Tag Archive: Daytona

Jan 29

Five DTM drivers in Daytona 24h race

The first major traditional race of the year beckons: on January 30, the 24h race at Daytona will get underway

The 54th running of the race on a part of the oval with the banked corners and the infield circuit has always had a great fascination for motor racing drivers from all over the world. At the final weekend of January, current DTM drivers will be racing former DTM drivers, among others.

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Jan 28

Lamborghini qualifies on front row in GTD Class for Daytona debut

Lamborghini Squadra Corse Qualifies on Front Row in  GTD Class for Daytona Debut
Lamborghini Qualifies on Front Row in GTD Class for Daytona Debut Lamborghini Squadra Corse has captured a place on the front row of the GT Daytona (GTD) field for its debut with the Huracán GT3 in the famed 24 Hours at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

IMSA: BMW unveil commemorative liveries at Daytona

BMW unveiled a special livery for the M6 GTLM that due to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend

There will be two new BMW M6 GTLMs on the starting gird of the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, one of which will be sporting a livery inspired in part by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Change Racing ready for IMSA WeatherTech Championship debut at Daytona

Exciting new GT3 offering from Lamborghini, the No. 16 Change Racing Huracán

Change Racing Heading to the World Center of Racing to open the next chapter in the team’s history, Change Racing will look to make a strong start to the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter

Canadian teenager excited to make sports car debut in maiden 24 hour race

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter Lance Stroll heads in to the unknown next weekend when the Canadian competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (30-31 Jan). Seventeen-year-old Stroll, the youngest competitor in the top prototype class and second youngest in the entire 54-car field, will be making his sports car debut in his maiden 24 hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Jeff Gordon makes his FOX NASCAR debut

Jeff Gordon made his 2016 season debut with the FOX NASCAR broadcasting team on FS1’s “Race Hub” Monday.

Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, Jeff GordonDanielle Trotta and Adam Alexander kicked off the episode with Alexander saying, “We’ve done a lot of shows in this studio, but this is one we’ll remember forever.”

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Jan 12

Eligible drivers and format announced for 2016 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

Event marks First NASCAR race in New Daytona International Speedway Stadium

NASCAR logo NASCAR announced today the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

CTCC Champions take home the hardware, Gravel wins Grand Prize

Paul Gravel wins Team Continental Grand Prize VIP Trip to Daytona

CTCC Champions take home the hardware, Gravel wins Grand Prize The Old Stone’s Ballroom in Kingston’s Four Points by Sheraton hotel was the site of the 2015 Gala of Champions; the November 14 celebration recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of competitors in the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Pruett to drive with Action Express Racing at Daytona, Sebring

He will join the No. 31 Whelen/Team Fox Chevrolet Corvette DP

Scott Pruett will compete in the 54th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype fielded by Action Express Racing.

Nov 19

New look for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Teams at Daytona test

Four Prototype Challenge teams turn testing laps at Daytona

While each of the six IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class cars participating in the pre-season test at Daytona International Speedway competed in the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona, all have made significant changes in preparation for the 2016 endurance classic. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Classic 24 Hour underway at Daytona

Nearly 200 cars competing in six race groups

The HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona Presented by IMSA – a time machine celebrating the 53-year history of the Rolex 24 At Daytona – is underway at Daytona International Speedway.

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Oct 08

Ganassi Racing shakes down new Ford GT at Daytona

CGR tested side-by-side with Multimatic Motorsports

Only hours after the champions’ watches were handed out at the TUDOR Night of Champions, bringing down the curtain on the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGR) brought its new Ford GT to Daytona International Speedway for the first time to continue testing for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Jul 06

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona

 No. 88 takes the checkered as another ‘Big One’ erupts behind him

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured a weekend of rain, a three-hour-plus pre-race delay, and nine caution flags to win the Coke-Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Once upon a time…the Watkins Glen circuit

This weekend will take place the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, the sixth round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.

2010-08-08_0089 Like Indianapolis or Daytona, the Watkins Glen circuit has been a pillar of American motorsports for 60 years, having hosted single-seaters, prototypes and NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Tanner Foust earns first GRC win for Volkswagen Beetle in Daytona

Rockstar Energy Drink VW Beetle charging for the championship

The Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle slides to rallycross victory in Daytona Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust drove the new Volkswagen Beetle rallycross car to its maiden GRC victory this weekend at the Daytona Global Rallycross doubleheader. His victory makes it two in a row for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team, after teammate Scott Speed won at the non-championship scoring X Games earlier this month in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Superspeedway qualifying format updated for Talladega, Daytona

New structure to feature two rounds to determine pole winner

NASCAR logo NASCAR today unveiled modifications to the qualifying format at superspeedways across all three national series. The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

54th Rolex 24 At Daytona: New cars, new look, new weekend in 2016

54th Rolex 24 At Daytona Scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2016

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo A new era for GT class racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will debut alongside a new state-of-the-art motorsports stadium at Daytona International Speedway, adding to the excitement and fan experience of the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Corvette Racing’s Ryan Briscoe looks to carry Daytona momentum to Sebring

Briscoe is looking to make it two in a row at Sebring

Ryan Briscoe had a competitive run in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R co-driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in both the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida in 2014, although various issues kept the team off the podium in both events.

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Feb 26

Canadian driver Mario Gosselin 15th in Xfinity opener

Nascar Xfinity race at Daytona Speedweek

Nascar Xfinity - King Autosport - Mario Gosselin The veteran racer and Crew Chief had the busiest weekend of his career at Daytona last week, having prepared two King Autosport team cars for the 300-mile Xfinity race, then qualifying the No 90 car and racing to a magnificent 15th place despite broken rear shock absorbers.

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Feb 23

Joey Logano wins 2015 Daytona 500

First victory in the Great American Race for Team Penske driver

Joey Logano - photo © C. Trotman - NASCAR via Getty Images No one seemed more surprised than Joey Logano as he stood atop his No. 22 Penske Racing Ford in Daytona International Speedway Victory Lane celebrating his first-ever Daytona 500 victory on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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