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Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Thursday, 10 Feb, 2011 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring

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Lola-Aston Martin and Corvette dominated this week’s annual Sebring Winter Test.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. The two-day session served as a preview for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented [...]

Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24
Monday, 31 Jan, 2011 – 7:39 | One Comment
Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Earlier this year, driver Juan Pablo Montoya was asked if the tuft of gray he now carries on a head of otherwise dark hair resulted from the intensity of the NASCAR draft, where he makes a living as a driver for the team [...]

Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Sunday, 30 Jan, 2011 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team owner Chip Ganassi’s wonderful 2010 racing season extended into 2011 Sunday when his No. 01 BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype car won the 49th Rolex 24 Grand-Am series race at Daytona Internatonal Speedway.
The car, which won the 2010 Grand-Am championship, was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal.
With [...]

Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph
Saturday, 29 Jan, 2011 – 8:57 | One Comment
Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – It was Ponce de Leon who came to Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He might have checked with Martin Brundle first. The 51-year-old driver has returned to Daytona Beach to compete in the Rolex 24 for the first time in 20 years and found [...]

Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24
Friday, 28 Jan, 2011 – 18:37 | One Comment
Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chances are, you are having an easier week than are the drivers for the GAINSCO Racing Grand-Am series team. In terms of physical comfort, at least.
Because the days leading up to the start of the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, represent hell week for the GAINSCO guys who [...]

Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
Thursday, 27 Jan, 2011 – 19:17 | Comments Off
Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole

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Endurance racing specialist Jorg Bergmeister surprised even himself Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Asked by his team to attempt one more lap during the 15-minute session, Bergmeister laid down aDaytona Prototype track qualifying record time of 1:40.099 (128.033 mph) to capture the pole for Saturday’s 49th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.
North America’s most prestigious sports car [...]

Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
Thursday, 27 Jan, 2011 – 18:22 | Comments Off
Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The word “fun” gets wide use by stock-car and open-wheel drivers who cross over to the world of sportscar-racing at this time of year. Ask them why they are competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and they usually work that word in.
But for some of those cross-pollinators, [...]

Ingram: Rolex Rain Did Not Intimidate Earnhardt Sr.
Monday, 24 Jan, 2011 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Rolex Rain Did Not Intimidate Earnhardt Sr.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
There will be a lot written about Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s last Daytona 500 in the coming weeks and not much about his first Daytona 24-hour. Because it was the last time I had a conversation with Earnhardt Sr., the Rolex 24 is the race [...]

Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope
Saturday, 15 Jan, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Porsche introduced its 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 2010, the  supercar represented a new wave of performance plus efficiency due to its hybrid power from a lithium-ion battery. At a top speed of 199 mph delivered from a car capable of 78 miles per [...]

Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
First there was the “Chiple.” That now leads us to the “Chip Slam.”
This latter pursuit has slipped under the radar among those who often tout motor racing standards, but it seems to me it doesn’t matter all that much if a team wins four of [...]