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Fogarty Wins Grand-Am Pole For Debut COTA Race
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Fogarty  Wins Grand-Am Pole For Debut COTA Race

Jon Fogarty showed why he is the top qualifier in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series history on Friday, waiting until his final lap to capture the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Grand-Am of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and Total.
After hanging back for much of Friday’s 15-minute Daytona Prototype qualifying session, Fogarty unleashed the Dallas-based [...]

Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex
Sunday, 3 Feb, 2013 – 9:41 | Comments Off
Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Since forever, Juan Pablo Montoya has been an enigma wrapped in a smirk.
Absurdly talented, he is also seemingly bored to the point of being disinterested in whatever car or race or series in which he’s competing. His driving style can be as precise as a plasma cutter or as brutish as a [...]

SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013 – 14:54 | Comments Off
SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Dodge Vipers will make a return to the most prestigious endurance road race in the world this year as they have received an invitation to compete at the 24-hour race at Le Mans.
Two Vipers GTS-Rs, backed by Chrysler’s SRT Motorsports wing, will make the trip. They will compete in the [...]

Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett
Monday, 28 Jan, 2013 – 15:08 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Has there ever been an American race car driver with a career as distinctive as that of Scott Pruett? At Daytona on Sunday, he clinched a fifth over-all victory and tied Hurley Haywood for the most outright victories in what is currently known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It’s not the [...]

Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book
Sunday, 27 Jan, 2013 – 15:43 | One Comment
Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book

Last Thursday, driver Scott Pruett quickly and emphatically waived off a couple of questions about tying the legendary Hurley Haywood as the all-time prototype winner at this year’s Rolex 24. If the racing gods meant it to be, he said, then it would be.
On Sunday, it be.
Pruett co-drove his Chip Ganassi Racing BMW-powered Riley to [...]

Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In 1984 Scott Pruett was a rookie in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Now, at age 52, the pole winner for this year’s around-the-clock event still “absolutely loves” competing in the race that kicks off the new motorsports season.
“Ever since I can remember, even as a kid, being part of the Rolex [...]

Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the eve of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, count me among those lamenting the passing of the American Le Mans Series at the end of the season and one who appreciates the future of a single unified endurance racing series in America under the Grand-Am. [...]

Ganassi DPs Appear To Be The 24 Hour Power
Friday, 25 Jan, 2013 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Ganassi DPs Appear To Be The 24 Hour Power

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Racing team owner Chip Ganassi can do sarcasm. He may be one of his biz’s top practitioners of the art, in fact. He let go with a classic after last year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. That baby occurred when, in the wake of his two cars being podium-skunked, [...]

Ganassi DPs Tear Up Rolex 24 Qualifying
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 – 20:25 | Comments Off
Ganassi DPs Tear Up Rolex 24 Qualifying

The Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend began Thursday with qualifying for the 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, which is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge also qualified on Thursday for Friday’s BMW Performance 200 with 64 GS and ST class cars [...]

Bowyer Is Proud Owner Of New Ferrari Ride
Friday, 18 Jan, 2013 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Bowyer Is Proud Owner Of New Ferrari Ride

Some news and notes from sports car racing:
A year ago at about this time, Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer turned up his nose – almost literally – when asked if he had any interest in driving a Ferrari 458 Italia GT car for/with his then-new NASCAR team owner, Michael Waltrip.
“Nah,” the Kansas native said with [...]