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Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 02 Cadillac Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

Chip Ganassi celebrates victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring with drivers Earl Bamber, Neel Jani and Alex Lynn, 3/19/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Earl Bamber passed Richard Westbrook with 45 minutes to go and held on to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

Sean Creech Motorsports Returns To IMSA in 2022 After 8-Month Break

Joao Barbosa practicing for the Acura Sports Car Challenge presented by the TLX Type S at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 5/14/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Sean Creech Motorsports announced Thursday (Jan. 6) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the full 2022 season.  Joao Barbosa and Dr. Lance Willsey will be the full-time drivers in the No. 33 Ligier JS P320-Nissan.  They will be joined by Malthe Jakobsen and Sebastian Priaulx at Daytona. Barbosa is excited …

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Sean Creech Motorsports Announces 2021 WeatherTech Plans

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Sean Creech Motorsports announced Sunday morning (Jan. 10) that they will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP3 class in 2021.  Lance Willsey, who has driven for the team for years in IMSA Prototype Challenge, will move up with the team.  He’ll be joined by veteran Joao Barbosa for the full year.  Wayne …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out at Dale Coyne Racing, Joins JDC-Miller Motorsports in 2020

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sebastien Bourdais will be racing in a different series in the 2020 season. Dale Coyne Racing announced Friday (Nov. 22) that they have parted ways with the Frenchman. Bourdais competed for the team in 2011 and 2017, while seasons 2018 and 2019 were under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan banner. “I want to thank …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Entry List: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action with all three of their classes for the first time in nearly a month.  35 teams are entered in Sunday’s sprint race at Road America in Wisconsin. In the Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Most notably, Jõao Barbosa is back in …

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Action Express’ Jõao Barbosa Out Until August Due to Bicycle Crash

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing announced on Thursday (June 7) that Jõao Barbosa, co-driver of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R., has been involved in a bicycle crash while training.  In the crash, Barbosa suffered a wrist injury in the crash that will keep him out for at least the next two races on the IMSA …

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

(Photo: Cadillac/Richard Prince)

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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Action Express Overcomes Overheating to Claim Rolex 24 1-2

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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 the end, it almost completely …

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Action Express Racing Announces 2018 Driver Lineup

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Action Express Racing announced their drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  It will be a mix of familiar faces and new drivers for the veteran sports car team. In the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time will be Filipe Albuquerque, who currently drives with the team in the Tequila …

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