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Race car physics: Sebring style
Mar18

Race car physics: Sebring style

Getting a race car well balanced and connected to the track for the entire 12 hours here at Sebring International Raceway requires a lot of good driver-team communication. Fans can listen to team radios and follow the team as well as the Series telecasts, radio and team social media feeds to stay fully engaged. But if you listen in, you want to know what terms like “mid-corner understeer,” or “on-throttle oversteer,” and “high speed...

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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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IMSA’s new home

Everything old is new again. IMSA was originally founded back in 1969 and today the famous name for the controlling body for the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship returned to Daytona with signage unveiled at the International Motorsports Center (IMC) opposite Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and John and Peggy Bishop co-founded the original International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) in 1969. The...

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