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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the …

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Jon Bennett To Retire From Prototype Racing, CORE autosport To Pull Out Of DPi

CORE autosport owner/driver Jon Bennett announced Thursday (Aug. 22) in an open letter that he will be retiring from Prototype racing after October’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  In addition, Bennett has no plans to field a DPi entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020. “The time has simply …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

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. …

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CORE autosport Claims 1st Overall Prototype Victory at CTMP

CORE autosport’s Colin Braun passed Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor for the lead with 12 minutes to go just as Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell spun into the gravel at Moss Corner.  At first, Braun gave the spot back thinking that he had passed under yellow.  A review indicated that …

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CORE autosport Moves Up to Prototypes in 2018

On Thursday morning, CORE autosport announced that the No. 54 team that currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class will move up to Prototypes in 2018.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it full-time next season.  Full-time drivers Jon Bennett and Colin …

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Gianmaria Bruni Fastest Overall in WeatherTech Lime Rock Happy Hour

In final practice for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams at Lime Rock Park Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni was fastest overall.  Bruni’s lap of 50.601 seconds (104.867 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the GT Le Mans pole last year.  It was also more than four-tenths …

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