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Long Beach Post-Race Notebook

GARCIA MISSES OUT ON GTLM VICTORY IN BIZARRE LONG BEACH FINISH: Antonio Garcia was a quarter mile from a second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory and a share of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class points lead in Saturday’s BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.

2017 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Broadcast

Relive all the action from the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, the third race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Two-Way Three-Peat

The closing driver in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R may have been different, but on Saturday the result was more of the same as Jordan Taylor – after watching his older brother and co-driver Ricky drive to victory in the opening two races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar – made it three wins in a row by winning the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.

Milner, Gavin Score Last-Lap Victory for Corvette in BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

The iconic hairpin turn at the Long Beach street circuit played a central role in the fate of the No. 4 Corvette Racing team and co-drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner two years in a row.

Last year, this was the turn where Milner was spun out of the lead late in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race by Porsche driver Frederic Makowiecki, enabling Makowiecki’s Porsche teammate, Nick Tandy, to sneak past for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory. This year, the hairpin gave one back to the No. 4 teammates.

WeatherTech Mercedes-AMG Team Takes First WeatherTech Championship Win

The No. 50 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG team played its race strategy to perfection in the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, enabling co-drivers Cooper MacNeil and Gunnar Jeannette to earn their first victories in WeatherTech Championship competition in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.

2017 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Qualifying

Watch the exciting qualifying session from the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. The third race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season.

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Taylor Brothers Score TOTAL Pole Award For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

The wave of momentum brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor established with wins in the opening two races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar has seemingly carried over to the streets of Long Beach. Starting off the weekend by sweeping Friday’s opening two practice sessions for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, Ricky Taylor followed it up by winning the TOTAL Pole Award in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Magnussen Takes Third Long Beach Class Pole in Corvette

Prior to Friday, Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen had qualified on pole twice for IMSA sports car races on the streets of Long Beach, taking the American Le Mans Series GT1 class pole in 2008 and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class pole in 2014.

In both cases, the Dane went on to win the next day. He’s hoping that trend will continue in Saturday’s BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – which will be televised live on FOX at 4 p.m. ET – as Magnussen found success again in GTLM qualifying Friday night.

2017 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Qualifying

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2017 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Qualifying

Watch the exciting qualifying session from the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. The third race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season.

Hot Lap: 3GT Racing at Long Beach

Let 3GT Racing take you for a lap around Long Beach Street Circuit in the No. 14 Lexus RCF GT3.

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