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[PICS] 2011 Brickyard 400 Grand Sport Corvette Festival Car

Since the first race at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway in 1994, the Brickyard 400 has grown into one of NASCAR’s biggest events. For the five years, Corvette has led the pack as the pace car including last year’s race that was paced by the Bowling Green Metallic Grand Sport. This year’s Pace Car will be announced tomorrow at a special event, but we did find Corvettes and Camaros serving at “Festival Cars” which are the vehicles driven by track officials and other luminaries.

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[VIDEO] LMR Tests Their Texas Mile Twin Turbo Corvette in GM's Wind Tunnel

Back in May, Late Model Racecraft’s twin-turbo Corvette set the standing mile record at the Texas Mile with a run of 231 mph. The team obviously feels they can get more out of their Corvette so they took the car up to Detroit where it was put in GM’s famous wind tunnel for aero testing.

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Rick Hendrick's New Corvettes

NASCAR Team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick visited the National Corvette Museum yesterday to pick up several of the new Corvettes he purchased from GM through various Barrett-Jackson auctions. He also brought two vintage Corvette racers from his personal collection to show off as well. Several of the cars he picked up were unique 1 of 1 Corvettes including one that was news to us.

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[VIDEO] LG Motorsports Corvette ZR1 Sets Record Time at Spectre 341 Hill climb

LG Motorsports founder Lou Gigliotti and his 2010 Corvette ZR1 dominated last month’s Spectre 341 Hill Climb with the overall win and setting a record for the fastest Corvette. Lou released a new video of the run today complete with his signature multi-camera view with some awesome telemetry thrown in for good measure.

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[SPOILER] Corvette Racing at the Grand Prix of Mosport

by Corvette Racing on July 24, 2011

[SPOILER] Corvette Racing at the Grand Prix of Mosport

Mosport is known for its high speeds and Sunday’s American Le Mans Series race lived up to the hype. The team that wins at Mosport is usually the one that is able to stay out of trouble and catch a little luck. How did the Corvettes do? Hit the jump for the official report from Corvette Racing.

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Corvettes Qualify Sixth and Eighth for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Corvette Racing Contends with Heat and Traffic in Qualifying at Fast Canadian Circuit

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 23, 2011 – In 90-degree heat on a blistering 114-degree track, Corvette Racing qualified sixth and eighth for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. The fourth round of the American Le Mans Series will see the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin start sixth in the hotly contested GT class. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Olivier Beretta and Tommy Milner will grid eighth.

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Corvette Hospitality Day at Waterford Hills Raceway

by Guest Contributor on July 22, 2011

Corvette Hospitality Day at Waterford Hills Raceway

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

We stopped by Corvette Hospitality Day last Saturday at Waterford Hills Raceway just north of Detroit. The annual event is sponsored by Cauley Performance Automotive, Southern Motors, and DJ Race Enterprise. The relaxing day gives Corvette aficionados the opportunity to chat with other enthusiasts, drive some parade laps on the track, and to just sit back and enjoy some great local club racing featuring, of course, Corvettes in addition to a few other classes.

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Corvette Racing: Links for the Grand Prix of Mosport

by Keith Cornett on July 22, 2011

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Mosport

The Series` annual Canadian stop, a huge draw every season since the first race in 1999, is set for another record-setting crowd with a race in late July. The circuit is the fastest in the Series with average laps speeds in excess of 130 mph for the prototypes.

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Final 2011 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on July 22, 2011

Final 2011 Corvette Production Statistics
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

It’s one of our favorite times of the year as GM releases the final production statistics for the 2011 model year. As we told you at the beginning of the month, GM’s wrapped up production of the 2011 Corvette in June and the final count for all Corvettes produced in the 2011 model year was 13,596. That was an 11.5% increase over the 12,194 Corvettes sold during the 2010 model year.

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Corvette Racing at Mosport: The Real Deal

by Keith Cornett on July 19, 2011

Corvette Racing at Mosport: The Real Deal

High-Speed Canadian Circuit Favors the Brave and Suits Corvette Racing’s Strengths

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 19, 2011 – America is the home of the brave, but that description also applies to a twisting ribbon of asphalt in the Canadian countryside. Mosport International Raceway, a legendary circuit that will host Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, separates the brave from the meek with its sweeping turns and soaring speeds.

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