NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Kamui Kobayashi Quickest In Le Mans Early Qualifying

2021 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Gabi Tomescu Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall in the opening round of qualifying Wednesday (Aug. 18) for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kobayashi’s lap of 147.801 mph was three seconds faster than any lap set in the opening practice session and more than a second faster than the quickest lap during the …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Car Credit MBUSA Brian Cleary

(Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary, bcpix.com)

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Toyota Dominates 6 Hours of Shanghai, Porsche Claims Titles

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday, Toyota GAZOO Racing dominated the 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai Circuit.  The two TS050s swapped the lead multiple times over the course of the race.  However, Jose Maria Lopez had contact with the GTE-Pro No. 91 Porsche of Richard Lietz with 38 minutes remaining.  The contact damaged the No. 7 and allowed …

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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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Porsche No. 2 Claims 4th Straight WEC Victory at COTA

2017 Mexico City WEC Earl Bamber Timo Bernhard Brendon Hartley Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was a competitive affair.  The Toyotas, off the pace for much of the race weekend were able to take the fight to the Porsches.  However, the outcome of the race came down to team orders, as much as Porsche doesn’t want to admit it.  With less than …

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Porsche Claims 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas Overall Pole

2017 COTA WEC Neel Jani Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker @AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday, Porsche LMP Team’s Neel Jani and Nick Tandy teamed up to claim the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Jani turned in the fastest lap of the weekend (104.656 seconds, 117.849 mph) during his time in the car.  Tandy was just as quick as Jani, but his best …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

2017 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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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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