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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

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 …

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Newly Rechristened Spirit of Daytona Racing Opts for Cadillac DPi in 2018

On Friday afternoon, Spirit of Daytona Racing (formerly Visit Florida Racing) announced that they will switch from the Ligier JS P217-Gibson (pictured above) to a Cadillac DPi-V.R. for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  In addition, the team will have an all-new driver lineup.  The No. 90 Cadillac will …

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Brendon Hartley Fastest in Petit Le Mans Nighttime Practice

Every year at Road Atlanta, there is a 90-minute that goes into the night so that teams can adjust for late race conditions.  On Thursday night, Tequila Patron ESM’s Brendon Harltey turned in the fastest lap of the weekend to top the nighttime practice session. Hartley’s lap of 72.017 seconds (126.970 …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 3; Jack Hawksworth Crashes

On Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech practice No. 3 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash for 3GT Racing’s Jack Hawksworth. 18 minutes into the session, Hawksworth went wide at turn 3 and went off-course.  The …

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Olivier Pla Quickest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Rain Practice

In the third practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Olivier Pla was quickest with a lap of 108.566 seconds (112.742 mph). His lap was nearly 20 seconds slower than the fastest lap of the weekend that Pipo Derani set on Friday. There was a …

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Taylor Dominance Continues at COTA Practice; BMW Scores GTLM 1-2

In the second practice session Thursday at Circuit of the Americas, Wayne Taylor Racing continued to assert their dominance over the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Jordan Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. was fastest with a lap of 116.595 seconds (104.979 mph).  This lap was more than 1.1 seconds …

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Ricky Taylor Fastest in Opening COTA Practice

On Thursday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was the fastest of all in opening practice for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown.  The older of the Taylor brothers circulated around the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas course in 117.116 seconds (104.512 mph).  The lap was seven-hundredths …

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REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Overall Pole

Friday afternoon, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani claimed the overall pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Jani’s lap of 108.178 seconds (124.462 mph) was about one-tenth of a second quicker than Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi.  The lap is over three seconds faster than last …

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Vautier Replaces Huertas Days Before Indy 500

Perhaps the strangest month of May in recent memory continues to get stranger as yet another Indianapolis 500 driver change was confirmed late on Thursday night. Frenchman Tristan Vautier, who qualified James Davison’s No. 19 car for owner Dale Coyne with no plans to compete, will now return to the …

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Vautier to Sub for Davison in Indy 500 Qualifying

With qualifying approaching, the details for the final vacant Indy 500 ride have been released. Dale Coyne Racing announced today (May 14) on Twitter that Tristan Vautier will practice and qualify the team’s No. 19 Honda from Thursday through Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. James Davison will then return on …

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