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Pipo Derani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole; Jimmie Johnson Crashes

Pipo Derani wins the pole for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s dominance in Sebring continued Friday afternoon (March 19).  Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts with a lap at 127.798 mph.  This is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at the 3.74-mile road course. However, things aren’t all swell …

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Action Express Racing Sweeps Thursday Sebring Practices

Felipe Nasr practicing at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing came to Sebring, Fla. with full intent to flex their muscles.  They did just that Thursday (March 18).  Felipe Nasr was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 126.765 mph during the opening session of the day. Practice No. 1 The opening practice went green at 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning.  …

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Action Express Racing Overcomes Qualifying Issue, Wins Motul Pole Award 100

2021 Daytona IWSC Chase Elliott Pipo Derani Mike Conway Felipe Nasr Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani overcame getting their qualifying time Saturday disallowed and came from the rear of the DPi class to win the Motul Pole Award 100 Sunday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, the No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. will start Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona from …

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Couch Potato Monday: NBC Sports’ Sebring Coverage Expansive, But A Bit Distracted At Times

2020 Sebring IWSC Ricky Taylor Renger van der Zande Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Today, we’re going road racing.  Unlike NBC Sports’ NASCAR and INDYCAR coverage, the IMSA broadcast booth never went to the track after the shutdown.  The only difference here is that it was likely the plan all along, even without a pandemic. Given that this was a 12-hour race, NBC Sports did not use the same …

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

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

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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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Renger van der Zande Scott Dixon Ryan Briscoe Champagne Spray Courtesy of IMSA

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The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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Filipe Albuquerque Quickest in Petit Le Mans Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

So far, the Motul Petit Le Mans race weekend is looking a little like last year’s edition.  Action Express Racing dominated that weekend and they dominated the speed charts on Thursday (Oct. 15).  Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in practice with a lap at 132.081 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session Thursday, …

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Action Express Racing Dominates Road Atlanta Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Pipo Derani Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta a month early this year for the TireRack.com Grand Prix.  Through two practice sessions, things don’t look all that different from last year’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall with a lap at 132.478 mph. Practice No. …

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Action Express Racing Dominates To Claim Sebring Victory

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Pipo Derani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr dominated the proceedings Saturday (July 18) at Sebring International Raceway, leading 79 of 83 laps to win the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  For Derani, Saturday was his fourth career win on the bumpy circuit. “I think this place likes me,” Derani said after the race.  “We …

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Pipo Derani Claims Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Pole

2020 Daytona IWSC Pipo Derani Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani kept up his excellent form from practice Saturday afternoon (July 18).  With a lap at 126.147 mph, Derani claimed the overall pole for Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande did not take it easy.  The Dutchman’s first lap at speed was faster …

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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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