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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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

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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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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

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The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya came out to play on Friday afternoon in Long Beach.  After topping the charts in Practice No. 2, Montoya turned in a lap of 72.922 seconds (97.156 mph) to win the pole for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. To Montoya, snagging the pole and …

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Felipe Nasr, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Long Beach WeatherTech Practices

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On Friday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions on the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach, Calif.  Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall with a lap of 73.160 seconds (96.840 mph).  The lap is nearly four-tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole time. Practice No. 1 Over the …

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Make Le Mans Debut for United Autosports

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British-American race team United Autosports announced Wednesday (March 28) that current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Montoya will share the LMP2 class No. 32 Ligier JS P217-Gibson with youngsters Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen. “I’m very …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Fastest in Road Atlanta Practice No. 2

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Team Penske did not take long to make an impression at Road Atlanta.  Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall in the second practice session Thursday for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta.  Montoya set a lap of 72.445 seconds (126.220 mph) to top the charts in the No. 6 ORECA 07-Gibson. Montoya’s lap …

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Entry List: 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans

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This weekend, the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end at Road Atlanta in Georgia.  39 cars in four classes will battle for glory. In the Prototype class, the biggest story of the race is the appearance of Team Penske. They’ll run an ORECA 07-Gibson with big names behind the wheel.  Juan Pablo Montoya, …

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Team Penske to Enter Motul Petit Le Mans

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Ever since the Acura Team Penske DPi effort for 2018 was announced, there have been inklings that Penske was going to enter the Motul Petit Le Mans as a dress rehearsal.  On Thursday, Team Penske made it official. Team Penske has filed an entry for next weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  The press release doesn’t …

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