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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, the third of four races in the Michelin Endurance Cup. The scenic 3.4-mile road course has 37 cars on the entry list compared to 38 for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, so let’s take a look at the differences. With this being a shorter endurance race, many teams are not opting to use a third driver in their endurance racing lineups. Acura TeamRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — AIM Vasser Sullivan is currently ticking off all the right boxes, especially for their No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 entry as Richard Heistand and Jack Hawksworth were victorious in the GT Daytona class for the second race in a row in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. While the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic did not count for the overall GTD points battle, it did for the newly-created WeatherTech Sprint Cup for all non-endurance races on the calendar. Since Heistand and Hawksworth were victoriousRead More

Posted On February 7, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

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By INDYCAR The future has arrived for getting the ultimate in NTT IndyCar Series coverage. Fans may sign up now for INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold, the direct-to-consumer livestreaming product that will put more INDYCAR programming content at viewers’ fingertips than ever before. INDYCAR Pass will provide livestreams of all NTT IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions throughout the 17-race season, featuring broadcast quality production and NBC Sports’ INDYCAR talent to call the action. In addition, full-broadcast, same-day replays of NTT IndyCar Series races, livestreams of Indy Lights presented byRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As a sports car racer, Townsend Bell has accomplished quite a bit throughout his career. He’s won the “triple crown” of endurance racing with victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He’s a champion of both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. And in 2019, after three years of part-time activity, he’s returning as a full-time driver in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The largest class at the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, GT Daytona (GTD) has 21 entries with no shortage of talent in GT3 machinery. The pro-am class mixes many seasoned endurance veterans with gentleman drivers looking to make their mark at the World Center of Racing. Let’s look at the GTD grid by manufacturer. Lamborghini The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 cars were devilishly quick at the Roar before the 24 and they have three cars at the Rolex 24 entered by GRT Grasser (two cars) and PaulRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer I have now had a day to process the events leading up to and including the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, as well as an opportunity to digest the opinions expressed by the drivers and teams, various sources in the media, and fan reactions. I could easily write 20 or 25 takeaways, but here are five. 1 ) Was the finish a letdown? There are some out there that were left feeling a bit empty with the way theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Every year Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides some sort of dramatic flair during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500. With this year’s 100th running likely being no different, here are the heavy hitters expected to contend for pole at the milestone event. 1) Will Power – The Team Penske veteran and last year’s runner-up in the Indy 500, Power electrified the time sheets on Fast Friday with a speed of 232.672 mph. The pace was strong enough to jump to the top of the timesheets andRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter. INDIANAPOLIS – Townsend Bell’s move to Andretti Autosport for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil seems to be paying off. Bell has been in the top ten in each session since Monday with Fast Friday being the best day for the Californian, logging the fastest lap of the week without a tow at 231.342 mph. Needless to say, the Andretti Autosport driver is in position to cash in big come pole day on Sunday if he advances into theRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Dale Coyne Racing and Andretti Autosport led a clear and sunny Thursday practice for the 100th Running for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Gabby Chaves used a tow to set a flying lap of 227.961 mph on his third lap of the session to set the quickest lap of the day. “It’s only practice, but it feels pretty good,” said Chaves. “It’s my first time at the top of the charts here at IMS in IndyCar. Just pleased with the work theRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor LONG BEACH, Calif. – California Pizza Kitchen will support Townsend Bell’s efforts with Andretti Autosport in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. This will be the first time that the Beverly Hills based restaurant chain will serve as a sponsor in motorsport. “Being a California native, I cannot think of a better fit than California Pizza Kitchen to join our team for the 100th Running of the Indy 500,” said Bell. “It’s awesome to represent aRead More