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USCC: Long Beach – Taylors take first 2015 win, BMW tops GTLM

Tudor United SportsCar Championship competition at Long Beach was limited to prototype and GT Le Mans classes. Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) captured pole with a time of 1 min 14.790 sec. Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) secured second with a best lap of 1:15.048. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing) lined up third (1:15.274). “It’s really cool to fight with someone like Scott,” Taylor said. “It’s been a long time si...

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IndyCar: St. Petersburg – Montoya wins, Penske takes 4 of Top 5 spots

Photo: John Cole Team Penske (powered by Chevrolet) locked down the first four spots on the starting grid for the start of the 2015 IndyCar season. The four were also quickest in every practice session. Will Power (#1) was on pole, with the newest member of the team, Simon Pagenaud (#22), next to him. Helio Castroneves (#3) and Juan Pablo Montoya (#2) made up Row 2. Takuma Sato (#14 AJ Foyt Racing-Honda) was both the first non-Penske and non-Chevy qualifier. Sebastien Bourdais (#11 KVSH Racing-...

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IndyCar: St. Petersburg, 2015 preview

Photo: Chris Jones IndyCar begins its 2015 season Sunday on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street course running through St. Petersburg, Fla. The 110-lap race, won last year by series champion Will Power (#1 Verizon Team Penske-Chevrolet), will cover 198 miles. Takuma Sato (#14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing-Honda) won the 2014 pole with a time of 1 min, 01.8668 sec. Sebastien Bourdais (#11 KVSH Racing-Chevy) holds the qualifying lap record of 1:00.928. "I'm really excited to get the 2015 Veriz...

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IndyCar drivers use Rolex 24 at Daytona as more than a warm-up

IndyCar champions Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon teamed with NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray to drive the #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford-Riley prototype to overall victory in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship’s 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Fourteen starters from last year’s Indy 500 started the race in Daytona. Other IndyCar participants and their results: Ryan Briscoe, #3 Corvette Racing C7.R, Winner-GT Le Mans (GTLM), 4th overall ...

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USCC: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – #02 Ganassi, Corvette Racing win

The #62 Ferrari retired from the lead with engine issues in the middle of the night, moving the Corvette’s back to the front, #4 leading #3. Marc Lieb was following the #007 GTD-class Aston Martin when teammate Earl Bamber (#912) collided with him in the west hairpin. The #4 stepped out of the lead with a tire puncture, the #3 taking the lead, Magnussen driving. With 7 hours left to race the #02 (Kanaan) led the #01 and the #10 (Ricky Taylor, -33.482 sec), the three being the only cars re...

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USCC: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – 12 hrs in, Wayne Taylor Racing in the lead

Ligier picked up the 2015 season where it left off the previous  year, the #60 Michael Shank Racing Honda HPD-Ligier JS P2 taking overall pole position, Oswaldo Negri earning his second career Daytona pole along the way. MSR won the Rolex 24 in 2012. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates held down the next two spots on the grid, three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon driving the #02 Ford-Riley onto the front row with five-time Rolex winner Scott Pruett starting the #01 sister car from thi...

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USCC: 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona preview

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates ran 1-2 in Friday’s opening day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day test at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, as well as the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Ganassi has won the event six times.   Joey Hand recorded the fastest lap of the day, 1:39.397 in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley co-driven by Scott Pruett, Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam. Scott Dixon was ...

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USCC: Circuit of the Americas – Pruett, Rojas take win with 2-stop strategy

Alex Brundle put the #42 OAK Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda on the pole in its USCC debut, beating out Jordan Taylor in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP by 0.834 sec. The pole is a great start for the chassis, the Nissan powered variant of which also took the top spot in its FIA World Endurance Championship debut yesterday, piloted by Roman Rusinov and Olivier Pla. And though power is as necessary at COTA as any circuit, the track has also put a premium on maneuverability, both Mazda MX-5s an...

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IndyCar: Fontana – Power takes first championship, Kanaan wins the race

Photo: John Cote   The championship came down to the final race for the ninth consecutive season, with 3 drivers – Will Power, Helio Castroneves (both Team Penske, Chevrolet), and Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Racing, Honda)  – still in contention. Castroneves won the pole, with Power starting second to the last and Pagenaud in P12. Power led Castroneves by 50 and Pagenaud by 81, with 100 points available to the winner in this double-points race season finale....

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IndyCar: Sonoma – Dixon beats Hunter-Reay, Pagenaud; Conway coasts to line

Photo: John Cote Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet) overtook race leader Mike Conway (Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy) on Lap 83 of 85 en route to victory yesterday in the GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. The win was the 35th of Dixon's Indy car career, putting him in a tie for fifth place on the all-time list with three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser. "This is just big for our team," said Dixon. "It was tough because there were so many fuel strategies going on and th...

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