Tag Archive: Rolex 24 At Daytona

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Tequila Patron ESM partners with Rolling Stone for Le Mans debut

Tequila Patrón ESM will have a brand-new look for its debut in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

2015-06-14-Tuesday-22The lone American two-car team in the 19-car LMP2 entry will trade its familiar Patrón green for the black, white and red livery of Rolling Stone, the iconic American pop culture magazine that is partnering with the team for the event.

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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 08

Shank looks forward to Sebring, improving Ligier/Honda

“We’re going to go as hard as we can the rest of the year”

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian brought a brand-new package to the recent Rolex 24 At Daytona, fielding the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Ligier JS P2/Honda for Ozz Negri, John Pew, AJ Allmendinger and Matt McMurry. 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 27

Dempsey/Wright Motorsports battles back after early transponder problems to finish Third in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Finishes Third in Rolex 24

WrightMotorsports.com - BobChapmanPodiumPhoto If a team has to have problems in the Rolex 24, it’s best to have them early. But Dempsey/Wright Motorsports took that old saying to new levels when it dropped from fourth in class on the grid to last place at the beginning of the Rolex 24 Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway due to problems with its transponder, the electronic unit the series supplies to each car to record its laps completed. Read the rest of this entry »

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 23

Everything old is new again

Rolex 24 At Daytona trophies return to historic roots

Daytona International Speedway  Rolex 24 At Daytona Trophy 2 The process of modernizing the facilities at Daytona International Speedway has expanded to include other components that feature heavily in the history of the “World Center of Racing,” including the trophies presented to the winners of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 23

Recent Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama graduates to compete in three classes at Rolex 24

“The Rolex has become such serious competition that I like to call it a sprint race now.”

The intense, close competition provided by the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama has developed the skills of several drivers in the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend. 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

Gavin gives Corvette Racing First Rolex 24 Pole since 2000, becomes 12th GTLM Pole Winner in 12 Races

Davison Last-Lap Charge Nets Fifth Straight TOTAL Pole Award In GTD

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo OIiver Gavin gave Corvette Racing its first pole at Daytona International Speedway since 2000, in the process extending an impressive streak that highlights the competitiveness of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, Friday in qualifying for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 22

Former Champion Negri takes Rolex 24 At Daytona Pole

BMW Performance 200 Pole Goes To Ford Mustang of Maxwell and Johnson

2011-02-18_0647 Times have changed at the highest levels of sports car endurance racing, with reliability requiring healthy doses of flat-out speed, no matter an event’s duration. That reality has transformed North America’s premier sports car race, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, into a veritable sprint, which means pole qualifying has never been more important. 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

Performance Tech builds strong Rolex 24 At Daytona lineup

Performance Tech Motorsports Team Principal Brent O’Neill was a wanted man this month

Performance Tech Motorsports-2 Drivers from all over the world called him to inquire about a spot in his Prototype Challenge car for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Rolex 24 At Daytona – A Can’t-Miss Motorsports Spectacle

The annual kick off to the international motorsports calendar

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo The Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of the premier racing events in the world. 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 13

Productive Roar test at Daytona for RG Racing

Solid weekend in first official IMSA appearance, race to find budget now on

RG Racing logo Making its first official appearance as an IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship team this weekend, RG Racing made a solid first impression during the three-day “Roar Before the 24” test at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

AJ Allmendinger, Honda-Powered Ligier to top of charts In Session 4

Werner, BMW Z4 quickest In GTLM field

AJ Allmendinger Ligier 60 - photo IMSA Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian showed up to the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a new package, but the team’s new No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 showed the speed that led Michael Shank Racing to victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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