Tag Archive: Rolex 24 At Daytona

Jan 19

Start them young: Kaz Grala is youngest driver in Rolex 24 At Daytona, again

Adjusting back to road racing from burgeoning NASCAR career

Kaz Grala is youngest driver in Rolex 24 At Daytona, again Being the youngest driver in the Rolex 24 At Daytona doesn’t phase Boston’s Kaz Grala—he’s done it before.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Stage set for terrific opening to 2017 WeatherTech Championship season with 55 cars ready for 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona

International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials release entry lists for both events

The eyes of the motorsports world will be affixed on Daytona International Speedway from Jan. 26-29, as competitors from all corners of the world and a variety of racing disciplines convene for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 – as well as the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Friday, Jan. 27. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manthey Racing quickest in class as Porsches prove to be fast learners

Five Porsche 911 GT3 R customer programs brought cars to the Roar Before the Rolex 24 in preparation of the January 28-29 Rolex 24 At Daytona

It was the one-off effort of Manthey Racing that set the bar for the weekend for the GT Daytona (GTD) class. The No. 59 was the quickest during the test session in the category, led by one of Porsche’s newest works drivers, Germany’s Sven Müller. Manthey has a long history with the German marque but is new to the class. This will be Müller’s first Rolex 24 as a factory driver.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Roar Before The Rolex 24 wraps up at DIS; Teams look to Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 28-29

ORECA LP P2s Post Fastest Sunday Laps

2011-02-18_0647 The Roar Before the Rolex 24 wrapped up a three-day run Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, preparing competitors for North America’s premier sports car event, the historic 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Roar Before The Rolex 24, Day 1: New LM P2 Oreca Prototype Posts Fastest Laps

Jeff Gordon Prepping For Rare Sports Car Race

2011-02-18_0647 The Roar Before The Rolex 24 was in full song Friday at Daytona International Speedway, with 55 sports cars beginning three days of shakedowns for the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Legendary Open-Wheel Racer Dario Franchitti named 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona Grand Marshal

Franchitti will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” for North America’s most prestigious sports car event

2011-02-18_0647 Legendary open-wheel racer Dario Franchitti, who won three Indianapolis 500s as well as the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

VISIT FLORIDA Racing adds René Rast to Rolex 24 line up

Rast joins Marc Goossens (Belgium) and Renger van der Zande

Visit Florida Racing completes testing at Daytona Adding to its already dynamic international driver line up, VISIT FLORIDA Racing has added German driver René Rast to the team for the Rolex 24 At Daytona which opens the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in January at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Stevenson Motorsports returns to Rolex 24 with No. 57 Audi R8 LMS

The No. 57 is back! 

Stevenson Motorsports is pleased to confirm its plans for the 2017 edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona as the team targets a big result in the season-opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Dec 14

All-Star atmosphere for Rolex 24 At Daytona Test Sessions

Gordon, Dixon, Briscoe, Hunter-Reay Reflect Multi-Discipline Tradition of Rolex 24

Action Express RacingIt’s not a new trend but it’s always a welcomed one. We’re talking about the inherent all-star atmosphere that envelops Daytona International Speedway during North America’s greatest sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Visit Florida Racing takes delivery of Riley-Gibson

Saturday’s test served as an initial shakedown for the Daytona Beach-based team

Visit Florida Racing 1 Visit Florida Racing took delivery of its new Gibson-powered Riley Technologies Mk. 30 on Saturday as the team put the brand new LMP2 machine through its paces at Carolina Motorsports Park.

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Dec 02

Jeff Gordon to drive new Cadillac DPI-V.R in return to Rolex 24 At Daytona

The race opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on Jan. 28-29, 2017

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Dec 01

Cadillac confirms Daytona Prototype international to debut in 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona

“Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence”

Those were the words used by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen to confirm that three Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars will compete in the full 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) class, beginning with the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017.

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Nov 15

Scott Pruett returning to Rolex 24 At Daytona in new Lexus entry

Five-Time Rolex 24 Champion Heads Driver Lineup For New Team In GT Daytona Class

Scott Pruett returning to Rolex 24 At Daytona in new Lexus entry First Of Three Preseason IMSA Tests At DIS Wraps Up Today. One of IMSA’s biggest stars, driving one of IMSA’s newest cars, highlighted the opening day of Rolex 24 At Daytona testing on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Ford Performance present Le Mans 24 Hours Winners’ Trophy to Ford employees

The champagne has long since stopped flowing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but there was still one thing left to do for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

On Tuesday, they checked that box. Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center, while third-place finishers Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined them for a formal presentation with Ford executives, question-and-answer sessions and autograph signing near Ford’s global world headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Corvette scores first WeatherTech Championship pole since 2015 with Garcia in No. 3 C7.R for Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

Spaniard Antonio Garcia did the honors for the Corvette squad

2016-07-09-3097 For the first time since the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona, a Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will start from the pole position in an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (live, FS1, 11 a.m. ET).

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Mar 20

Corvette Racing continues Daytona-Sebring season-opening streak

Team captures Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Second Straight Year

Picking up Corvette Racing’s sister car’s accomplishment from 2015, Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, backing up their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Feb 07

Nine full-time WeatherTech Championship teams set for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

IMSA Well Represented In Historic Endurance Race
Led by the Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R team that won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the GTE Pro class in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, a total of nine full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have confirmed entries for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feb 04

Sparco again on top in Rolex 24 At Daytona

The Tequila Patron Prototype crew wins the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona wearing Sparco  

Sparco logo Sparco is again on the top step of the podium at Rolex 24 at Daytona. After 24 hours race, only 26’’ the gap between Tequila Patron Ligier – Honda prototype and the Wayne Taylor Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP. Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek, Luis “Pipo” Derani and the Extreme Speed Motorsport crew, win an incredible race after a fantastic comeback, wearing the Sparco Superleggera suits. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Mazda Prototype Lites Champions Goikhberg, Koch stand atop Rolex 24 At Daytona podium

It was the first victory in the class and in the WeatherTech Championship for the team

Mazda Prototype Lites Champions Goikhberg, Koch Stand Atop Rolex 24 At Daytona Podium There was one common thread besides trophies, champagne and fatigue among the top two Prototype Challenge teams standing on the podium after the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 31.

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Feb 01

Honda wins for first time in Rolex 24 At Daytona

It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first

Ryan Hunter-ReayHonda, a part of Indy car racing as an engine supplier since 1994 and partner and manufacturer to the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2003, captured its first victory in the premier North American sports car event that annually kicks off the racing season.

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