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Sports Car Notes: Marino Franchitti In Delta Wing
Thursday, 2 Feb, 2012 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Sports Car Notes: Marino Franchitti In Delta Wing

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Sports Car Racing Notes:
Scottish sportscar ace Marino Franchitti has been selected as the first driver for the unique DeltaWing program that will debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Franchitti’s name was revealed today at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference that announced the entries for this year’s twice round-the-clock endurance classic.
Launched [...]

Pedley: Rolex A Great Watch As Season Begins
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 10:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Rolex A Great Watch As Season Begins

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The first big race of 2012 is history and, truly historical the Rolex 24-hour race was. Not to mention exciting and entertaining.
Some random thoughts about the 24, its cars, its drivers, its teams and its big moments.
– The race was devoid of mega NASCAR driving stars like Jimmie Johnson, Tony [...]

Lally’s Late Pass Seals GT Win At 24
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 21:16 | One Comment
Lally’s Late Pass Seals GT Win At 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The results in the 45-car GT race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona mirrored the outcome among the Daytona Prototypes. A fender-banging pass in the late going sealed a victory fought over during the entire race among several front-running teams.
Driving for Magnus Racing, Andy Lally pushed [...]

Allmendinger Steps Up, Closes Door at Rolex
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 19:53 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Steps Up, Closes Door at Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On a weekend when Grand Marshall A.J. Foyt had to call in sick, another A.J. legend was born in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Driving the final stint for 2 hours and 48 minutes, A.J. Allmendinger battled with Scottish sports car racing great Allan McNish and then held [...]

Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark

As daylight began returning to Central Florida on Saturday, it showed that Ford’s and Riley’s  impressive showings in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International werecontinuing.
In the lead in the Daytona Prototype class at the 16-hour mark was the No. 60 Ford Riley of Michael Shank Racing. Behind the wheel was Justin Wilson.
Second was the [...]

Starworks Leads After Four Hours At 24
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 19:39 | Comments Off
Starworks Leads After Four Hours At 24

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After four hours of racing in the Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 8 Ford Riley of Starworks Motorsports, with Alan McNish at the wheel, had the lead in the Daytona Prototype category.
In second place in DP was the No. 60 Ford Riley of Michael Shank Racing which was being [...]

Pedley: Rolex Not As Exotic, But Still World Class
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Pedley: Rolex Not As Exotic, But Still World Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week, two of the best sports car racers this country has produced made an interesting assertion. Whether or not that assertion is true or not is highly debatable but it’s dang interesting to think about on the day of America’s most important sports car race.
During a teleconference with the [...]

Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to its status as the first major circuit race on the calendar each year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been a calling card to the rest of the world for American road racing for 50 years. What a ride it’s been since Dan Gurney waited on the banking and [...]

Roush Jr. Wins At Daytona
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Roush Jr. Wins At Daytona

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Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson put a definitive end to two years of non-finishing disappointment at Daytona International Speedway Friday afternoon, when they won the BMW Performance 200 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
The series’ season-opener on the 3.56-mile, 12-turn DIS layout was a prelude to Saturday’s historic 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona [...]

Kauffman Proudly Blood-Redded
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 4:43 | Comments Off
Kauffman Proudly Blood-Redded

Rob Kauffman’s romance with Ferrari began the same way a lot of romances with the carmaker’s products began: as a youngster tacking up a poster of one of the iconic Italian beauties on his bedroom wall. Amore.
This weekend, Kauffman will take his relationship with Ferrari to a new, historic height as he will help usher [...]