Tag Archive: Daytona

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 »

Jan 23

Prototype Lites providing path to TUDOR Championship, Rolex 24 At Daytona

Becoming the best path to prototypes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logo The Rolex 24 At Daytona features a deep, competitive field of cars in the Prototype and Prototype Challenge classes Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway, making it very tough to pick a favorite in either class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Front row for Ferrari at Daytona

Gianmaria Bruni qualifies second in GT-LeMans class in no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse no. 51 A strong qualifying performance by Gianmaria Bruni will see a Ferrari on the front row of the GT-LeMans class in Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Indycar stars add luster to Daytona 24-hour race

A Verizon IndyCar Series competitor has co-driven the winning overall entry in the Rolex 24 At Daytona the past four years.

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Indycar will have significant star power this week at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona as 14 of the 33 starters from the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will compete in the first endurance race of the IMSA-sanctioned schedule at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Teamsadjust Rolex 24 strategy with eye on points-paying Patrón Endurance Cup segments

Season-Opening Race to award points at Six-Hour intervals

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logo While racing teams have the goal of the overall victory in this weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opening 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona, they also will be planning strategy to win three additional “races within the race” segments that award points towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

A total of 53 cars from 10 different automotive manufacturers will take the green flag in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway

53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona field

imsa-rolex24-grid-photo The annual kick-off to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season also is the opening round of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. More than 15 hours of live FOX Sports coverage will be available to viewers in the United States beginning with a two-hour FOX network block at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 24. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Rolex 24 an International Showcase for drivers, teams, manufacturers

Global Television Distribution, IMSA TV To Showcase Rolex 24 Worldwide

IMSA logo Keeping true to its name as the sanctioning body of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will spotlight a robust contingent of international drivers, teams and manufacturers on the world stage for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

IMSA News And Notes: Rolex 24 At Daytona

One Year After Last-Lap Battles, GTLM, GTD Classes Set For Rolex 24 Encore

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Considered by many as the best GT racing in the world, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GTLM and GTD classes likely will need the entire 24 hours of the Rolex 24 At Daytona to decide the respective class winners. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Dempsey/Wright Motorsports hopes to build on its momentum at Rolex 24

Following successful test at Daytona

Wright_Motorsports Hopes are high for an excellent performance at the Rolex 24 for Dempsey/Wright Motorsports after the team got a great deal accomplished at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test last weekend at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Jan 16

FOX Sports names broadcast talent for 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Varsha, Fish, Bell, Till And Kendall Man Booth For Endurance Classic

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo FOX Sports today unveiled its broadcast lineup for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona, which begins on FOX network television at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 24. The race opens the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Johnson drives Ford Mustang to top of time sheet on day 1 of Continental Tire Challenge Testing at Daytona

Ford Mustang Boss 302Rs Lead Both Grand Sport Sessions

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Billy Johnson led Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice with an unofficial track record lap in the No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R to highlight the opening day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

FOX Network broadcast highlights FOX Sports’ coverage of 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona

More than 15 hours of live coverage opens with two-hour FOX Broadcast Network block

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo A two-hour FOX broadcast network telecast kicks off more than 15 total hours of live FOX Sports television coverage of the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. Read the rest of this entry »

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