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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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Entry List: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented By Acura

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Gavin Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura originally had 37 entries.  Then, two GT Daytona teams withdrew to drop that number to 35.  We’ll start with them. First, Moorespeed has withdrawn their No. 19 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the second week in a row.  The withdrawal stems …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Oliver Jarvis Quickest in Motul Petit Le Mans Happy Hour

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Lucas di Grassi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis set an unofficial IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record to top the charts in Practice No. 4 Friday (Oct. 12) at Road Atlanta.  Jarvis’ lap at 129.178 mph was more than half a second faster than the official track record, which was Helio Castroneves‘ pole lap last year. Jarvis’ time …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs reigned supreme.  Filipe …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2018 Long Beach IWSC Joao Barbosa Filipe Albuquerque Victory Lane Cadillac Richard Prince

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Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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Corvette Racing Retains Full-Time Lineup for 7th Consecutive Year

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Driver lineups at many IMSA teams change on a regular basis.  That is not necessarily the case at Corvette Racing.  On Wednesday, the factory team announced that they will continue with the Antonio Garcia–Jan Magnussen pairing in No. 3 and Oliver Gavin–Tommy Milner in No. 4.  2018 will be the seventh consecutive year that these …

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Toni Vilander Fastest in VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 3

2017 Daytona IWSC Toni Vilander Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In Saturday morning’s third practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at VIR, teams turned in the fastest laps of the weekend.  Risi Competizione’s Toni Vilander ended up fastest in the session with a lap of 100.855 seconds (116.722 mph). Vilander was one-sixth of a second faster than Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller …

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Tommy Milner Tops Opening VIR WeatherTech Practice

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Tommy Milner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at VIRginia International Raceway on Friday.  Milner’s lap of 102.341 seconds (115.027 mph) was a tenth of a second faster than Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Richard Westbrook. Milner was quite satisfied with his early pace. “It’s certainly a good …

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