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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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Stallings/JDC-Miller Partnership Produces Two Top-10 Overall Finishes
Sunday, 28 Jan, 2018 – 15:14 | One Comment
Stallings/JDC-Miller Partnership Produces Two Top-10 Overall Finishes

(Editor’s Note: This is the second report from the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the return of Dallas businessman/racer Bob Stallings and GAINSCO Auto Insurance to Prototype sports car racing.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pair of fist-pumping, top-10 Prototype finishes loomed for JDC-Miller MotorSports as the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona entered its final […]

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 […]

Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End
Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018 – 12:53 | Comments Off on Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End
Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For 50 years Scott Pruett and racing have been synonymous, but when the checkered flag falls on this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona it will put a period on a championship career that has spanned four different forms of motorsports.
Since age 8, Pruett’s primary focus has been […]

Flat Spot On: Sports Cars Are Racing To The Top
Friday, 26 Jan, 2018 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Sports Cars Are Racing To The Top
Flat Spot On: Sports Cars Are Racing To The Top

DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  How far sports car racing at Daytona has come since the first three-hour continental race won by Dan Gurney – now the late, great. He drove a Lotus motivated by the starter motor as it crossed the finish line. Fifty-six years later, what is regarded as one of the best-matched fields, if not […]

‘Interesting Feelings’ Greet Stallings On Return To The Rolex 24
Friday, 26 Jan, 2018 – 16:03 | One Comment
‘Interesting Feelings’ Greet Stallings On Return To The Rolex 24

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reports from the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the return of Dallas businessman/racer Bob Stallings and GAINSCO Auto Insurance to Prototype sports car racing.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long before he drove through the Eisenhower-era tunnel funneling traffic into the infield […]

Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 13:12 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll
Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If momentum means anything in auto racing, the Tequila Patron ESM team should be something to watch in this coming weekend’s Rolex 24 IMSA WeatherTech series race at Daytona International Speedway.
ESM Nissan Onroak DPi cars won two of the final three races in 2017 – at Road America in Elkhart Lake, […]

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 […]