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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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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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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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SunEnergy1 Racing Returns To IMSA For Rolex 24

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mercedes-AMG announced their slate of teams Tuesday (Jan. 12) that will contest this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to HTP Winward Motorsport moving up and Alegra Motorsports, returning to IMSA after being away since 2017, SunEnergy1 Racing will be back in the IMSA paddock for the first time since Watkins Glen in 2018 …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Championship 4 a Little Clearer Following Martinsville

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Logano Deals NASCAR’s Big Three A Big Blow Seven races into the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s three most successful drivers this season – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – have won just once in the postseason. Joey Logano added the latest nail in the coffin Sunday (Oct. 27) …

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Pace Laps: A Weekend of NASCAR ROVAL Excitement

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Charlotte ROVAL Is Here To Stay The Bank of America ROVAL 400 had so much action, it’s impossible to put in a single paragraph. The leader of the race overdrove it on a restart and sent half-a-dozen cars straight into the outside wall. Moments later, a seven-time champion was …

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Pace Laps: Justin Allgaier & Justin Haley Shine During Final Cup Off-Weekend

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Silly Season Shakeups Imminent It’s been a relatively quiet final off week in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Front Row Motorsports purchased BK Racing in a long-awaited bankruptcy auction. A few more Darlington throwback schemes got revealed; my current favorite is this one for David Ragan honoring Dale …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Powered by M

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

89 Pirelli World Challenge teams are entered in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Lime Rock Powered by M.  There will be four pairs of races during the weekend.  The GT SprintX races on Monday will be for the GT classes (Pro-Pro and Pro-Am, along with GT Cup).  GTS SprintX races are for GT4 equipment in …

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