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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced short-term boosts for drivers like …

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Ryan Eversley Leads Flag-to-Flag to Win Lime Rock TCR/TCA Race No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

RealTime Racing’s Ryan Eversley took advantage of his pole position to stake himself an early lead over the pack.  It was ultimately more than enough for Eversley to hold on for his second win of the season. Afterward, Eversley was very pleased. “We have a really kick-ass Honda Civic Type-R,” Eversley said after the race.  …

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Ryan Eversley Reigns Supreme in Friday Lime Rock TCR/TCA Action

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

RealTime Racing’s Ryan Eversley seemed vincible in the opening practice session Friday morning (May 25) at Lime Rock Park.  After adjustments, no one could touch his pace.  The Atlanta-based Eversley was fastest overall in practice and easily won the pole for Saturday’s first TCR/TCA race. Qualifying The qualifying session was not really all that close.  …

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Pace Laps: Busy But Sad Week for Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Finds Way Back to Victory Lane – It’s hard to believe that it took Joey Logano over one calendar year to earn another win … yet here we are. Caught in the middle between the young guns and veterans categories used to label drivers, especially this season, Logano …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas

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For Pirelli World Challenge’s first SprintX weekend of the year, 103 entries have posted in the various classes.  While the number is down from last year, it is a true 103 cars.  Last year saw multiple teams listed more than once due to the weekend schedule. In the main SprintX races, there will be 20 …

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HART Reconstitutes Itself, Announces 2018 Endurance Schedule

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, the Honda of America Racing Team (HART) announced that they will return to the track as a team in 2018.  They will compete in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races with one Acura NSX GT3.  Ryan Eversley will return to the team, along with longtime driver Chad Gilsinger.  The remaining …

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Pace Laps: Swings Galore at Las Vegas and Joey Logano’s XFINITY Dominance

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: You can say Kyle Busch put the “swing” in the West Coast Swing – After Joey Logano made contact with Kyle Busch coming to the checkered flag in Turn 4, Busch went after his former teammate on pit road, leading to punches and a bloody forehead for Busch. “There wasn’t much talking, …

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Adderly Fong Quickest in PWC GT Practice; Aschenbach on GTS Pole

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Pirelli World Challenge’s four classes all took to the 1.8-mile street course in St. Petersburg for their opening on-track sessions.  It was a rather expensive day. In the 55 minute practice session, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong was quickest with a lap of 72.571 seconds (89.292 mph) in his Bentley Continental GT3.  Practice times …

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45 Entered for Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener at St. Petersburg

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. will be the GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTS Classes of Pirelli World Challenge.  Between those four classes, 45 cars are entered.  The GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes will run together in two 50-minute races, while the GTS class will …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Rennsport One Win Road Atlanta 150, Titles

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Friday saw the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge hold their season finale at Road Atlanta.  The Grand Sport championship was effectively a foregone conclusion as all Multimatic Motorsports teammates Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson had to do was complete the minimum drive time.  Once that was done, it was well and truly on. Grand Sport Maxwell …

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