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Kevin Magnussen Wins Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Pole

Kevin Magnussen after winning the pole for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen won the pole Friday (June 11) for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park with a lap at 105.709 mph.  This backs up Magnussen’s quick time from the second practice session. The Cadillacs dominated the session.  Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was up front early on, then JDC-Miller …

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Cadillac Fastest in Friday IMSA Detroit Practice

Renger van der Zande during practice for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Cadillac flexed their muscles early in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s visit to the Motor City as the General Motors brand topped the time sheets in both Friday practice sessions for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Tristan Vautier set the fastest lap in the opening session in the Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi as the …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Wins Rough and Tumble 12 Hours of Sebring Despite Loose Rear Wing

JDC-Miller MotorSports' Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier celebrate after winning the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/20/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier charged back after getting involved in two separate on-track incidents to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (March 20).  It is the team’s first overall victory since the 2018 Sahlen Six Hours at the Glen when they were …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo; Courtesy of IMSA)

In Saturday’s ROAR Before the 24 sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen was fastest overall with a lap at 134.323 mph in his Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Cadillacs have topped every WeatherTech on-track session for the first two days of the ROAR Before the 24. Session No. 3 After the early morning rain …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Earl Bamber Dalton Kellett Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark.  However, the race will go on this weekend.  There are 28 teams entered. In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered.  JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vautier …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Ricky Taylor Filipe Albuquerque Start Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans would be the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With everything going on in 2020, it’s the third-to-last of the season and the penultimate race in the Michelin Endurance Cup.  31 teams will take to the 2.54-mile road course Saturday for 10 hours of racing. The DPi …

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Entry List: TireRack.com Grand Prix

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Laguna Seca was not originally on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule at the start of the 2020 season.  It was created to replace the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen at Watkins Glen International, which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this …

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

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(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: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Vautier Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. 26 cars are currently entered in the Prototype and GT Daytona classes.  GT Le Mans teams have the weekend off, partially because the weekend is a partial clash with the Le Mans Test Day. In the Prototype class, there are 14 cars …

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