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Pace Laps: Fords Fighting At Daytona, Dragsters Racing At Pomona

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Fights To The Front Daytona 500 qualifying saw both Chevy and Toyota take center stage. Owner Rick Hendrick won his fourth straight pole position for the Great American Race, this time with Alex Bowman and the No. 88 while four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas qualified …

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FIA WEC Unveils 2018-19 Full Season/Le Mans Entries, Moves Fuji Race

On Friday afternoon (European time), the FIA World Endurance Championship officially launched the 2018-19 season with an announcement in Paris.  The full-season entry list was revealed, containing 36 teams.  However, the biggest news was the shift of the 6 Hours of Fuji up by one week to Oct. 14. The …

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Fernando Alonso Joins Toyota GAZOO Racing for 2018-2019 WEC Super Season

Last weekend in Daytona, Fernando Alonso stated that his chances of racing at Le Mans this year was “50/50.”  Those chances are now nearly 100/0 as Toyota GAZOO Racing announced Monday that Alonso will be part of the team as often as his Formula One commitments allow him to be. …

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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

On Sunday afternoon, Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Cadillac shared by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi overcame significant overheating issues to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For 2018, the Cadillac DPi teams have new 5.5-liter engines, replacing last year’s 6.2-liter units.   Reliability was a question, and in …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

Thursday at Daytona International Speedway is a very busy day for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  There are three practice sessions totaling 3.5 hours of track time, in addition to qualifying.  Here, we’ll recap all of the Thursday sessions. Qualifying Entering the weekend, qualifying seemed to be a …

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Fernando Alonso Talks 24 Hours of Daytona Attempt, Stock Car Future

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is no stranger when it comes to trying something new. After all, he competed in the Indianapolis 500 last year and will drive in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend. Alonso, 36, competes with McLaren in F1, and that is his primary …

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Fernando Alonso to Race for United Autosports in Rolex 24 at Daytona

fernando alonso (credit: McLaren)

After weeks of speculation, United Autosports made it official on Thursday.  Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will compete for the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Alonso will share a Ligier JS P217-Gibson with Lando Norris and Phil Hanson. Since the race is in January, it does …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Steals Victory, Takuma Sato Gets Redemption at Indy

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Austin Dillon Stretches Fuel, Picks up First-Career Victory – The No. 3 car is back in Victory Lane, as Austin Dillon went the final 70 laps of the 600-mile race on a single tank of fuel. What went from another Martin Truex Jr. invitational, dominating, yet, again …

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