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Sebring Notes: Delta Wing Car To Use Nissan Engines
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Sebring Notes: Delta Wing Car To Use Nissan Engines

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The DeltaWing racing car that will debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will be powered by Nissan it was announced Tuesday in London.
A race-prepared 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol injection and a turbocharger, will power the Nissan DeltaWing, which is half the weight and has half the aerodynamic drag of a [...]

Waltrip Takes First Laps At Sebring
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 19:41 | Comments Off
Waltrip Takes First Laps At Sebring

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NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip’s foray into sports car racing continues this week when he tested at Sebring for next month’s annual 12-hour race.
Waltrip, who drove his first laps at Sebring on Thursday morning. The two-time Daytona 500 winner is eyeing his first start at the track following the second day of the annual Sebring Winter [...]

Dyson Accepts Invite To Race At Le Mans
Tuesday, 7 Feb, 2012 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Dyson Accepts Invite To Race At Le Mans

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Dyson Racing has accepted two automatic entry invitations for this year’s 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16th and 17th.
The team will enter two new Lola B12/60 coupes in the race, powered by upgraded versions of the same AER-built Mazda engines that took the team to the American Le Mans [...]

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 [...]