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Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Rolex 24 at Daytona Happy Hour

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour Friday morning (Jan. 25) at Daytona International Speedway.  The cool weather conditions allowed speeds in the four classes to come close to, or even drop below the track record laps set in qualifying on Thursday. Albuquerque’s quickest lap was not …

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Sébastien Bourdais Set to Return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019

(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar)

As first reported by Autoweek, Sébastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019. The Le Mans, France born driver will embark on his seventh full-time IndyCar Series schedule and third straight with the DCR organization. Bourdais has been able to secure a victory in INDYCAR every season since returning to American open-wheel racing full-time in …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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Robert Wickens Tremendous in Debut, But Sebastien Bourdais Repeats at St. Petersburg

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

It was a heartbreaking finish to Robert Wickens’ fabulous IndyCar Series debut. Wickens, 28, made his first start with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports from the pole at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and led 69 laps, but contact from Alexander Rossi following a restart on Lap 109 cost the Canadian rookie a chance at victory. …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday at Daytona International Speedway is a very busy day for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  There are three practice sessions totaling 3.5 hours of track time, in addition to qualifying.  Here, we’ll recap all of the Thursday sessions. Qualifying Entering the weekend, qualifying seemed to be a near open and shut case …

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Felipe Nasr Tops WeatherTech Roar Night Session

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Roar Before the 24 Session No. 5 at Daytona International Speedway put the 50 teams present under the lights.  Running at night really didn’t change all that much as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest. Nasr’s lap of 97.322 seconds (131.687 mph) was nearly four-tenths of a second slower than in session …

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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Dale Coyne Racing

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When KVSH Racing folded after the 2016 IndyCar Series season, Sébastien Bourdais needed a new ride. For 2017, the driver signed with Dale Coyne Racing, which he drove for in 2011. The team also brought 2016 Indy Lights champion Ed Jones on board for the season. Coyne and Bourdais had an unexpectedly great start to …

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Sébastien Bourdais Returns to Dale Coyne Racing at Gateway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Wednesday afternoon, Dale Coyne Racing announced that Sébastien Bourdais will return to the No. 18 Dallara this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Bourdais has been out since suffering a number of injuries in this crash during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 back in May. Bourdais suffered fractures to his pelvis and right hip in …

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Entry List: 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

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This weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship has their marquee event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The 8.469-mile Circuit de la Sarthe will be alive with activity all week.  The activity will be focused on the 60 teams that are entered. The headlining LMP1 class is a bit smaller in 2017.  Audi pulling out …

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Sebastien Bourdais Returns to Indy, Eyes Sonoma Race

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following a severe accident in Saturday (May 20) qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500, Sebastien Bourdais is back at the track. But it wasn’t an easy return, as the Frenchman suffered multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip in the Turn 2 crash that saw him flip his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda …

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