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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Max Angelelli ran the fastest lap of the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session on Sunday morning with a lap of 126.712 mph in the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP co-driven by Ricky Taylor and Ryan Briscoe.
The new Corvette DPs took the top five places at the test, [...]

Ferrari Looking Good At Daytona
Saturday, 7 Jan, 2012 – 20:48 | Comments Off
Ferrari Looking Good At Daytona

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Ferrari is in GRAND-AM this year and during Saturday’s second day of testing for the upcoming Rolex 24-hour race, the Italia 458s flexed their muscles.
While the new Corvette Daytona Prototype continued to top the speed charts in the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, the Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am – a car built [...]

Corvettes Roar At Key Daytona 24 Test
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Corvettes Roar At Key Daytona 24 Test

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The Corvette Daytona Prototype got off to a fast start Friday, taking the top five positions in the Roar Before the Rolex 24, opening a three-day test at Daytona International Speedway.
Max Angelelli led the day with a lap of 126.382 mph in the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP he shares with Ricky Taylor and Ryan [...]