June 3, 2018 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic
Curran and Nasr Keep the General Motors Win Streak Alive on Belle Isle
The pressure was on the Cadillac teams coming into the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic with General Motors winning every IMSA-sanctioned race on Belle Isle dating back to 2012. The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Felipe Nasr and Eric Curran worked hard to keep the streak intact, aided by a great race strategy from the Action Express team. Nasr captured the race lead with 35 minutes remaining in the 100-minute race from Ricky Taylor in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske DPi. Nasr withstood a furious charge by Taylor to win by 1.016 seconds. Taylor and co-driver Helio Castroneves finished second while the sister Team Penske Acura driven by Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya finished in third in the Prototype class. With the win, Curran and Nasr tied their Action Express teammates Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac for the IMSA Prototype championship lead heading to Watkins Glen. Katherine Legge earned her second consecutive GTD class win on Belle Isle as she and teammate Mario Farnbacher drove their Acura NSX GT3 to victory followed by their Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian teammates Lawson Aschenbach and Justin Marks. The Paul Miller Racing duo of Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers finished third in the GTD class..