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Peugeot Withdrawal Reaction
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2012 – 11:33 | Comments Off on Peugeot Withdrawal Reaction
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 on ALMS To Race At VIR In 2012
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 on Corvette Unveils ALMS Driver Lineup
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 on Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24
Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 on Ferrari Looking Good At Daytona
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 on Corvettes Roar At Key Daytona 24 Test
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 […]

McNish To Drive In Rolex 24
Tuesday, 3 Jan, 2012 – 9:34 | Comments Off on McNish To Drive In Rolex 24
McNish To Drive In Rolex 24

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Scotland’s Allan McNish will return to Daytona International Speedway later this month to run in the Rolex 24-hour event.
He will be co-driving a Riley-Ford for Starworks Motorsports.
A two-time winner of the Le Mans 24-hour race, McNish will be attempting to win at Daytona for the first time in his storied racing career.
Dumfries-born McNish, who celebrated […]

Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team
Monday, 2 Jan, 2012 – 13:12 | One Comment
Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It wasn’t so much that Tony Stewart won the 2011 Sprint Cup championship which made his season so remarkable. It was how he did it – with a walk-off victory over second-place Carl Edwards in the final race of the year.
Dramatic much?
For both what and how he won his third […]

Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season
Sunday, 1 Jan, 2012 – 10:28 | One Comment
Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Completely sober when the ball in New York City’s Times Square dropped – and failed to land anywhere close to Lady Gaga – I admit to immediately clicking over to ESPN to watch extreme sports dudes Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee ring-in 2012 via record-setting ramp-to-ramp jumps on a motorcycle […]