Tag Archive: Rolex 24 At Daytona

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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Jan 31

Visit Florida Racing takes home podiumfinish in Rolex 24 at Daytona

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.

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Jan 31

Derani drives home Rolex 24 at Daytona victory For Tequila Patrón ESM

Brothers Ricky And Jordan Taylor Of Apopka Part Of Runner-Up Effort For Wayne Taylor Racing

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Luis Felipe Derani turned in a dominant final driving stint on Sunday, delivering a Rolex 24 At Daytona championship to Tequila Patrón ESM Racing at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Stroll records fantastic Rolex 24 at Daytona Top-Five result

Stroll’s next race will be the opening round of the 2016 Euro F3 Series at Paul Ricard

Stroll records fantastic Rolex 24 at Daytona Top-Five result Lance Stroll recorded an impressive fifth place in the Rolex 24 At Daytona that finished in Florida today (31 Jan) to become one of the youngest highest-placed drivers in North America’s toughest sports car race.

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Jan 31

Rolex 24 sees its share of highs and lows in first six hours

Scott Dixon set out to defend Chip Ganassi Racing’s 2015 victory

Chip Ganassi RacingThe first six hours of the Rolex 24 At Daytona provided the typical highlights and heartbreaks, particularly when it came to Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rising to the Daytona 24 Challenge

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Nissan Prototype takes Prototype Pole for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Russian driver Nikhail Aleshin will lead 54-Car field to green flag on Saturday

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

INDYCAR drivers have prevalent storylines for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Practice and qualifying for the Rolex 24 will be held Jan. 28

Chip Ganassi RacingFor Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal, the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race this weekend offers a stark contrast of “out with the old, in with the new.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

IMSA: BMW unveil commemorative liveries at Daytona

BMW unveiled a special livery for the M6 GTLM that due to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend

There will be two new BMW M6 GTLMs on the starting gird of the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, one of which will be sporting a livery inspired in part by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter

Canadian teenager excited to make sports car debut in maiden 24 hour race

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Eyes of racing world focused on 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona

A 54-car field with drivers representing 24 countries serves as the opening race for Daytona Rising

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo 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.

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Jan 20

Change Racing adds Kaz Grala for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Youngest driver entered for 2016 Rolex 24 

Change Racing With a driver roster that combines youth with race-winning experience as well as the common denominator of speed, Change Racing will look to make a strong start to the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next weekend.
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Jan 15

Mazda Prototype Lites pave smooth path to Rolex 24 At Daytona

For a handful of drivers, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is more than just the start of the North American auto racing season.

It’s also their first appearance in the big time – the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – that they’ve worked toward while competing in recent seasons in the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, an IMSA Development Series.

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Jan 08

2012 Championship Team Posts Top Speed At Daytona International Speedway On Day 1 Of ‘Roar Before The Rolex 24’ Test Sessions

A former championship team established itself Friday as one of early favorites in the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona

2011-02-18_0647 The No. 60 HONDA HPD Ligier JS P2 entry of Michael Shank Racing With Curb/Agajanian led both practice sessions on the opening day of the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” preseason test at Daytona International Speedway. The Roar is the first action of the year for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, enabling preparation for the season-opening Rolex 24 on Jan. 30-31. Read the rest of this entry »

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