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

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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IndyCar Tests 2018 Aerokit in Street Trim at Sebring

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Six drivers tested IndyCar’s 2018 universal aerokit at Sebring on Tuesday (Sept. 26). Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia, who tested the oval aerokit in July, were joined by 2017 champion Josef Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Spencer Pigot and James Hinchcliffe. The road-course aerokit was tested by Montoya and Servia at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at the …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron To Drive for Acura Team Penske

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On Tuesday afternoon, Team Penske announced the first of their two full-time driver lineups for 2018.  Former Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR and Formula One racer Juan Pablo Montoya will drive the as of yet unnumbered Acura ARX-05.  He will be joined by Dane Cameron, who will make the move to Penske from Action Express Racing. …

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2018 IndyCar Aerokit Tested by Juan Pablo Montoya, Oriol Servia

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar aerokit underwent its debut test with Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia at the wheel on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday (July 25). The two drivers turned out more than 100 laps for the first public demonstration of IndyCar’s 2018 Honda and Chevrolet specifications, and both spoke positively about the …

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Pace Laps: Small Teams Benefit in Daytona, Montoya Has Fun

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Ones Open Opportunity for NASCAR’s Small Teams If your Daytona 500 top-10 predictions were correct, after Sunday you may have a few new friends next time you go gambling in Las Vegas — or when you make a DraftKings team. While veteran Kurt Busch grabbed an epic last-lap victory for the first …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Juan Pablo Montoya Has Eyes Set on Future Despite Colorful Past

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Any time you’re on a three-man list alongside Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney, you’ve done pretty well in your time behind the wheel of a racecar. For Juan Pablo Montoya, after tasting victory in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he can proudly call himself one of …

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Kyle Larson is Happy Again at the Racetrack

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

2016 started off how the entire 2015 season went for Kyle Larson — bad. Through the first 10 races, he had just two top-10 finishes, including a third at Martinsville Speedway, a track that he claims he runs poorly at. However, at Kansas, the 11th race of the year, Larson was racing among the top five …

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Juan Pablo Montoya On Indy 500: We’ll Do Whatever We Can to Win It

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“People get intimidated by me because of what I do on the track, not because of what they say about me.” Just one year and four days ago, 32 drivers may have gotten intimidated by that one man, Juan Pablo Montoya, as the intensity grew substantially in the final laps of the Indianapolis 500. In a …

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