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Australian V8 Supercars: Kurt Busch, James Courtney swap rides

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kurt Busch and ex-Australian V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney swapped cars at the Circuit of The Americas. The circuit will host the Austin 400 stop of the V8 Supercar Championship May 17-19, when the series visits US soil for the first time. In a prelude to the event, Busch (the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion) and Courtney (the 2010 Australian V8 Supercar Champion) drove each other’s cars around the Texas venue. The Australian V8 Supercar is 40...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Bright shines in Auckland

APP, with additional reporting by Chris Smith Jason Bright (Holden) took the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy as best overall driver of the weekend home to Brad Jones Racing after winning the fourth and final race of V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland. The trophy is named in honor of the Kiwi V8 driver who died from cancer in 2011. Bright was a close friend and former teammate of Richards at BJR and was choked with emotion after stepping out of his Commodore. Richards’ wife, Charlotte, presente...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Circuit of the Americas May 17-19

Photo: VUE Images / Red Bull Content Pool Australian V8 Supercars will debut at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin May 17-19. The series’ first US race, the V8 Supercars Austin 400, will feature 4 x 100 km races rune on COTA’s shorter 2.3 mile circuit, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. A qualifying session will be held each morning. Former Aussie Champion and NASCAR stalwart Marcos Ambrose said the short track was ideally suited to his former category and he looked forward to w...

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United SportsCar Racing unveiled; DTM affiliations explored

On March 14, 2013, United SportsCar Racing was introduced as the new premier North American sports car racing series beginning in 2014, combining the current GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.  The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will be the sole sanctioning body moving into 2014. Originally created in 1969 by John Bishop and NASCAR’s Bill France Sr., to produce high-level, professional sports car racing in Nort...

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Grand-Am of the Americas 2013: Video Special

Photo: Chris Smith/Gonzogeek Media Inc. With the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., now less than 2 weeks away it seemed a good time to share some the sights and sounds of Grand-Am’s first visit to Circuit of the Americas earlier this month. First up is a clip from Rolex Series practice on Friday, Mar. 1     Here are the cars returning to the paddock post-practice     Next out are the Continental Tire Challenge participants, again obs...

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Grand-Am of the Americas Wrap-Up - Pt 2: Rolex Series

Paul Dalla Lana: “Turn 1’s pretty iconic as you’re going down the front straight, staring up into the sky and wondering what’s going to happen once you go off the ramp.” Bill Auberlen: “There’re 20 turns that have to be done perfect. And it allows a chance for someone who’s very precise and very accurate to excel lap after lap. Somebody that makes a mistake, usually going into the esses, they mess one turn up and it screws up five. A guy who&rsquo...

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Grand-Am of the Americas Wrap-Up - Pt. 1: Continental Challenge

Grand-Am’s debut at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex., could not have been a bigger success. The more than 26,000 fans which turned out for the two-day event were treated to competitive racing literally from start to checker in both classes competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and in the DP and GT classes of the Rolex Sports Car Series.\ Jon Fogarty extended his Rolex Series record of poles won to 24, and then teamed with Alex Gurney to win the race in the #99 Gain...

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GRAND-AM 2013: Gainsco wins, Auberlen/Dalla Lana double down again

  Given the close racing and down-to-the-wire finishes in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this morning, the debut Rolex Series race at Circuit of the Americas stands ready to elevate the track to the top spot in US road courses. Jon Fogarty put the #99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP on the pole, with a second Corvette, the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing machine piloted by Jordan Taylor starting right next door just 0.060 sec slower. Ferraris hold the first two spots in th...

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Grand-Am 2013 - CTSCC: Auberlen, Dalla Lana win; CJ Wilson Racing tops ST

Lawson Aschenbach in his CKS Autosport #01 Camaro GS-R took pole-sitter Jade Buford (#55 Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage) through T1 for the lead at the start of the race, with Chad McCumbee holding on to the ST class lead in the #3 CJ Wilson Racing Mazda MX-5. By the end of Lap 1, however, the superior power of Corey Fergus in the #197 RSR Motorsports Honda Si and Ryan Ellis in the #30 i-Moto Mazda Speed 3 had passed McCumbee’s Miata. At the end of Lap 3 Marc Miller, McCumbe...

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Grand-Am 2013: Jon Fogarty talks Circuit of the Americas

After extending his Grand-Am Rolex Series pole record to 24, Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing driver Jon Fogarty met with the press. Among other topics discussed were his first impressions of Circuit of the Americas. “I was a little taken aback. It didn’t feel good,” said Fogarty regarding track conditions, noting most of his fellow participants would likely say the same. “I thought with the cooler conditions it was going to be really fast and feel really good. But wh...

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