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Entry List: Road Race Showcase

Renger van der Zande and Helio Castroneves race other in the rain during the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/2/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be back in action Sunday at Road America with all five classes for the first time since Watkins Glen just before the 4th of July weekend.  There will be 35 teams out on track doing battle Sunday afternoon.  There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday, so the …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Hyundai Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IMPC Russell Ward Tyler McQuarrie Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For Michelin Pilot Challenge, they will have their smallest grid of 2020 this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Only 26 cars are currently entered for this weekend’s two-hour event. In Grand Sport, only 18 cars are entered.  The most notable absence from the entry list is Automatic Racing with their Aston Martins.  They won’t …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

2019 Phoenix I NXS Michael Annett NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Drivers Making Their Season — or Series — Debuts at the Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR schedule isn’t just visiting a new track this weekend when its top series tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course. Some new faces are coming along, too. As is often the case with NASCAR’s road course races, multiple drivers entered this weekend are not full-time competitors on any NASCAR circuit. Instead, they either …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with six hours of racing at Watkins Glen International.  37 teams will take on Watkins Glen’s hilly 3.4-mile long course. In the Prototype class, there are the 11 full-time entries for the season.  Since this race is the shortest of the four races that are …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah

2017 UMC PWC Drew Staveley Car WC Vision

(Photo: WC Vision)

This weekend is the final SprintX weekend of 2018 for Pirelli World Challenge.  The series has it’s smallest SprintX entry of the season at Utah Motorsports Campus, 80 teams. In SprintX GT, the biggest story of the weekend is that Daniel Morad will not be there.  CRP Racing has posted an entry for their No. …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row for Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was very fast in the final round of XFINITY Series Qualifying Saturday (Aug. 4). Late in the session, teammate Joey Logano knocked Keselowski off the top to win the pole for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a lap at an average of 122.995 mph. Keselowski had a pole run going late …

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Mike Skeen Quickest in Sparsely Attended Watkins Glen XFINITY Practice

2018 Watkins Glen NXS Mike Skeen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil ALlaway)

JD Motorsports’ Mike Skeen was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice Friday afternoon (Aug. 3) at Watkins Glen International.  The Pirelli World Challenge veteran, who is making his XFINITY Series debut this weekend, turned in a lap at 95.620 mph in the wet during the second session. Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, the …

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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen, Scott Heckert Snatch VIR SprintX Victory

2018 VIR PWC Mike Skeen Car Rick Dole Photos

(Photo: Rick Dole Photos)

Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen was able to take the overall lead away from K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista with less than two laps to go on Sunday (April 29).  From there, Skeen was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Scott Heckert a well-deserved victory. “For me, it was just trying to hunt …

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