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Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power

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When dawn broke at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it was a battle between Chevrolet and Ford power that was the big story in the Rolex 24.
At the 18-hour mark of the race, which came just after 8 a.m., the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes of Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing were running first and […]

Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24
Friday, 23 Jan, 2015 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24
Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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At least SpeedSource Racing and its factory-backed Mazda turbo diesel prototypes didn’t let anybody down in last year’s Rolex 24. Not really. Not even when its two cars failed to finish. The Lola-based P2 cars, with their SKYACTIV technology, were new, they were complicated, they were not battle tested and […]

Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24
Michael Shank Racing’s Honda Ligier On Pole At Rolex 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Oswaldo Negri on Thursday put Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 car on the pole for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Negri, who will co-drive with John Pew, Matt McMurry and A.J. Allmendinger in the race on Saturday/Sunday, won the pole with a lap 1:39.19.
Chip Ganassi Racing Daytona […]

Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
Tuesday, 20 Jan, 2015 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he talked about strategy for this weekend’s Rolex 24, long-time race-team owner Derrick Walker rolled out a version of the old hare vs. tortoise parable. Depending on circumstances in a twice-around-the-clock sports car race, he said, teams can opt for all-out sprinting, or slow-and-steady.
Asked how his Team Falken Tires […]

IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2015 – 9:49 | One Comment
IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes

For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told […]

Barrichello Sets The Pace On Wet Finale Of Roar
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Barrichello Sets The Pace On Wet Finale Of Roar
Barrichello Sets The Pace On Wet Finale Of Roar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Peter Baron’s knack for attracting big-name drivers to his Starworks Motorsports teams appears to paying off again as the 2015 edition of the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway approaches.
His latest talent catch, long-time Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello, agreed to drive a Starworks Dinan Riley in the […]

Q and A: Ganassi Drivers Feeling Good About The 24
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 10:01 | Comments Off on Q and A: Ganassi Drivers Feeling Good About The 24
Q and A: Ganassi Drivers Feeling Good About The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Ford EcoBoost-powered Rileys of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have been posting competitive times during the Roar Before the 24 Tudor United SportsCar Championship test session at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
Two of the the team’s cars have been on the track and are scheduled to run in […]

Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 9:36 | Comments Off on Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24
Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The lights went on at the Roar Before the 24 sports car test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, but the fastest lap of the day was recorded when the Corvette Daytona Prototype of Wayne Taylor Racing drove lights out on Saturday morning.
The Roar – a three-day open […]

New Honda Gets First Test
Saturday, 10 Jan, 2015 – 9:32 | Comments Off on New Honda Gets First Test
New Honda Gets First Test

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Friday marked the kickoff to the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season as the Roar Before the Rolex 24 preseason test began at Daytona International Speedway.
The Roar served as the public debut of the all-new Honda Performance Development ARX-04b. Tequila Patrón ESM’s six drivers – Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek, Ryan Dalziel, Jon […]

Tudor Sports Cars Roar To Life In Daytona
Friday, 9 Jan, 2015 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Tudor Sports Cars Roar To Life In Daytona
Tudor Sports Cars Roar To Life In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Big-time racing got off to a roaring start as testing for the 2015 Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway began on Friday, and it was one of motosports’ biggest teams that had the biggest day.
Chip Ganassi Racing had the fastest and second-fastest cars during the first of […]