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Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2017 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24

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Rickey Taylor bumped his way past Filipe Albuquerque with seven minutes remaining, survived an IMSA review of the bumping incident and went on to bag an emotional victory in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi, gave the team owned by his father […]

Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 21:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: Jonathan Ingram has been covering the Rolex 24 at Daytona since 1982. His current book is The Art of Race Car Design — Bob Riley’s biography, memoir and muse on the challenges of being a race car constructor and designer . The book is available at www.jingrambooks.com.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It could come […]

Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Co-drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran of Action Express Racing have tasted and savored the main course in North American sports car racing as they won last year’s prototype division in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
This week, they’re up for a little dessert.
Driving the No. 31 Cadillac, the two are […]

Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2017 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are great drivers, a great story and great interviews. But, as they found out in recent weeks, they have been relegated to support players to ad hoc teammate Jeff Gordon for this weekend’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.
In a Tweet circulated last month, […]

Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Saturday, 21 Jan, 2017 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C – Four of the five men inducted Friday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame had careers that were intertwined over three decades.
For Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, their first formal meeting came in 1987 at the invitation of then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. France summoned Childress, Hendrick […]

Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Spencer Pigot has found his niche at Ed Carpenter Racing.
The 2015 Indy Lights champion, Pigot has retained his seat as road and street-course specialist in the No. 20 Chevrolet for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After joining ECR partway through 2016 in the same role, Pigot will compete in […]

A Long List Spurred Edwards To Fix His Priorities
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2017 – 13:13 | One Comment
A Long List Spurred Edwards To Fix His Priorities

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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A NASCAR driver at the height of his career, driving for one of the premier series’ top teams, walked out his house’s back door and headed for a meeting. Sitting on the steps was one of his daughters.
When he asked why she wasn’t riding her bicycle she replied that […]

2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2017 – 9:09 | Comments Off on 2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads
2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season will emphasize bottom-side downforce as the key element of a “reverse-engineering exercise” addressing aesthetics as much as performance.
In other words, the next generation of Indy car needs to look good and run fast sans aerodynamic doo-dads. […]

Edwards’ Retirement Is A Bit Of A Head-Scratcher
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Edwards’ Retirement Is A Bit Of A Head-Scratcher
Edwards’ Retirement Is A Bit Of A Head-Scratcher

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards did not have the fitness magazine cover-photo pecs and abs on that day more than a dozen years ago when we sat down in an Italian restaurant in Kansas City’s artsy-hipster Freight House District. He didn’t have a full-time NASCAR Cup ride, let alone the promise of a […]

Edwards: It Was A Gut Decision To Retire As Driver
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2017 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Edwards: It Was A Gut Decision To Retire As Driver
Edwards: It Was A Gut Decision To Retire As Driver

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During a press conference conducted Wednesday morning in Charlotte, N.C., veteran NASCAR driver Carl Edwards confirmed his retirement as a full-time competitor.
“People who know me, know I follow my gut. Sometimes, I just gather everything around me and say, ‘If all signs point to this, this is what I should […]