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Antonio Garcia is “The Closer”
Mar18

Antonio Garcia is “The Closer”

As opening day of the 2015 baseball season approaches, teams look to settle on the pitcher who will take the ball late in close games and close out the victory. In the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Corvette Racing appears to have a bullpen that would be the envy of any manager, including the apparent Mariano Rivera of race closers, Antonio Garcia. Quiet and modest, but ruthlessly quick and efficient, Garcia is often behind the...

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Joey Hand flying high for Ford
Mar17

Joey Hand flying high for Ford

It is rather appropriate that Joey Hand will spend this week at an airport, albeit on the racing circuit side of the Sebring Regional Airport. The 36-year old Californian has spent a lot of time at airports in recent years, with a million mile journey that began in late 2011. Hand had opened his 2011 scorecard aboard the race winning BMW powered Chip Ganassi Racing Riley prototype at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. He immediately followed...

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BMW unveils tribute livery for Sebring
Mar16

BMW unveils tribute livery for Sebring

The factory BMW Team RLL entries are sporting a special look beginning this weekend as BMW celebrates the 40th anniversary of BMW’s first race win in the USA. BMW Motorsport competed in the 1975 IMSA season with two new BMW 3.0 CSL race cars and will celebrate the anniversary with a unique livery and driver uniforms at Sebring. The unveiling took place during “Cars & Coffee at the Concours” which is part of the Amelia Island...

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Magnussen – like father, like son
Mar21

Magnussen – like father, like son

Corvette driver and reigning ALMS GT champion Jan Magnussen had a longer day than most at the 12 Hours of Sebring – his was more like the 24 Hours of Sebring thanks to the Formula 1 debut of his son Kevin for McLaren in Australia. Magnussen was up early on Saturday morning to be trackside for the 8:00am morning warm-up and 24 hours later he was finally drifting off to sleep. Kevin Magnussen got the green flag at 2:00am Sebring...

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TUDOR points update
Mar20

TUDOR points update

The latest points for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship have been released by IMSA after the opening two rounds of the new championship which has brought together the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and the American Le Mans Series under the same banner. Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Action Express Racing lead the prototype ranks with Joao Barbosa, Sebastien Bourdais and Christian Fittipaldi on top on 67 points. Sebring winner Marino...

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