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Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

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Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna dominated the proceedings Sunday (Feb. 23) at Circuit of the Americas.  The trio combined to lead 156 of the 189 laps en route to winning the Lone Star Le Mans, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. Changes to the WEC’s success handicap …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Kamui Kobayashi Top Final 2 Daytona WeatherTech Practices

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The final two practice sessions for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona had their fair share of minor incidents, but nothing serious.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest in these sessions with a lap at 135.027 miles per hour. Practice No. 3 The night practice session Thursday night (Jan. 23) turned out to …

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Oliver Jarvis Continues Mazda’s Daytona Speed Stranglehold

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday brought changeable conditions to Daytona International Speedway.  Rains made the second session dicey at times, but Oliver Jarvis kept Mazda Team Joest’s No. 77 Mazda RT24-P on top of the pylon with a lap at 135.257 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session, Mazda picked up where they left off on Friday.  Harry …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in First Practice Day of 2019-20 WEC Season

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Friday (Aug. 30) saw the teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship return to the track for their first official on-track action of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the 10-week break since Le Mans, not a whole lot has changed. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall with a lap at 136.273 mph. Practice No. …

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Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Rolex 24 at Daytona Happy Hour

2019 Daytona IWSC Christian Fittipaldi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour Friday morning (Jan. 25) at Daytona International Speedway.  The cool weather conditions allowed speeds in the four classes to come close to, or even drop below the track record laps set in qualifying on Thursday. Albuquerque’s quickest lap was not …

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Ligier’s Revenge: United Autosports Leads Ligier Podium Sweep at Portimão

2018 Portimao ELMS Filipe Albuquerque Will Stevens Checkered Flag Jakob Ebrey Photography

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ORECA 07s have dominated the 2018 European Le Mans Series.  On Sunday (Oct. 28), Onroak Automotive struck back.  United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson claimed victory in the 4 Hours of Portimão in their Ligier JS P217-Gibson.  The French-built prototypes swept the podium in a wild race. “It was a crazy race,” Albuquerque said …

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

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Triple Threat, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Highlight Richmond’s Playoff Debut

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Big Three Back To The Front Earlier this week, I wrote about how playoff and stage bonuses make it difficult to topple NASCAR’s Big Three. But Richmond Raceway Saturday night (Sept. 22) reminded us of the most important reason; they’re simply just faster than everyone else. Kyle Busch led the …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2018 Long Beach IWSC Joao Barbosa Filipe Albuquerque Victory Lane Cadillac Richard Prince

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Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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