Rossi Replaces Rahal With Penske’s Endurance Program

Acura Team Penske announced on Friday that IndyCar Series championship contender and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi, a five-time race winner in the IndyCar Series, will share the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (Dpi) with fulltime Acura Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor. Team Penske IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud will return to compete in the endurance events with the…

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Busch Says Why He Left 4 Car Team For 2 Car Team As Ganassi Says “All That Stuff Is Available” For Busch With IMSA, Indy 500 Opportunities

The long kept secret that Kurt Busch would leave Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was since confirmed on Tuesday as Busch also brings with him his Monster sponsorship. But, some also wondered why Busch would leave a dominant four car team that put all four drivers into the Round of 8 of this past year’s playoffs for a team that has struggled in recent years.

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Kaiser To Run For Juncos Racing In 24 Hours Of Daytona

Juncos Racing announced today that Kyle Kaiser will join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team for the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Kaiser will pilot the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R Juncos Racing entry along with Will Owen at Daytona International Speedway. Two other drivers are to be announced soon. Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California) will return to the team after a successful debut in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. Kaiser competed in four Verizon IndyCar Series events with Juncos Racing, including the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 where he…

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Alonso To Race For Wayne Taylor Racing In Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso and former Formula One and current FIA World Endurance Championship regular Kamui Kobayashi will join full-time co-drivers Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 2019 season opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Jan. 26-27 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It will be the second consecutive Rolex 24 appearance for the 37-year-old Alonso and his first event of any kind since embarking on a sabbatical from full-time…

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Acura Enhances NSX GT3, Also All Female Team For 2019

Acura Motorsports announced on Friday that they’ll unveil an enhanced Acura NSX GT3, designated the NSX GT3 Evo, will compete on racetracks throughout the world in 2019. Based on the race-winning Acura NSX production model, the latest evolution of the multiple race-winning NSX GT3 features a number of important revisions aimed at delivering improved performance and reliability to customer racing teams around the globe. 

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Juncos Racing To Form IMSA Team For 2019

Juncos Racing announced today the team will enter one Cadillac DPi-V.R entry for the full 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Juncos Racing currently runs in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Juncos Racing will make their first official run in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning at The Roar Before the Rolex 24 on Jan. 4-6, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway followed by the season opener, the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, which will…

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“M” Has A New Meaning In MSR, As Michael Shank Finds Partner For INDYCAR/IMSA Teams

AVONDALE, AZ – Meyer Shank Racing, yes you read that right, announced on Friday that Jim Meyer has joined the organization as co-owner with Mike Shank.  The recently completed transaction will see the team build towards a strong future for both its IMSA and IndyCar programs. Having brought Acura its first IMSA GTD class victory with the Acura NSX GT3 in 2017, the team will continue to compete in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 of Justin Marks and Lawson Aschenbach, as well as…

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Mobil 1 Agrees To Multiyear Deal As Title Sponsor of The 12 Hours of Sebring

 Building upon its long-standing partnership with Sebring International Raceway, ExxonMobil has agreed to a new multiyear deal that will see the Mobil 1 brand continue as the title sponsor of America’s premier sports car endurance race – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts. Held Saturday, March 17, the 66th annual race displays the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand and its deep connection to racing. As Mobil 1 lubricant technology is used by many teams on the Sebring track, the race provides ExxonMobil with the…

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Action Express Cadillac, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ford, Win Record Setting Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the Action Express bunch, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was all about surviving. That sounds cliché, I know, a race that lasts twice round the clock and attrition is the biggest factor, but when several of the Prototype cars were dropping out or seeing problems, Action Express had to slow down to speed up. They did just that. Action Express Racing won their third career Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with not just the Prototype win, but the overall victory on the 3.56-mile Daytona International…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Earns 200th Career Victory With Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Triumph

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – There’s no doubt, Chip Ganassi Racing is among the best organizations in all of motorsports. Sunday’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona triumph further proved that point. Ryan Briscoe brought the No. 67 Ford GT across the Daytona International Speedway finish line first in the IMSA GTLM class, marking it Ganassi’s 200th career racing victory. Briscoe, combined with Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon outlasted the entire GTLM field for Ganassi’s second straight class win at Daytona. But, what’s the most remarkable feat, other than their 1-2 finish and…

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