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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will …

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Spirit of Daytona’s Tristan Vautier Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

After much of the weekend had been dominated by Acura Team Penske, it will be the smallest of the Cadillac squads, Spirit of Daytona Racing, that will start Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts up front.  On Friday afternoon (March 16), Tristan Vautier won …

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Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  …

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Connor De Phillippi to Drive for BMW, Bill Auberlen in New Role

On Thursday, BMW Team RLL announced that Connor De Phillippi will drive full-time for the organization in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.  He will replace veteran Bill Auberlen, who will step back from full-time racing to become a Brand Ambassador for BMW of North America.  The 49-year old …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two …

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Entry List: 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans

This weekend, the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end at Road Atlanta in Georgia.  39 cars in four classes will battle for glory. In the Prototype class, the biggest story of the race is the appearance of Team Penske. They’ll run an ORECA 07-Gibson with big names behind …

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REBELLION Racing Fastest in Shortened First Roar Session

Mid-morning on Friday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out onto Daytona International Speedway’s road course for their first session of 2017.  Unlike the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge session earlier, this one had some problems. Before those problems reared their head, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani set the fastest lap …

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