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‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
Wednesday, 31 Jan, 2018 – 15:45 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his new role as sponsor with JDC-Miller MotorSports allowed GAINSCO executive Bob Stallings to experience something completely different during the twice-around-the-clock sports car classic.
SLEEP!
“I left the track between midnight and 12:30 (a.m.) and came back at around 6 […]

Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Sunday, 28 Jan, 2018 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Action Express Racing survived a dying engine in its No. 5 car and a driver-time snafu in its No. 31 car to finish 1-2, respectively, overall in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Billed as “North America’s […]

Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –What’s it like leading the Rolex 24 At Daytona?
“It’s beautiful when there’s nobody in front,” pole-sitter Renger van der Zande said after completing his opening stints in Saturday’s 56th edition of “North America’s Most Prestigious Sports Car Race.”
van der Zande and the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. were […]

Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves’ transition from Indy car superstar to admitted sports car novice will continue at full-bore this weekend, when the affable Brazilian and Acura Team Penske compete in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Castroneves missed qualifying on-pole Thursday for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship […]

Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 19:46 | One Comment
Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ryan Blaney only has one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on his racing resume and he has yet to claim a championship, but the soft-spoken 24-year-old driver is already walking in Richard Petty’s footsteps when it comes to dealing with the fans.
Last year at Texas Motor Speedway he sat […]

Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 19:32 | One Comment
Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing became a leaner organization at the conclusion of the 2017 season and it’s a change that Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric believe will strengthen RCR this year.
Last year, RCR fielded three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and five in the Xfinity Series. […]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
Saturday, 20 Jan, 2018 – 9:13 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A class of five inductees, including dedicated engine-builder Robert Yates, was enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night during ceremonies conducted in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center.
Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ken Squier make up 2018’s ninth class of […]

Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The news of Dan Gurney’s passing over the weekend re-fired a raging and often hostile debate between me, myself and I which seems to flare whenever something of major auto racing significance makes headlines.
It’s the debate about which four American drivers are most deserving of having their visages cut into […]

New Cup Camaro Has The Looks Of A Winner
Wednesday, 10 Jan, 2018 – 9:54 | 3 Comments
New Cup Camaro Has The Looks Of A Winner

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Chase Elliott drew the honor of turning the first hot laps in the NASCAR Cup Series version of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway, and declared the car definitely has passed the eye test.
But Elliott acknowledged that Chevy’s newest Cup entry remains a work in progress.
“The […]

Cadillacs Set Pace At The Roar Before The 24
Tuesday, 9 Jan, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Cadillacs Set Pace At The Roar Before The 24
Cadillacs Set Pace At The Roar Before The 24

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Cadillac Racing, which led every session through the first two days of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona test, carried its strong showing into Sunday’s inaugural Roar qualifying session. The new-for-2018 format established garage and pit locations each team will use during the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend on Jan. 25-28 at […]