win the war. But man, they do make it hard on themselves, right? Harvick had victory in the bag Sunday (Oct. 21) at Kansas Speedway in the …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

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TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was found to have tape on …

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DragonSpeed to Move Up to WEC LMP1 for 2018-2019 Season

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

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On Tuesday morning, 2017 European Le Mans Series LMP2 champions DragonSpeed announced that they will be moving up to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class in 2018.  It will not be the championship-winning No. 22 moving up, though.  It will be the 10Star DragonSpeed No. 21 that will make the big move.  The team …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

2017 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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Porsche Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

2017 Nürburgring WEC Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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For the FIA World Endurance Championship, this weekend’s action at the Nürburgring in Germany is the first time that all teams are on the high-downforce aero package.  With Porsche debuting their high-downforce package Friday, they are now on par with Toyota. Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley was fastest overall on Friday with a lap of 98.663 …

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Ben Hanley Earns Silverstone ELMS Pole for DragonSpeed

2017 Silverstone ELMS Ben Hanley Car JEP www.jakobebrey.com

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Back in January, DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley was the fastest driver of all at the Roar Before the 24 in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Going back to Europe has not diminished his pace at all. On Saturday, Hanley won the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone with a lap of …

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