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Rolex 24 Set To Start 2019 Racing Season
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2019 – 14:51 | One Comment
Rolex 24 Set To Start 2019 Racing Season

North America’s biggest sports car endurance event is set to get rolling this weekend in Daytona.

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The 57th running of the Rolex 24 on the infield course at Daytona International Speedway is set for the upcoming weekend. The twice-around-the-clock event features top drivers from the worlds of sport cars, IndyCars and Formula 1.

The IMSA WeatherTech Series […]

Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On

The No. 99 ‘Red Dragon’ of Bob Stallings is likely being parked for good. (RacinToday file photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin |Senior WriterRacinToday.com

A mix of pragmatic corporate and pressing “grandpa” considerations combined to prompt Dallas businessman Bob Stallings to park the latest _ and likely the last _ iteration of the No. 99 “Red […]

Barrichello To Do Rolex
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2018 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Barrichello To Do Rolex
Barrichello To Do Rolex

Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2018 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson

John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver […]

Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit

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The Motul Petit Le Mans was decided in the final seconds at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course nestled in the rolling hills of North Georgia on Saturday.

The No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Renger Van Der Zande, took advantage of the No. 5 Cadillac DPi running out of gas three turns from the finish […]

Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2018 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Don Panoz was motor racing’s imp of the reverse. A diminutive, brilliant redhead with a keen sense of how to get things done, Don was at his best pursuing goals that others suggested couldn’t be accomplished.
Build a bridge between the U.S. and the Le Mans 24-hour? “C’est impossible, monsieur!” But Don […]

‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
Tuesday, 14 Aug, 2018 – 7:59 | Comments Off on ‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Auto racing historians Bill Green and Jim Scaptura welcomed a lifetime friend back to downtown Watkins Glen last week, when “Poison Lil” gently rolled off a trailer and into the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Looking resplendent and forever-racy in its red-and-black livery, this is the 1936 Maserati V8RI open-wheel/single-seater in which […]

IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2018 – 18:35 | Comments Off on IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date

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Christian Fittipaldi, a two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, announced Saturday that  he is retiring following the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Fittipaldi has collected victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

“Because I wanted […]

The Red Dragon Is Flying Again
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2018 – 18:18 | Comments Off on The Red Dragon Is Flying Again
The Red Dragon Is Flying Again

The Red Dragon prototype returned to Victory Lane on Sunday when Stephen Simpson in the No. 99 GAINSCO JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LMP2 car to the win in the IMSA WeatherTech Series’ Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

“I don’t really know what to say,” said Simpson, who put the GAINSCO colors back in victory lane for […]

Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2018 – 9:35 | Comments Off on Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]