Tag Archive: Daytona

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 »

Feb 22

Drivers wish Kyle Busch well after hard Daytona hit

Busch taken to hospital by ambulance after big XFINITY Series wreck

Drivers wish Kyle Busch well after hard Daytona hit

Kyle Busch hit the interior wall of Daytona International Speedway hard during Saturday night’s Alert Today Florida 300 season-opening XFINITY Series event, sustaining injuries that will keep him out of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Daytona

Gordon Has ‘Wide Open’ View For Start Of Final Lap

2011-02-18_0647 When Gordon announced in late January that 2015 would be his final full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the hashtag #JGFinalLap trended on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Matt Kenseth aims to keep early Daytona momentum

Veteran won Sprint Unlimited, posted strong time in qualifying

Sprint Unlimited logo He won the Sprint Unlimited and posted the fourth fastest time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (which became the third fastest in the final round after teammate Denny Hamlin’s time was disallowed). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Patrón Endurance Cup standings tight after Rolex 24 At Daytona

Ganassi Ford EcoBoost, Corvette Racing, Riley Motorsports Dodge start strong with wins

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logo Following an historic sweep for American engine manufacturers in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona, teams with Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford powerplants take slim class leads in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup to Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Kanaan’s focus on title; Ganassi engineer switch

Todd Malloy will work with Kanaan and the No. 10 NTT DATA crew this season

Kanaan et Franchitti - photo IndyCar Series- Dan Boyd Twelve days separated Tony Kanaan becoming a father for the second time and earning a cherished timepiece for co-driving to the overall victory in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

2014 Prototype Lites standout Novich experiences dream First Rolex 24 At Daytona

Andrew Novich always has been the member of his family who is perpetually running late. Dinner. School. Appointments.

Those days are over. He has no more excuses for tardiness. Not after last weekend at Daytona. Novich, from Novato, California, is proudly wearing a brand-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, after driving for the winning PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team in the Prototype Challenge class of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

DTM stars with decent results in Daytona

Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.

The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. The second-placed BMW team on the podiumMike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
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Jan 26

Indycar drivers continue 24-hour race win streak

Victory in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be quite the preseason confidence boost to Kanaan and teammate Scott Dixon

Rolex 24 Winners SelfieLate last week, Tony Kanaan was congratulated for his strong close to the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, including a victory in the finale at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ganassi ‘Star Car’ shines in clutch, wins 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports takes PC victory in closing minutes

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ “Star Car” lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought battle with Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing to win the opening round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ferrari takes lead of Patron North American Endurance Cup at Daytona

AF Corse Ferrari leads the way for Ferrari with fourth place finish in GT-Daytona

Scuderia Corsa no. 63 The five Ferrari 458 Italias entered in the 24 Hours at Daytona demonstrated the speed and competitiveness of the car in two classes. Both the two Ferraris in the GT-LeMans class and the three in the GT-Daytona class led their classes during the race, challenging for the lead from the drop of the green flag on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ford EcoBoosts of Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 in Patrón Endurance Cup at halfway mark of 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Corvette Racing (GTLM), Riley Motorsports (GTD) Maintain Class Leads

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo After scoring a maximum five points in the opening segment, the No. 01 entry driven by Scott Pruett, Joey Hand, Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam finished the second segment in the third position while the team’s No. 02 entry driven by Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon was second at the end of each segment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductees experience DAYTONA Rising first-hand

The new 40,000 seats are available on three different concourse levels for Budweiser Speedweeks 2015

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductees experience DAYTONA Rising first-hand - Carmichael-Kendall at DIS Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2015 inductees Ricky Carmichael and Tommy Kendall experienced the revolutionary DAYTONA Rising construction project first-hand this week at Daytona International Speedway.

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Jan 23

Audi R8 to pace 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona for Third consecutive yYear

Premium Manufacturer Renews IMSA Partnership

2015-01-15-1042A V10-powered Audi R8 will lead the field to the green flag for the third consecutive year in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, as International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials today announced the Audi R8 V10 Plus will be the Official Safety Car for the twice-around-the-clock event. Read the rest of this entry »

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