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Austin Cindric Returns to Rolex 24 with WeatherTech Racing

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WeatherTech Racing announced Monday (Jan. 10) that the team will enter a third car in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  This entry, a second Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, will be shared by Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series regular Austin Cindric, along with Dirk Mueller and Patrick Assenheimer and race in the GTD Pro class.  The …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest Overall In Petit Le Mans Thursday Practice

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 132.343 mph.  The lap was turned in during the opening practice session of the day and was more than a second faster than the overall pole time from last …

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Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya Dominate to Win At Laguna Seca

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was able to take the overall lead away from teammate Ricky Taylor 55 minutes into the Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren Sunday (Sep. 14).  Once out front, Cameron was able to easily hold off the No. 7 Acura.  Once Helio Castroneves fell back, Cameron was able to pull away …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

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Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

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Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs reigned supreme.  Filipe …

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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

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Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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Patrick Pilet Fastest Overall in Northeast Grand Prix Practice

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Porsche GT Team’s Patrick Pilet was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Pilet’s lap of 105.256 mph is not a class record, but it was significantly quicker than the pack. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Dirk Müller was fastest …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Claims First Ever WeatherTech Prototype Victory

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With under 36 minutes to go, JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson took advantage of a battle for the lead between Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor to sweep into the lead from third with this move. From there, Simpson had to deal with lapped traffic getting in the way.  Montoya …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

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On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani. Practice …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: Action Express Dominates

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In the third quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, attrition started to take its hold.  A number of the potential competitors to Action Express Racing have been eliminated from the race.  In the case of Wayne Taylor Racing, every time they would make a move back towards the front, another tire would fail. During …

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