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‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 17:54 | Comments Off
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole

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Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford [...]

Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck

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Jimmie Johnson was unhurt but his Grand-American Series car was badly wrecked during an accident Thursday in practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion was driving the No. 99 Daytona Prototype for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Stallings said the incident twisted the chassis, with Jimmie Johnson bruised but OK.
“He [...]

Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 7:52 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company [...]

Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 15:10 | One Comment
Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys

Several years back, well after that point when upward-zipping NASCAR had passed downward-spiraling IndyCars on the American racing-popularity charts, open-wheeler Greg Ray was asked his thoughts on that subject.
Specifically why, Ray was queried, were drivers scuttling life-long dreams of open-wheel stardom to get into bigger, heavier and slower stock cars?
Ray needed zero time to ponder [...]

US F1 Team Signs Driver
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 7:16 | One Comment
US F1 Team Signs Driver

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The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been [...]

US F1 Set To Announce Driver
Sunday, 24 Jan, 2010 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
US F1 Set To Announce Driver

US F1 will formally announce Jose Maria Lopez as its driver in Argentina on Monday, a business manager has confirmed. The 26-year-old former Renault test driver has sponsorship in place from the Argentianian government through the Automobile Club of Argentina as well as commercial backing.
Peter Windsor, the sporting director for US F1, has been in [...]

Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 8:28 | 5 Comments
Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1

Huntersville, N.C. – Will USF1 make it to the grid in Bahrain at the Formula One season opener on March 14?
A walk through the team’s shops as a guest of PR rep Dan Passe just seven weeks before the first session in Bahrain does not necessarily answer that question. The team’s first carbon fiber tub [...]

Video Postcard From Dubai
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Video Postcard From Dubai

This week, NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip is in Dubai to drive a Ferrari in the Dubai 24 sports car race.
“I love racing cars,” said Waltrip prior to his trip. “The Daytona 500 is the ultimate race for a NASCAR driver to win. But how cool is it to go to Dubai on the other side of [...]

Angelelli Roars Loudest Sunday
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Angelelli Roars Loudest Sunday

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Max Angelelli and Martin Ragginger led their respective classes Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in the final day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24; a three-day practice session leading up to the Jan. 30-31 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Angelelli ran a lap of 1:40.888 (127.032 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford [...]

Snow Ties Up Traffic In Daytona
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Snow Ties Up Traffic In Daytona

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Cold temperatures and a mix of light snow, freezing rain, sleet and patches of ice, dampened the morning practice sessions for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series at Daytona International Speedway Saturday.
But driver and teams were able to get onto the [...]