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Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2016 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a landmark year for endurance racing in Daytona, starting with the new look of what’s touted as the world’s first motorsports stadium, including nearly 20-foot high letters that spell out the Daytona International Speedway at the main entrance.
Beyond the almost Byzantine new grandstand digs […]

Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2016 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24

Add Honda and Ligier to the list of engines and cars that have claimed overall victories in the historic Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway.
And add the name of Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani to the list of overall winning drivers to the list, as well.
Derani drove several key stints in the 2016 […]

Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24

Looking for an adjective to describe the 2016 Rolex 24? “New” would do nicely. From regulations to drivers to the venue to the cars to the name of the series itself, new is what’s new at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
The 54th running of the Rolex will begin Saturday afternoon and will feature a full field […]

Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi may not have done it all in motor racing yet, but he’s accomplished more than most.
At this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ganassi embarks on yet another major challenge for his team with an entry of two Ford GT cars. It will mark […]

Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2016 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona

Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring
Monday, 18 Jan, 2016 – 8:07 | One Comment
McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring

One month after a successful shakedown session, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is scheduled to continue development of its shiny red McLaren 650S GT3 on Monday, the first of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
Team-owner Stallings joined championship driver Jon Fogarty in lapping the McLaren during a systems check at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, […]

Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2016 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar

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Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani made a good first impression on the final day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Derani drove the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier to a lap of 1:39.249 (129.130 mph) in the Roar, which is an open test held before the 24, the opening […]

Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Friday, 4 Dec, 2015 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Bob Stallings says the decision to abandon his Hyundai Genesis Coupe project and move up the Pirelli World Challenge ladder as a McLaren customer in 2016 was all about activating and elevating the brand.
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced on Nov. 20 the Dallas-based team will campaign […]

Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2015 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Porsche works drivers closed-out the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Saturday by claiming drivers’ championships in the Le Mans Prototype 1 and GTE-Pro classes during the Six Hours of Bahrain.
A fifth-place finish by Timo Bernhard of Germany, Brendon Hartley of New Zealand and Mark Webber of Australia in the No. […]