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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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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

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The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. https://www.facebook.com/mazdamotorsport/videos/614550919301042/ Pla’s lap was two-tenths of …

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Ricky Taylor Leads Acura Front Row Sweep at Laguna Seca

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Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole Saturday (Sep. 14) for Sunday’s Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren with a lap at 107.374 mph.  The Laguna Seca pole is Taylor’s first since joining Acura Team Penske at the beginning of 2018. It’s also the No. 7 Acura’s second pole of the season. Taylor’s …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were greeted with rain and mud.  Naturally, this cut down on actual lapping in practice.  Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall with a lap at 92.207 mph. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day was held in steady …

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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

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The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

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Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  It is the third out …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani. Practice …

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Penske Completes IMSA Squad With Ricky Taylor Joining Full-Time

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Acura Team Penske officially announced the remainder of their lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Joining Helio Castroneves in the second full-time Acura ARX-05 will be defending Prototype co-champion Ricky Taylor, who moves over from Wayne Taylor Racing. For the endurance races, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud (pictured above roasting his …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Overall Pole for America’s Tire 250

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s America’s Tire 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Taylor’s lap of 76.853 seconds (104.834 mph) is a track record at the undulating 2.238-mile road course.  It is Taylor’s fifth pole of 2017. Afterwards, Taylor was at a bit …

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