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

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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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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2020?

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This is the sixth year this column has tackled the roster of drivers who didn’t race in at least one of NASCAR’s three national series in 2020, and somehow the list seems longer this year. That’s probably due in part to the ever-present elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were multiple drivers’ …

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Forty 7 Motosports Wins IMSA Michelin Encore; Tim George Dies

2019 Road Atlanta PC Austin McCusker Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Forty 7 Motorsports’ Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge and Tristan Nunez scored a thrilling victory in the IMSA Michelin SportsCar Encore Sunday (Nov. 10) at Sebring International Raceway.  Despite that, the race was overshadowed by the passing of Dr. Tim George, who was part of the driving team of the No. 2 Ligier JS P3-Nissan for …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Dominates, Takuma Sato Stuns at Gateway

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Gets it Done on a Road Course Throughout Christopher Bell‘s young NASCAR career, he’s mentioned how he believes one of his weaknesses is road course racing. After Saturday’s (Aug. 24) CTECH Manufacturing 180, he can’t say that anymore. During the two practice sessions on Friday (Aug. 23), Bell was the car …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2019 Daytona IWSC Ana Beatriz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, there are 38 cars entered in the difficult endurance race.  Effectively, this is slightly larger than the full-time entry for the season. In Prototypes, there are 11 teams entered and a number of driver changes.  Brendon Hartley is the third driver in Action Express Racing’s No. …

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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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Daniel Mancinelli Claims PWC Road America Race No. 1 Pole

2018 Long Beach PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

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TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli claimed the pole Saturday morning (June 23) for Pirelli World Challenge race No. 1 at Road America with a lap of 115.946 mph, the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point.  Mancinelli’s time was half of a tenth of a second faster than Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen in his …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Lawson Aschenbach Stays Perfect, Sweeps CTMP GTS Weekend

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach remained perfect for the season in GTS Sprint races on Sunday morning (May 20), holding on to take his fourth consecutive victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Unlike race No. 1 on Friday, Aschenbach had to work hard to claim his trophy in his Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. “First off, we’ve …

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