38 Cars Entered for Sebring

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A total of 13 manufacturers will be represented among a field of 38 cars when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship surfaces at Sebring International Raceway for its second race of 2019.

Following its launch last August and debut in January, the premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) category will be 11 strong when it takes to the bumpy Sebring circuit for its first time.

Action Express Racing, Wayne Taylor Racing, Juncos Racing and JDC-Miller Motorsports will combine to field six Cadillac DPi-V.Rs, easily comprising the majority of the flagship class, just as they did when the season opened at the Daytona International Speedway nearly two months ago.

The Indianapolis-based Juncos team will have Argentinian driver Augustin Canapino back in its No. 50 Cadillac DPi in tandem with Austria’s Rene Binder and Colorado native Will Owen.

The Acura ARX-05 duo from Team Penske will compete at Sebring for its second time with Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud in the No. 6 while the No. 7 is shared between Ricky Taylor, Helio Castroneves and Alexander Rossi.

After fueling its determination for success further with a run to the overall pole but mechanical failures during the race at Daytona, Mazda Team Joest will add two more Japanese-branded cars to the DPi field while CORE autosport represents Nissan in the 12-hour contest.

The lone two full-season LMP2 entrants will bring two ORECA 07s to Sebring, increasing the count of prototype cars on hand to 13. Third drivers to fill the endurance role are not yet determined for the Performance Tech Motorsports and PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports cars.

The absence of Risi Competizione means just the four season-long GT Le Mans manufacturers will be present with two cars each while 17 GT Daytona entrants will compete with an array of GT3 machinery, led by the Daytona-winning Lamborghini Huracan GT3 from the Grasser Racing Team.

All four WeatherTech Championship classes will hit the track Thursday, March 14 to begin preparations for the half-day race set to go green at 10:40 a.m. EDT on Sunday, March 16.

Aaron Durant
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