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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 […]

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]

Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS
Sunday, 9 Jan, 2011 – 19:02 | One Comment
Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS

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Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron’s operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron’s Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track […]

Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona
Saturday, 8 Jan, 2011 – 21:18 | One Comment
Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona

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A.J. Allmendinger was fastest in Saturday’s second day of “Roar Before the Rolex 24″ testing at Daytona International Speedway, running the day’s fastest lap of 127.318 mph in the No. 6 Curb Records DP he shares with Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson. He also beat Scott Pruett’s fastest speed (126.848 mph) from Friday.
“Since I’m only […]