Tag Archive: Daytona International Speedway

Jan 09

INDYCAR drivers turn plenty of laps at Rolex test

A multitude of drivers with Indy car connections participated in the Roar Before the 24 sports-car testing

Ryan Hunter-Reay chats with teammate and reigning IMSA prototype champion Jordan Taylor.A multitude of drivers with Indy car connections – including six who have full-time rides in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series – participated in the Roar Before the 24 sports-car testing over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

United Autosports in shape for Rolex 24 after constructive “Roar” test

Vital data collected from almost 1,500-miles achieved in three-day test 

UNITED AUTOSPORTS HEAD STATESIDE FOR ROAR BEFORE THE 24United Autosports will return to the Daytona International Speedway later this month primed for the Rolex 24 At Daytona race week (25-28 Jan) after a constructive three-day official test at the Floridian venue which finished today (7 Jan). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Scott Pruett To Call It A Career After 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona

“Today, after 50 years of racing, the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will be my last race”

Scott Pruett walked into the Daytona International Speedway media center and smiled widely as he looked at the Lexus banner hanging behind the podium displaying three cars he had driven in the Rolex 24 and honoring him for a “storied career in racing” that spanned five decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona

A total of 25 prototypes are set to embark in the historic event

Racing is back and it’s the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda that kicks off the 2018 North American motorsports calendar with its season-opening event this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Outstanding Field Ready To ‘Roar’ At Daytona

 Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close this week, the eyes of the racing world will be focused on Daytona International Speedway at the end of next week as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 21

Barfield appointed IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Race Director

IMSA reinforces the consistency of its officiating

In advance of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda’s season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 6, 2018, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has appointed Beaux Barfield as race director for the multi-class series.

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Dec 08

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams prepare for an entirely new season of racing in 2018

Eleven total entries tested during two one-hour sessions Dec. 5

2017-08-13_0171With the start of a new racing season, and an entirely new format on the horizon, IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda drivers and teams ventured onto the banks of the Daytona International Speedway, some of them for the first time, in preparation for what is no doubt going to be an exciting new ‘challenge.’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 08

LMP3s deliver ‘adrenaline rush’ for Prototype Challenge competitors ahead of Daytona opener

The single-day test served as a prelude to the Prototype Challenge’s inaugural race at Daytona

2017-08-11-14-27-59_0761IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams and drivers alike had rave reviews this week after the series turned its first laps at Daytona International Speedway.

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Dec 06

Rolex 24 At DAYTONA teams complete initial testing

Look to ‘Roar Before the Rolex 24’

IMSA TestingWith an initial two-day Rolex 24 At DAYTONA test completed on Wednesday, teams immediately switched their collective focus to the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing on Jan. 5-7 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Dec 05

December test at Daytona to provide first glimpse of 2018 season

December test is not open to the public

The symphony of sports car sounds once again will be heard over the next two days at Daytona International Speedway with a two-day test including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona to feature qualifying for pits, garages

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona has long signified the start of the racing season

The annual three-day preseason testing session at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place on Jan. 5-7, 2018 with additions that will get everyone ready for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Six Run Group Champions crowned after 24 Hours of Competition at the HSR Classic at Daytona Presented by IMSA

Each Run Group-winning entry was presented with a custom HSR Classic 24 Hour-specific B.R.M. Chronographes watch

The Third Edition of the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic at Daytona presented by IMSA came to a safe and successful conclusion Sunday at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) where six different Run Group Champions were crowned after a full 24 hours of close and competitive racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson clinches two IMSA Series Championships

Masson continues to be a team player as he looks toward what the 2018 season will bring

2016-08-14_0393It’s 4:30 a.m., a miserable 38 degrees outside and a steady, chilly rain is coming down in sheets. Kyle Masson is driving in his open-cockpit Prototype Challenge (PC) at Daytona International Speedway, competing in North America’s most prestigious sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kentucky

Stenhouse Surges To Second Victory

NASCAR logoNASCAR might have a new restrictor-plate ace. Nearly two months after visiting Victory Lane at Talladega, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. surged past David Ragan in overtime of Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway to win his second career race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Stenhouse avoids crashes, survives in overtime at Daytona

“I kept my Talladega car and told them to build a new one” – Stenhouse

The major story of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final run at his beloved Daytona International Speedway in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet – turned out to be a footnote to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s masterful victory in a war of attrition that produced a race-record 14 cautions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

NASCAR Industry to Salute U.S. Military Units Independence Day Weekend

NASCAR Salutes Refreshed By Coca-Cola Continues At Daytona International Speedway With NASCAR XFINITY Series

2017-06-25_0502As part of the continued efforts to show appreciation for the United States Armed Forces through NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ drivers will bear the names of active military units and installations on their race car windshields during Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Manufacturer battle resumes as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge moves to Sebring

Half as long, but twice as tough?

Yeah, that’s pretty much what most competitors think about Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 120, the second event in the series’ 2017 race schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Andretti returns to scene of winning biggest stock car race 50 years later

It was Mario Andretti, who drove the Holman & Moody Ford to victory in the 1967 Daytona 500

Mario AndrettiAmong the old veterans at Daytona International Speedway, they still talk about the day an Indy car driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, drove a stock car so fearlessly – and so loose – they were all afraid to get near him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Ryan Reed wins ‘Big One’-filled XFINITY Series opener

For Ryan Reed, there’s magic in the air at the Birthplace of Speed

Reed went to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in February 2015 and hadn’t won since — until Saturday night, when he held off Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Kasey Kahne in overtime to claim victory in the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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