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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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.
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.
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
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).
The Tequila Patron Prototype crew wins the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona wearing Sparco
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.
It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first
Honda, 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.
It matched the team’s best result in the race after finishing third last year on the way to taking second in the 2015 IMSA Championship
With scores of Visit Florida guests and hometown supporters on hand, Daytona Beach-based Visit Florida Racing drove to a third place finish after 24 hours of hard-fought racing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Opening round of the IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season
While it’s still some weeks until all the competitors for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship are on track together (The Prologue, Le Castellet, on 25/26th March), a very large number of WEC drivers will this weekend be racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida.
Russian driver Nikhail Aleshin will lead 54-Car field to green flag on Saturday
Inclement weather doesn’t stop sports cars from racing – or qualifying. Proper tires, some extra resolve, and you’re off and running. Which meant Thursday’s Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying went on as scheduled, with Russian driver Nikhail Aleshin taking the pole in the headlining Prototype class in the No. 37 Nissan BR01 Prototype.
Canadian teenager excited to make sports car debut in maiden 24 hour race
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.
A 54-car field with drivers representing 24 countries serves as the opening race for Daytona Rising
The world will be coming to Daytona International Speedway for the grand opening of its motorsports stadium, with a solid international field set for the debut race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31.