Jul 24

TUDOR Championship: Karam to sub for Rojas at Indy

27-29 June,  2014, Watkins Glen, New York, USA 01, Ford, Riley DP, P, Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Sage Karam ©2014, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

The Six Hours of the Glen, held on June 29, 2014, marked the second time this season had competed in the No. 01 Ford Riley DP. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Sage Karam will make an unexpected fill-in appearance at with Felix Sabates for this weekend’s Brickyard Grand Prix, as he’ll sub for the injured in the team’s No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley.

The team said Rojas was ruled out of action due to a nagging back issue.

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Jun 15

Live Blog: 82nd Running Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Audi finishes 1-2 in the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Audi finishes 1-2 in the 82nd running of the . (Photo: Getty Images)

UPDATE — AUDI EARNS 13TH TITLE AT LE MANS

Stay tuned to the 24 Hours of live blog for up-to-date news and notes from the great endurance classic at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Porsche Moves Into Lead As Audi Hits More Drama At Hour 21

The No. 20 Porsche has struggled with speed but has remained consistent and now leads. (Photo: John Dagys)

The No. 20 Porsche has struggled with speed but has remained consistent and now leads. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche has taken over the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following drama for the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the 21st hour.

Race leader Tom Kristensen, seeking a record 10th overall win, ground to a halt on track with less than four hours to go. The Dane continued, made a scheduled fuel-only stop before pitting just a few laps later for a turbo change.

The stop, which cost the No. 1 Audi more than 17 minutes, handed the lead back to the No. 20 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, who now holds a 1:30 lead over the No. 2 Audi of Andre Lotterer.

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Jun 14

Webber returns to Le Mans, targets strong finish with Porsche 919 Hybrid

Mark Webber has attempted the 24 Hours ofLe Mans twice before but has never made it to the finish. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Mark Webber has attempted the twice before, but has never made it to the finish. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Just three races into his FIA World Endurance Championship switch from Formula One, Mark Webber is high on life and revitalized with his fresh opportunity to race with Porsche’s new LMP1 program.

The Australian, now 38, had spent the last 12 seasons in F1, and the last seven with Red Bull Racing. Winning still occurred, but politics often dictated the direction more than outright performance.

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Jun 12

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Hoping Third Time’s A Charm At Le Mans

Actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey aims for a podium result in his third 24 Hours of Le Mans race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Actor and race car driver aims for a podium result in his third 24 Hours of race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Patrick Dempsey is used to cameras and the spotlight. Yet heading into his third start, and second collaborative effort between his Dempsey Racing organization and the European Proton Competition outfit, he’s got a better idea of how to handle it.

The debut run for Dempsey in 2009 – then in an AF Corse-run Ferrari F430 GT – was an eye-opener both into the event itself, the fervor of the French fans, and the challenge of running this 24-hour race. As it happened, he and Joe Foster had to run almost the entire second half on their own due to illness knocking their third driver out of action.

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