Ricky Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud Join Team Penske’s Acura Sports Car Program For 2018

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup today, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018. Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.  They will join the previously-announced pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. In addition, Graham Rahal and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud will join the program as endurance…

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Penske’s Acura IMSA Entry Revealed

Acura’s new ARX-05 DPi car was officially unveiled today at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California as part of Monterey Car Week festivities. Two ARX-05s – which stands for Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5 – will be fielded in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class by Team Penske, in a new partnership with Acura Motorsports. The team announced earlier this week the first half of its full-time, four-driver lineup with three-time Rolex 24 At Daytona and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya joining 2016 WeatherTech…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Looks at Rossi and Chilton on F1 vs. IndyCar

Mobil 1 The Grid has been featuring excellent videos this year on a wide variety of topics in motorsports. This weeks feature is nothing short of amazing. In this video, they speak to Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi and Max Chilton and their thoughts on Formula 1 vs. IndyCar. See the video here Both are former F1 drivers that made it through the ranks in Europe only to get spurred in F1 for drivers with more funding. That sent them to the United States in search of IndyCar rides.…

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Richard Petty’s Grandson Thad Moffitt to Make ARCA Debut This Weekend in Nashville

Thad Moffitt, the 16-year-old grandson of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, will make his ARCA Racing Series debuit on Saturday night in the Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, Tennessee. This weekend’s race will mark Moffitt’s first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start. The 16-year-old tested with Empire Racing Group, a development team of Richard Petty Motorsports, on the historic high-banked short-track last week, and proved he was ready for the next challenge.

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Austin Theriault Wins Race Shortened Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Multi-car wrecks, red flags and six cautions could not keep ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship contender Austin Theriault from finding his way to victory lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Orlando Longwood Auto Auction Chevrolet, kept himself up front most of the way and, as a result, out of harm’s way to win the action-packed Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire Saturday afternoon. Theriault, who led just four laps, drove around the outside of Terry…

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Tom Hessert Wins the Pole for Saturday’s ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert, in the No. 25 Andrews-Renton Coil Spring/Venturini Motorsports Toyota, won the General Tire Pole Award Friday afternoon at Daytona Int’l Speedway for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire. Hessert, in the sixth qualifying group, was the last car off pit road among his six-car pack. His strategy was to lay way back in order to get a run. It worked. “Being in the back of group was obviously advantageous, so we could…

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Matheus Leist To Run for Carlin in 2017

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Matheus Leist will make the switch across the Atlantic and join Carlin’s championship winning Indy Lights team for 2017.  The 18 year-old racer who has marked himself out as one to watch on the European racing scene has enjoyed an impressive career in both Formula 4 and Formula 3. Leist is a well known name in the junior motorsport ranks in Europe, having been a front runner in both the British F4 and BRDC British F3 fields.  Liest’s debut season in the UK came in…

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