Jimmie Johnson explains early Sebring 12H crash

Johnson started the #48 Action Express Cadillac, which required a new chassis being built up after he crashed out of qualifying at Turn 17. Mechanics only completed the job at midnight, ahead of the 12 Hours that started just after 10am local time.
But less than 15 minutes into the race, Johnson spun again at Turn 17, clipping the JDC Miller Cadillac of Loic Duval after running too wide while …Keep reading

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Kevin Harvick’s first Cup win, 20 years later

In just his third race as Earnhardt’s replacement in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet – rebranded as the No. 29 – Kevin Harvick went toe-to-toe with another NASCAR legend and returned Earnhardt’s team to Victory Lane.
Harvick raced side-by-side with Jeff Gordon exiting Turn 4 and to the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 11, 2001, and the rookie came …Keep reading

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Van der Zande slams Derani over Sebring clash: “He’s just too wild”

The collision occurred on the run to Turn 17 just 45 minutes into the 12 Hours, when Action Express Racing’s Derani attempted to regain the lead of the race that he’d lost earlier to the similar Cadillac of van der Zande for Chip Ganassi Racing.
As they came up to lap two GTD cars, Derani dived to the inside of van der Zande, who was already being squeezed from the outside by the Aston …Keep reading

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Sebring 12H Hour 3: WTR leads Ganassi, Corvette heads GTLM

The pre-race favorite, the #31 Action Express Racing Cadillac has been running three laps down since as early as Lap 24. Trying to pass the similar #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Renger van der Zande as they both attempted to lap the GTD-class Heart of Racing Aston Martin into Turn 17, Derani found himself squeezed into the wall as the GT car turned in while they ran three abreast. Derani …Keep reading

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Sebring 12H is underway, Van der Zande leads for Ganassi

Polesitter Pipo Derani took the Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R straight into the lead but Renger van der Zande sent the similar car of Chip Ganassi Racing into second, ahead of the Acura ARX-05 of his former employer, Wayne Taylor Racing. On Lap 7, Van der Zande was into the lead as the pair hit traffic.
Behind this trio, Olivier Pla in the Meyer Shank Racing surged past the Mazda …Keep reading

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