Nationwide, Truck Series champs ready to celebrate tonight in Miami (PHOTOS)

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series officially crowned their champions this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and tonight in South Florida, those champs are the guests of honor.

A joint celebration for both series is set to take place later this evening at the Trump National Doral Miami. The event will honor the series driver and owner’s champs plus the top five drivers in each series.

Already, those groups are arriving for tonight’s ceremony…

Not seen above is a photo of the No. 22 Team Penske camp, which claimed the Nationwide owner’s title. But according to Bob Pockrass of the Sporting News, all five drivers that drove the 22 this year – Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Alex Tagliani, and Michael McDowell – are in attendance:

As a note for fans, the Nationwide/Truck Series ceremony will air on TV on Sunday night, Nov. 23. Be sure to check your local listings for time and channel.

Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified

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FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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