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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 [...]

Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit
Friday, 27 Jan, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A.J. Foyt, the Grand Marshall of the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, cancelled his appearance at the event due to illness. Foyt had complications from recent knee surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“I am really sorry that I can’t be there this weekend,” said Foyt [...]

Starworks, Brumos Win Rolex Poles
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Starworks, Brumos Win Rolex Poles

Qualifying for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona produced an upset Thursday, with the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford Riley capturing the Daytona Prototype pole for the twice-around-the-clock classic at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Dalziel of Orlando turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 41.119-seconds and 126.741 mph on the 3.56-mile, 12-turn road-course. [...]

TRG Could Crunch GT Competition With Numbers
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012 – 9:29 | Comments Off
TRG Could Crunch GT Competition With Numbers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Headaches stem from a wide variety of causes and take a wide variety forms. Kevin Buckler this week, has what might best be described as a happy headache. Yes, it pinches a little bit from time to time but overall, he loves that headache.
During a telephone conversation Monday, Buckler even [...]

Peugeot Withdrawal Reaction
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2012 – 11:33 | Comments Off
Peugeot Withdrawal Reaction

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Officials at French automaker Peugeot announced Wednesday that their company will not compete at the LMP1 level of road racing this year.
They cited economic conditions for their decisions.
The company has sent a couple of factory-backed cars to American Le Mans Series sponsored by Patron events at American tracks like Sebring and Road Atlanta the past [...]

Pedley: ‘Gentlemen’ Put The Pros On Edge At 24
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2012 – 11:17 | One Comment
Pedley: ‘Gentlemen’ Put The Pros On Edge At 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Forty years of experience or no 40 years of experience at Daytona, Hurley Haywood sounded a bit, well, if not nervous, then concerned about next weekend’s Rolex 24-Hour race. Lot’s of cars, he said. Especially in the GT class.
Haywood, a five-time winner of the event, managed to issue forth some [...]

ALMS To Race At VIR In 2012
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2012 – 9:44 | Comments Off
ALMS To Race At VIR In 2012

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The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón has added Virginia International Raceway to its 2012 schedule.
The VIR race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 as a four-hour enduro.
The first ALMS race at VIR – located in Danville, Va. – also will mark the first competition on the track’s 4.1-mile, 31-turn Grand Course. [...]

Corvette Unveils ALMS Driver Lineup
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 16:28 | Comments Off
Corvette Unveils ALMS Driver Lineup

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Corvette Racing will seek its ninth American Le Mans Series championship and its eighth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 with a revamped lineup of drivers.
The lineup  for the Compuware Corvette C6.R Corvettes delivers a combination of youth and experience. Antonio Garcia joins Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Tommy Milner as the [...]