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Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice lap at Spa last year. …

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Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

Goodyear Tires ready for NASCAR action. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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Rolex 24 6 Hour Update: Action Express Leads As Rain Jumbles Order

2018 Daytona IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the first quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s have dominated.  Renger van der Zande started on pole and led early.  However, the fastest car for the vast majority of the first six hours has been the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac from Action Express Racing. Nearly the first 2.5 hours …

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Mike Conway Quickest in Rolex 24 Final Practice

2018 Daytona IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out for one last hour of practice ahead of this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  When the session came to a conclusion, it was Action Express Racing’s Mike Conway that was fastest of all. Conway turned in a lap of 96.865 seconds (132.308 mph) about 20 …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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Mike Conway Fastest in Both WEC Shanghai Free Practice Sessions

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway put the No. 7 Toyota on the top of the timesheets in both 90 minute practice sessions at Shanghai Circuit.  Conway’s lap of 104.741 seconds (116.413 mph) was almost three-tenths of a second off of last years’ pole time. Free Practice No. 1 The first practice session was …

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Action Express Racing Announces 2018 Driver Lineup

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Joao Barbosa Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Action Express Racing announced their drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  It will be a mix of familiar faces and new drivers for the veteran sports car team. In the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time will be Filipe Albuquerque, who currently drives with the team in the Tequila …

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Toyota’s Le Mans Charge Falls to Pieces at Night

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

Leading into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota GAZOO Racing had a near flawless weekend. Toyota TS050s were at the top of the charts for Free Practice and all three Qualifying Practice sessions, usually with quite a gap over the Porsches.  Kamui Kobayashi set an all-time lap record to win the overall pole on …

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Toyota Sweeps 6 Hours of Silverstone Front Row

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Saturday, Toyota GAZOO Racing swept the front row for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.  The best laps from Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway averaged 97.304 seconds (135.448 mph) to claim overall pole for the No. 7 Toyota.  This lap average was nearly three-tenths of a second faster than Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima in …

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Mike Conway Fastest Overall In WEC Prologue Day No. 1

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

This weekend is the Prologue, an open test session for all teams that have declared intentions to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship full-time in 2017.  27 cars are present at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for two days of testing on the ultra-fast 3.5996-mile road course. After the first day, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike …

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