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‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2017 – 10:00 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After consecutive Pirelli World Challenge campaigns run with a Hyundai and a McLaren, sports car team-owner Bob Stallings has decided there is no substitute.
Dallas-based GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is in full test-mode of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Jon Fogarty will pilot in the series’ GT Championship in 2017. The latest […]

No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017 – 14:19 | One Comment
No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge

The disaster that was the debut of the Ford GT a year ago in the Rolex 24 did not sit well with anybody connected to development and fielding of the new GT Le Mans cars. All involved were so determined to erase the 2016 result that they flooded the field with four cars this year.
As […]

Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2017 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  The absence of sunshine and a stiff breeze did not prevent a heated finish to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. And a glorious one.
The pupil, Ricky Taylor, followed the teachings of a winner before him – in this case Professor Axe, also known as Max “the […]

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 […]

Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex

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Qualifying for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 sports car race was held on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and the new Cadillac’s stole the show.
On the pole for the event, which kicks off the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge series, was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa […]

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, […]

Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2017 – 9:46 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart said Wednesday his efforts to acquire a ride for the Jan. 28-29 Rolex 24 at Daytona and the June 17-18 24 Hours of Le Mans didn’t materialize, but he could alter his schedule if one developed.
“I had some interesting conversations about running Le Mans and […]

Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
Friday, 25 Nov, 2016 – 10:38 | Comments Off on Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb

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A lot of wonderful perks go along with winning the overall championship at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship title. Apparently keeping your job is not one of those perks.
Porsche announced this week that Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb would not be back as drivers of the team’s LMP1 919 Hybrid next season.
Pro forma, […]