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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Petit Le Mans draws curtain on the ALMS [spoilers]
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    The 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, in the final year of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, was run on Saturday. Even though many of this year's championships had already been decided, the last ALMS race ever would be a 10-hour, 1,000-mile slog around Road ...

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    Video: Nissan looks back at the DeltaWing's first year
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    It was a tumultuous year for the Nissan DeltaWing. After garnering the support of sponsors and fielding one of the most unique race cars in recent history, the team suffered an early crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that saw them sidelined during the remainder of the car's debut race. Likewise, a ...

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    Motorsports: The sights and sounds of the Nissan DeltaWing at Petit Le Mans [w/video]
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    After being sideswiped at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and suffering a a similar accident during a practice session last week, the Nissan DeltaWing was in danger of becoming known for its crashes more than its racing prowess or unique appearance. That's why we hoped the racecar, competing in ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 ALMS champions crowned at Petit Le Mans
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    The American Le Mans Series headed to Braselton, GA this past weekend for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans and the conclusion of its 2012 season. While some of the championships had already been decided earlier in the season – the Corvette team had already captured the manufacturer, team and ...

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    Motorsports: Running order set for 2012 Petit Le Mans
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    The 15th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is slated for this weekend, and there promises to be plenty of exciting racing in the last event of the American Le Mans Series. Despite being dropped from the World Endurance Championship in favor of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the field of cars ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan DeltaWing repaired and ready for action at Petit Le Mans
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    After first watching the scary crash of the Nissan DeltaWing at Road Atlanta yesterday, we were worried that the one-off racecar wouldn't be ready for Petit Le Mans on Saturday. We needn't have worried, though, as the car has been quickly repaired by the Highcroft Racing Team in plenty of time. ...

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    Video: Watch Nissan DeltaWing's scary crash in Atlanta
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    Yesterday, we caught word on Twitter that the Nissan DeltaWing had crashed during testing for this weekend's Petit Le Mans. Now Nissan has provided us with some frightening footage of how the incident went down. The important thing is that driver Gunnar Jeannette is okay, but this is yet another ...

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    Breaking: Nissan DeltaWing crashes during practice for Petit Le Mans
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    Fate has been cruel to the unique little Nissan DeltaWing. Already an outcast because of its odd shape, the experimental prototype was unceremoniously ran off the road in its inaugural outing last June during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's followup to that unfinished effort is supposed to be this ...

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    Official: Nissan DeltaWing headed back into the fray, will race at Petit Le Mans [w/video]
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    The racing world has not seen the last of the DeltaWing. Nissan's dart-shaped moldbreaker was last seen at Le Mans in June, where the prototype racer was accidentally taken out of competition by a Toyota prototype. Driver Satoshi Motoyama famously tried in vain to resuscitate his damaged racer ...

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    Report: European Le Mans Series cancels last two races, will join ALMS at Petit Le Mans
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    In a recent announcement, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest informed endurance racing fans that the two remaining races of the 2012 European Le Mans Series will be canceled. Citing too few cars to fill the grid, the September 7-9 race in Brno, and the November 2-4 race in Algarve will not be ...

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    Panoz Abruzzi makes on-track appearance, gearing up for competition
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    Panoz Abruzzi on the track at Petit Le Mans – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Panoz recently revealed its long-awaited new sports car, the Abruzzi, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. We finally have a better look at the Abruzzi on our own home soil thanks to a surprise on-track ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid to run at Petit Le Mans
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    Porsche911 GT3R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, Porsche announced today in New York that the 911 GT3R hybrid will be coming to North America later this year to race in the Petit Le Mans (PLM). When the new flywheel hybrid race car was first announced this past ...

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    Mini reveals track for Porsche challenge, not really Road Atlanta
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    Last we checked, Road Atlanta was a famed professional 2.54-mile racetrack, not an oversized autocross layout on a training skidpad. Somebody may need to remind Mini USA, as the maker of famously small cars has just announced the "track" (their word, not ours) for its overly-publicized "Rumble on ...

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    Sebring and Petit Le Mans added to 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
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    2010 12 Hours of Sebring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this year, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced the formation of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup that would feature races in Europe, North America and Asia for what is essentially a sports car racing ...

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    Audi R15+ shows off its new duds ahead of race debut
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    2010 Audi R15+ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi has just dropped a bunch of photos of the new livery that its R15+ TDI race cars will wear for 2010 beginning with their competition debut this weekend in France. The heavily revised R15+ features a completely new aerodynamic ...

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    VIDEO: Audi posts more than two dozen clips from Petit Le Mans
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    Audi does Petit Le Mans - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Over the past weekend, while the Joest Racing crew was working away preparing the two Audi R15 TDIs for the extra-Petit Le Mans, reserve driver Mike Rockenfeller and a camera crew were out and about shooting a series of ...

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    Audi and Porsche win Michelin GreenX Challenge at Petit Le Mans
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    Audi R15 TDI leading Petit Le Mans - click above for high-res gallery
    The American Le Mans Series ran half of its annual flagship race this past weekend at a rain-saturated Road Atlanta track in Georgia. The race marked the first anniversary of the inauguration of the ALMS Green Challenge, and in ...

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    Spoiler Alert: Rain, Rain Go Away! Downpour makes Petit Le Mans even more so
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    2009 Petit Le Mans - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Le Mans Series held its flagship race, the Petit Le Mans over the weekend at Road Atlanta, and it was more petit than normal. The race is scheduled to run for 10 hours or 1,000 miles – whichever comes first. However, ...

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    VIDEO: Scott Sharp's Acura prototype completely destroyed during Petit Le Mans practice
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    Scott Sharp's accident at the Petit Le Mans Thursday practice session - click above to watch the video after the jump
    Earlier, we told you about the Patron Highcroft racing team's marathon 20 hour build of a brand new Acura ARX-02a the day before the Petit Le Mans. The reason the crew had to work ...

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    REPORT: Patron Highcroft team builds new Acura prototype in just over 20 hours [w/VIDEO]
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    Scott Sharp driving the Highcroft Acura ARX-02a at Mid-Ohio 2009 - click above for high-res image gallery
    A mere 42 hours after Scott Sharp walked away from a horrific 3.5-revolution crash during practice for the Petit Le Mans, a freshly-built Acura ARX-02a was rolled out for the morning warmup ...

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