Katherine Legge claimed her first career pole in GT Daytona at Laguna Seca, taking the championship-contending Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 to the top. Legge reeled off a 1:24.456 in the No. 86 Acura to edge out points leader Madison Snow, in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, by 0.139 seconds, sportscar365.com reports.
Oliver Gavin gave Corvette Racing GT Le Mans class pole honors for Sunday's America's Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, in a closely fought qualifying session for the production-based class. The Englishman took the No. 4 Corvette C7.R to a quick lap of 1:22.700 early in the 15-minute session, sportscar365.com reports.
Jordan Taylor has stormed to pole for Sunday's America's Tire 250, in a record-setting qualifying run for Wayne Taylor Racing and Cadillac at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Taylor took his No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R to a quick lap of 1:16.181, outpacing the pair of Team Penske Acura ARX-05s for the team's second pole of the year, sportscar365.com reports.
Ryan Blaney will start from the Busch pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250 Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after NASCAR was forced to cancel the qualifying session due to rain.
Kyle Busch was awarded the provisional pole for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Qualifying was rained out, and the field was set by owner points.
GT Daytona afternoon practice at Laguna Seca was topped by the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Jorg Bergmeister, who recorded a best time of 1:25.148, sportscar365.com reports.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing remained in control of GT Le Mans practice at WeatherTech Raceway, with the No. 66 Ford GT of Dirk Mueller improving on teammate Richard Westbrook's time from the morning. The German laid down a 1:23.265 lap to go quickest, 0.162 seconds faster than the No. 67 Ford in the hands of Ryan Briscoe, sportscar365.com reports.
A late flyer by Dane Cameron has put Acura Team Penske atop the time charts in the opening day of track action for Sunday's America's Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Cameron reeled off a session-topping 1:16.865 to go quickest on Friday and lead a 1-2 for the Penske Acura ARX-05s, sportscar365.com reports.
Pipo Derani will make the switch to Action Express Racing, having signed with the three-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-winning team alongside Felipe Nasr for 2019, sportscar365.com reports.
The GT Daytona championship-leading No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Bryan Sellers was quickest in class during Friday's opening practice for the America's Tire 250 at Laguna Seca, sportscar365.com reports.
The pair of Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs led the way in GT Le Mans opening practice at Laguna Seca, with Richard Westbrook outpacing teammate Joey Hand. Westbrook's 1:23.644 lap time was 0.219 seconds clear of the Californian, with Earl Bamber third quickest in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR, sportscar365.com reports.
Van der Renger van der Zande started the weekend where he left off last year at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, on the top of the time charts. The Dutchman paced Friday's opening practice for the America's Tire 250, pedaling his No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to a quick lap of 1:16.882, sportscar365.com reports.
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 95 Chevrolet for Leavine Family Racing, will not compete in this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to lingering effects from extreme heat exhaustion following last weekend's events at Darlington Raceway. Regan Smith will serve as the team's substitute driver this weekend at Indianapolis in the No. 95 WRL General Contractors Chevrolet, Leavine Family Racing PR reports.
Kasey Kahne withdrew from Sunday's Brickyard 400 due to heat exhaustion, Nick DeGroot of motorsport.com reports.
In an effort to turn things around and finish the season strong, AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports will bring a new car to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for Sunday's two-hour, 40-minute America's Tire 250. The No. 52 entry now will be an Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 car, which has won each of the past three Prototype races, sportscar365.com reports.
SunEnergy1 Racing will not take part in this weekend's Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca due to an illness for team owner/driver Kenny Habul. The U.S.-based Australian came down with a stomach virus on Saturday while at the Hungaroring for the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, which forced both he and co-driver Tristan Vautier out of the remainder of the event, sportscar365.com reports.
NASCAR discovered a lug-nut violation for the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following last weekend's racing action at Darlington Raceway. That car, driven to a third-place finish by Kyle Larson, was found to have one lug nut not properly installed in post-race inspection, a violation of Sections 10.9.10.4 in the NASCAR Rule Book, NASCAR.com reports.
Martin Truex Jr.'s move to the main JGR organization next season also means Daniel Suarez, currently the driver of JGR's No. 19 Toyota, will not drive for one of JGR's four Cup series teams next season, motorsport.com reports.
Truex Jr. will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
Truex Jr. will need to find a new team for next year, as his current team, Furniture Row Racing, will be shutting down after this season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.