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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practices

Pipo Derani in Sunset Bend during practice for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/17/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday at Sebring at 127.319 mph.

Sebastien Bourdais Quickest Overall in Rolex 24 Practices

Renger van der Zande practicing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/28/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais turned in the fastest practice lap of the entire weekend Friday morning (Jan. 28) with a lap at 135.287 mph in the final practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Practice No. 3 Thursday night (Jan. 27) saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams venture …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Qualifying Race, Claims Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole

Wayne Taylor Racing celebrates in victory lane after winning the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race, 1/23/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was able to avoid a last-ditch effort from JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Richard Westbrook on the final lap to win the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Sunday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway.  The victory grants the Konica Minolta-sponsored Acura ARX-05 of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens the overall pole …

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Ricky Taylor Tops WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 2 at Daytona

Ricky Taylor sits on his pit box during practice for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway saw teams deal with cool weather and a little rain.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor turned in the quickest practice lap of the day with a lap at 135.487 mph. Session No. 3 The 60-minute session was stopped four separate times due to incidents.  First, Kyffin Simpson and …

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Tom Blomqvist Fastest in WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 1 Sessions

Tom Blomqvist practices during session No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist may be new to the DPi class in 2022, but he does not lack any speed.  Blomqvist was fastest overall in Day No. 1 of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday with a lap at 135.833 mph in his Acura ARX-05. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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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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Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor Fastest in Early WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Weather has played a substantial role in practice Thursday (Jan. 23) for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams in Daytona.  Both sessions saw rain fall.  However, there was enough dry running in the second session to allow Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor to set the quick time of the day at 135.042 mph. Practice No. 1 …

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Action Express Racing Claims 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac shared by Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr proved to be the dominant team at Sebring on Saturday (March 16).  The trio combined to lead 249 of the 348 laps to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. “It’s unbelievable.  I’m out …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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