24LM: 50 Years Following Their First, Ford Wins Again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Fifty years to the day following Ford’s historic first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at the wheel of the legendary Ford GT40, Ford returned to the top step of the podium again in the 84th running of the French endurance classic.

24LM: Strength in Numbers; Toyota Runs 1-2 at 18 Hour Mark in Le Mans

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Looking to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans since Mazda’s lone triumph in 1991, Toyota Gazoo Racing continues to dominate the annual endurance classic, holding the top two overall positions in the running order at the 18-hour benchmark of the twice-around-the-clock event.

24LM: Kamui Kobayashi and Toyota Lead 24 Hours of Le Mans at Quarter Distance

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As the sun begins to set in France and the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans pushing forward at full song, a pit stop and driver change paved the way for Kamui Kobayashi and Toyota to take the race lead at the six hour mark of the international endurance classic.

LE MANS: Ford Unveils Multi-Faceted, International Driver Lineup for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

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DETROIT — official release — Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has assembled a talented team of racing drivers from across the globe, ready for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years on from taking outright victory at the world’s greatest endurance race. Each of the four Ford GTs will have a team of three drivers to take on …

LM24: Ford Announces Return to Le Mans in 2016; Marking 50th Anniversary of 1966 Triumph

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LE MANS, France — official release — Ford photo — Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, which will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – referred to by many as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency – starting next …

NWES: Kumpen Nips Vilarino for Whelen Euro Title; Cheever Wins Le Mans Finale

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LE MANS, France — By Gian Luca Guiglia, NASCAR — Stephane Azemard photo — The final race of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season crowned Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) as the 2014 ELITE 1 Division champion by a single point over Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) and highlighted the strength of Eddie Cheever III (#51 CAAL Racing …

NWES: Eventful Finish At Le Mans; Kumpen Gets Win, Single Point Title Gap Headed to Finale

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LE MANS, France — By Gian Luca Guiglia, NASCAR — Stephane Azemard photo — At the end of an eventful ELITE 1 Saturday Race — in which the fortunes of the five title contenders rapidly swung in different directions — Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) was declared the winner at Le Mans after crossing the line in second position behind …

NWES QUALIFYING: Vilarino Strikes First; Points Leader Scores Second Pole of 2014

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LE MANS, France — By Gian Luca Guiglia, NASCAR — Stephane Azemard photo — Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) started the Le Mans Finals weekend on the right foot by scoring his second pole position of the 2014 season on a damp Circuit Bugatti granting himself a physical and psychological advantage on the other title contenders. Reigning champion Vilarino, who …

NWES PRACTICE: Vilarino Tops The Charts; Reigning Champion Fastest in ELITE 1

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LE MANS, France — official release — Stephane Azemard photo — After two NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 30-minute free practice sessions at Circuit Bugatti for the Le Mans Finals, Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS), who started from the pole in 2012 and 2013, topped the charts both times in the ELITE 1 Division with a lap in 1’45”776 in the first …