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Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan
Wednesday, 11 Oct, 2017 – 17:09 | No Comment
Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Blood, apparently, is not as thick as the opportunity to drive a race car for Roger Penske.
Penske on Wednesday announced his full lineup for next season’s re-entry into sports car racing by Team Penske and that lineup will see recently crowned IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype champion Ricky Taylor go […]

Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
Thursday, 5 Oct, 2017 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans

There will be only petit suspense at this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans in Braselton, Ga. as all four of the class championships are all but decided.
But great racing on a wonderful, historic road circuit? There should be beaucoup amounts of that at Road Atlanta on Sunday.
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Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
Wednesday, 4 Oct, 2017 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
Castroneves Shifting Career Gears

Helio Castroneves and Team Penske confirmed Wednesday the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series star is leaving open-wheel racing to join the organization’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Castroneves will partner with previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing one of two Acura […]

Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
Wednesday, 16 Aug, 2017 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018

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An expanded, four-day Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next year, Porsche Cars North America has announced.
The upcoming “Family Reunion” is booked for Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the famed California facility.
In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, […]

Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
Tuesday, 15 Aug, 2017 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras

Two drivers with extensive pedigrees in road racing will lead Team Penske’s 2018 excursion back into road racing.
The team announced Tuesday that former Formula One/Indy car standout Juan Pablo Montoya and American sports car racing veteran Dane Cameron will drive one of two new Acura DPi car’s in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
Drivers […]

Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
Friday, 28 Jul, 2017 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche, the world’s most successful endurance sports car racing nameplate, will exit the LMP1 class of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2017 season and transition into competition in the Formula E Championship with a factory team beginning in 2019.
Porsche confirmed “with great regret” the end […]

Porsche Has Sweet Day At Lime Rock
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 8:56 | Comments Off on Porsche Has Sweet Day At Lime Rock
Porsche Has Sweet Day At Lime Rock

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The thick, dark, hoppy beer had to be flowing like waterfalls in Weissach, Germany on Saturday as Porsche’s decision to revamp their iconic 911 GT Le Mans cars finally paid off and paid off big at Lime Rock.
The two-car Porsche GTLM Team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix at the Connecticut […]

Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Tuesday, 11 Jul, 2017 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi

IMSA confirmed on Tuesday that Honda’s Acura marque will field a pair of ARX-05 cars in the Daytona Prototype International class of the WeatherTech Championship sports car series beginning next season.
The series also confirmed that the Acura DPi cars will be fielded in association with Team Penske.
Penske Acuras will join Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the […]

Risi To Scale Back IMSA Schedule
Friday, 23 Jun, 2017 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Risi To Scale Back IMSA Schedule
Risi To Scale Back IMSA Schedule

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Houston-based Risi Competizione will withdraw from an unspecified number of upcoming International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) races this year, Team Principal Guiseppe Risi announced Friday.
“Following an extremely challenging first half of 2017, most recently at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I have decided to withdraw the Risi Competizione race team from part of the […]

Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time
Sunday, 18 Jun, 2017 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time
Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time

With all three of the faster Toyota TS050-Hybrids running into problems, the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid stayed relatively healthy and sped off to the overall victory in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race on Sunday.
Driving the winning car and giving Porsche 919s their third straight win in the final stint was German […]