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Former IndyCar winner Robbie Buhl forming new team to attempt Indy 500

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Two-time IndyCar winner Robbie Buhl and business partner Robert Citrone have announced the formation of a new team with an intent of entering the Indianapolis 500 this May.

According to a release on Buhl Sport Detroit’s website, Citrone/Buhl Autosport plans to make its debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 9 before attempting to qualify for the 500 later in the month. A driver and sponsor for the new entry have yet to be announced.

Buhl is no stranger to IndyCar. The Michigan native competed in 78 races between 1993-2004, including eight starts at the Indy 500. He has two career victories in the series (New Hampshire in 1997 and Walt Disney World Speedway in 2000).

Following his retirement from driving in 2004, Buhl served as an ownership partner of Dreyer & Rienbold Racing through 2013. The team has no affiliation with Buhl’s new entry.

Citrone is the founder of Discovery Capital Management and is the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His son, Nick, and Buhl’s brother, Tom, also will be partners in the new team.

“The underlying goal of Citrone/Buhl Autosport is to be competitive while partnering with the right people to deliver results,” the team’s release said. “The Citrones and Buhls see this as the start of a continued racing endeavor with aspiration of more entries at more races in the future.”

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IMSA race at Daytona: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info, more

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IMSA start times: For the first time in more than five months, Daytona International Speedway will have a sports car race as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series returns to the same place it left off today (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

After being sidelined by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the premier sports car circuit will wave the green again on its 2020 season today. But instead of the annual 24-hour endurance classic, Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 will be a “sprint race” around the 3.56-mile road course.

Here are the details for IMSA’s second race of the season at Daytona (all times are ET):


IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona race information

TV: 6 p.m. NBCSN, NBC Sports App and TrackPass

RADIO: IMSA Radio will have live radio coverage throughout the weekend on IMSARadio.com, as well as Sirius Channel 216, XM 210, Internet 970

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes around the 12-turn, 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 88 degrees with a 51% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 26 cars entered in Saturday’s race.


IMSA weekend schedule: Friday, July 3

11 a.m. — WeatherTech Championship Transporter Load-In

1 p.m. — Garages open; pit lane equipment setup

6:15-7:15 p.m. — First practice WeatherTech Championship (all classes)

9:30 p.m. — Garages close

IMSA weekend schedule: Saturday, July 4

8 a.m. — Garages open

8:45 a.m. — Fuel rig inspection

10:15 a,m — 11:30 am — Practice (restricted by classes: 10:15-10:45 a.m., GTD Silver/Bronze; 10:30-11:30 a.m., DPi/GTLM; 10:45-11:15, GTD all drivers)

1:55 p.m. — GTD qualifying

2:20 p.m. — GTLM qualifying

2:45 p.m. — DPi qualifying

6 p.m. — Formation laps

6:10 p.m. — IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona (2 hours, 40 minutes)

11:30 p.m. — Garages close