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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Podium Finish for Garcia and Magnussen
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – It was a good day Saturday at Long Beach for Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing programs. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen raced their way to a third-place GT Le Mans (GTLM) finish in Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The 2014 Long Beach class winners added Saturday’s podium result to their victories at Daytona and Sebring to open the season.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: C7.Rs to Start Fourth and Fifth in GTLM
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Magnussen leads Corvette Racing in qualifying

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Jan Magnussen qualified Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Corvette C7.R in the fourth for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase following Friday’s qualifying at the Long Beach street circuit. Last year’s pole-winner bettered that time Friday with a 1:17.739 (91.136 mph) in the car he shares with Antonio Garcia; the duo won last year’s Long Beach in GTLM and lead the TUDOR Championship standings with endurance teammate Ryan Briscoe.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Riding Momentum Out West
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Two victories in last four years on southern California street circuit

DETROIT (April 14, 2015) – Following the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing heads to the Long Beach street circuit for the shortest race of the season. The Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach is the third and shortest race on the TUDOR Championship schedule, and it historically has been good to Corvette Racing.

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[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes of the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner

Here’s a great video from Chevrolet featuring Corvette Racing and specifically American driver Tommy Milner as the team opened the 2015 season with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Milner is now in his 5th season with the team and is paired with Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R. The duo, along with the addition of Simon Pagenaud, earned a third place finish in the GTLM class at Daytona.

In this video, we follow Tommy from waking up and arriving at the track to a podium finish 24 hours after the start of the race. It’s a rare glimpse of what it’s like to be a driver for the Corvette Racing team and how much of a toll a 24 hour endurance race can take on a driver.

[GALLERY] Corvette Racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring (30 Corvette photos)

On Saturday morning we made our annual pilgrimage to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring where we spent the day cheering on our Corvette Racing team while baking under the Florida sun. Right after noon, we started our trek of walking the circuit and finding many great opportunities to shoot the factory yellow Corvette racers on the historic track. Along with our sunburn, we brought home a bevy of Corvette racing pics share!

So here’s a photo gallery of 30 images featuring the Corvette C7.Rs racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Do you have a favorite? Please share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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Corvette Racing at Sebring: A Florida Sweep for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Briscoe, Garcia, Magnussen follow Rolex 24 win with Sebring 12 Hours victory

SEBRING, Fla. (March 21, 2015) – Corvette Racing won in class for the ninth time at the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida as Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen added Saturday’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory to their Rolex 24 At Daytona win from January. The trio started the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season with consecutive victories and lead in GTLM points after two rounds.

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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Garcia Qualifies Corvette C7.R Third in GTLM
Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Rolex 24 winning trio to start on second row in class

SEBRING, Fla. (March 20, 2015) – Corvette Racing will start from the second and fourth rows of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Saturday’s 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R was the third-fastest qualifier in class Friday as he, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe go for their second straight victory to open the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Mobil 1 Celebrates 20 Years as Title Sponsor of the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Endurance is definitely the name of the game when it comes to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and not just on the track.

At Saturday’s 63rd annual event, for example, the title sponsor – ExxonMobil – will be celebrating some endurance of its own, observing a remarkable 20 years as title sponsor, one of the longest sponsor relationships in motorsports.

Mobil 1, of course, plays a big role for Corvettes in general and Corvette Racing in particular. All Corvettes have come from the factory filled with Mobil 1 oil for years, and that loyalty carries over to the track, too.

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IMSA Driver Spotlight: Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia is fresh off winning the GT Le Mans Class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and now the Spanish driving ace is looking forward to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this week. Known by his teammates at the Matador and the King of Spain, Garcia has really come into his own since becoming one the four full time drivers for Corvette Racing in 2012.

In this IMSA Driver Spotlight, Garcia talks about winning the Rolex 24, the keys to success at Sebring and being a new father.

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Corvette Racing at Sebring: Seeking to Add to Sebring Legacy

Eight previous class victories at North America’s oldest sports car race

DETROIT (March 16, 2015) – Corvette Racing already has one victory in Florida to its credit in 2015. The focus now turns to the second race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway. Both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs are entered in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at a race Corvette Racing has won eight times.

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