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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through the gravel and Derani in …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his quick form Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) by winning the pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 133.573 mph.  It is a new track record for the 2.54-mile circuit and Nasr’s first pole in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in WeatherTech Final Practice at Michelin Raceway

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest overall in the final WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice of the 2019 season Friday (Oct. 11).  Nasr’s lap at 133.647 mph is the quickest lap of the weekend to this point. Nasr’s lap was six-tenths of a second faster than Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor.  Filipe Albuquerque …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest Overall In Petit Le Mans Thursday Practice

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Felipe Nasr Fastest in Long Beach WeatherTech Practice

2019 Long Beach IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to be ready to go nice and early Friday morning (April 13) for practice at 7:50 a.m. local time.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr set the fastest lap with a few minutes to go at an average speed of 97.864 mph. Nasr’s lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Action Express Racing Claims 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2019 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac shared by Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr proved to be the dominant team at Sebring on Saturday (March 16).  The trio combined to lead 249 of the 348 laps to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. “It’s unbelievable.  I’m out …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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