Verizon Exclusive Access: Bourdais reflects on Le Mans, family

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In this Verizon IndyCar Series exclusive access, NBCSN IndyCar pit reporter Katie Hargitt has another quick-hitting interview with Sebastien Bourdais, who is fresh off his GTE-Pro class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in the No. 68 Ford GT he shared with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand.

The win was Bourdais’ first in the French endurance classic, in a city that he grew up in and was born in.

The rapid-fire, five-question segment with the four-time Champ Car champion touches on Le Mans itself, his family, his thoughts on returning to Road America and, naturally, his French food preference.

Bourdais drives the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet and won the series’ most recent trip to Road America in 2007.

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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.