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Ganassi’s Renger van der Zande, Sebastien Bourdais Win Chevrolet Grand Prix

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais won the Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

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Normally, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans would be the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With everything going on in 2020, it’s the third-to-last of the season and the penultimate race in the Michelin Endurance Cup.  31 teams will take to the 2.54-mile road course Saturday for 10 hours of racing. The DPi …

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Helio Castroneves Wins TireRack.com Grand Prix Pole

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Qualifying for the TireRack.com Grand Prix was incredibly competitive Friday evening (Sep. 4).  Once the dust cleared and sun set, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for the six-hour race with a lap at 133.151 mph.  He was overjoyed with his effort given the competition “I tell you what, it’s on the line, …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

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After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to go and held on to …

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Pipo Derani Claims Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Pole

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani kept up his excellent form from practice Saturday afternoon (July 18).  With a lap at 126.147 mph, Derani claimed the overall pole for Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande did not take it easy.  The Dutchman’s first lap at speed was faster …

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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

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The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. https://www.facebook.com/mazdamotorsport/videos/614550919301042/ Pla’s lap was two-tenths of …

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Signs Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo for 2nd Lexus

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that they have signed Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo to drive the team’s second full-time Lexus RCF GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  Previously, the new team announced the signing of Jack Hawksworth to drive the other car. “I’m thrilled to have a chance to …

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