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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NBC Sports Group announced Thursday that it’ll present over 100 hours of content for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as part of the network’s opening season of exclusive coverage, beginning with the 57th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Jan. 26-27. Among the 100+ hours NBC plans to air, more than 40 hours will be featured on NBCSN, such as a one-hour season preview that’ll air on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. EST. Following that will be two hours of Rolex 24 qualifying coverageRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s a busy time of year for every IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team as they gear up for the rapidly approaching season that starts 80 days from now with the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. But it’s even busier for the new AIM VASSER SULLIVAN team that will debut next season with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3 race cars in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. The team, which was introduced last month, partners 1996 CARTRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In many ways, the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship went about as Acura Team Penske expected it would have gone. The team debuted a pair of brand-new Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars and a vaunted driver lineup that included a pair of multi-time Indianapolis 500 winners in Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya combined with WeatherTech Championship Prototype class champions from the previous two seasons in Ricky Taylor (2017) and Dane Cameron (2016). Castroneves and Taylor brought the team’sRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At the Motul Petit Le Mans last month at Road Atlanta, there were a total of nine race cars riding on Michelin tires, and all of them were racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. When the 2019 season begins in January, Michelin will be providing tires for more than 100 race cars across three IMSA-sanctioned series and seven different classes of race cars as the new “Official Tire of IMSA.” All four WeatherTech Championship classes –Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 2, 2018) – The introduction of the LMP2 class and forthcoming changes to the GT Daytona (GTD) class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were the impetus for refinements to the 2019 IMSA Sporting Regulations released today. “Between the completion of a successful 2018 season last month and next week’s Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring, our team here at IMSA has hit another key target with the distribution of our 2019 Sporting and Technical Regulations,” said IMSA Vice President, Competition SimonRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 co-driven to the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) title by Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow finished on the podium eight times in 11 races, including a run of five straight podiums to start the season. It won twice, at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. It finished inside the top five 10 times. And itRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Even Action Express Racing Team Manager Gary Nelson has a hard time believing it. “I mean, think about the championships we’ve been able to pull off,” he says. “There’s two championships available per year [the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup]. In the last five years, that would make 10 championships. “What I’m hearing is we’ve won nine of those. That’s 90 percent championships if that’s a true number.” It is, in fact, a true number.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – How rare is it for a driver or drivers to win an IMSA championship without winning a race, as No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia did in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class? Pretty rare, as it turns out. Since the first year of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 1999 and including all GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and WeatherTech Championship seasons, there have been a total ofRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The drama-filled closing hours of the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 13 brought a thrilling conclusion to a successful 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and not just on the racetrack. The 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course in Braselton, Georgia that has hosted the prestigious event run for the 21st time in 2018 was packed with race fans as perfect weather conditions combined with world-class racing brought one of the largest audiences ever for the event. And those fans wereRead More