Juan Pablo Montoya Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following last month’s announcement of the 47-car entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona, more than 150 drivers were unveiled in an updated entry list today to participate in this weekend’s annual three-day test session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “The Roar” as it’s become known over the past several years, serves as the kick off to the upcoming season. This year, it takes on added significance, as the IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration that will takeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Acura Team Penske announced today that 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team to co-drive the No. 7 Acura DPi machine in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi replaces the departing Graham Rahal, citing cockpit fitting issues as the reason why he stepped away from the team. The rest of the No. 7 lineup remains intact from last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Helio Castroneves partnering Ricky Taylor and the No. 6 lineup of DaneRead 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 MONTEREY, Calif. – In a wild two-hour and 40-minute penultimate round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi co-drivers Pipo Derani and Johannes van Overbeek rebounded from early setbacks to score their second victory of the season in the America’s Tire 250. Van Overbeek started the car from the rear of the Prototype grid as he missed Saturday’s qualifying session due to illness, and he managed to avoid an opening-lap incident that removed theRead More
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By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner with 29 career IndyCar wins. He’s also a two-time winner in IMSA competition with a 2008 victory at Petit Le Mans and his first win as a full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver, which came in May at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course alongside No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-O5 DPi co-driver Ricky Taylor. There’s not a whole lot that the 43-year-old Brazilian – who also owns the coveted Mirror Ball trophy for winning SeasonRead More
By IMSA Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen featured outstanding competition throughout all three classes and somewhat surprising winners in at least two of them. No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LPM2 drivers Misha Goikhberg, Chris Miller and Stephen Simpson took the first victory of the season for an LMP2 car and the first since Renger van der Zande and Marc Goossens took the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Ligier to the win in the penultimate round of the 2017Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer In an unexpected twist, LMP2 machinery will lead the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship field to the green flag for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen. CORE Autosport’s Colin Braun picked up where they left off after leading Friday’s second practice session by posting a pole position lap of 1 minute, 32.350 seconds around the 3.4 mile natural terrain road course in his No. 54 ORECA LMP2 machine. Second on the grid is the United Autosports No. 32 Ligier LMP2 entry with Paul Di Resta postingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship heads to one of America’s most iconic natural terrain road courses in Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen. The race is the third in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup and as such, the entry list is larger than normal. The race also is taking place near the July 4th holiday and in classic Independence Day motorsports tradition, IMSA has asked the team to use patriotic liveries for their cars with much of theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 24 Hours of Le Mans always makes for some interesting driver lineup combinations. It should come as no surprise, then, that two drivers who are rivals in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are teammates this week in France – or that the team they’re driving for is one they’ll be competing against when the WeatherTech Championship returns to action at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on July 1. WeatherTech Championship Prototype points co-leader Filipe Albuquerque, who already owns twoRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, we asked IMSA drivers to submit their predictions on who would drink the milk in victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. And if there’s one thing we learned, it’s that IMSA drivers are incredibly loyal to their teammates. So, without further ado, here are their somewhat “predictable” predictions: Ryan Briscoe, No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: “I really can’t pick anyone other than Scott Dixon for a few reasons. No. 1,Read More