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IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022: What We Learned

Romain Grosjean IndyCar Long Beach

Romain Grosjean at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Just a few months after the 2021 IndyCar season ended in Long Beach, the 2022 IndyCar season returned to the California streets for another race that didn’t disappoint. Sunday’s (April 10) event seemed to be a track position race that had some people heading for the exits within the first 30 laps—but then it got …

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Kyle Kirkwood Takes Fastest Rookie Crown in St. Petersburg Qualifying

Kyle Kirkwood on the streets of St. Petersburg

(Photo: James Black/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla– In his first NTT IndyCar Series qualifying session, Kyle Kirkwood ended the session as the fastest rookie in 12th place for Sunday’s (Feb. 27th) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet went around the 14 turn, 1.8 mile street course in 1 minute, 0.2616 seconds to …

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Kyle Kirkwood Joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2022 IndyCar Season

(Photo: Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR Media)

Kyle Kirkwood is joining AJ Foyt Racing next season in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Nov. 10. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet vacated by Sebastian Bourdais. Bourdais is switching to IMSA full time next year for Chip Ganassi Racing. The Florida native won the 2021 Indy Lights championship with Andretti Autosport …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during qualifying for the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole Saturday afternoon for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap at 135.967 mph.  It is Taylor’s first pole of 2021.  Despite the fact that Sunday’s race is six hours in length, qualifying is still very important. “Even though it’s six …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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ANSA Motorsports, KohR Motorsports Claim Encore Class Victories

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

ANSA Motorsports’ Roman DeAngelis and Kyle Kirkwood claimed overall victory in the IMSA Michelin SportsCar Encore Sunday (Nov. 11) at Sebring International Raceway.  For DeAngelis, it is his second win of the year in LMP3 equipment after winning the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda season opener at Daytona in January.  For Kirkwood, it is …

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