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Rahal Loves His Bumpy Relationship With Sebring
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Rahal Loves His Bumpy Relationship With Sebring

The racing surface at Sebring is really old concrete that is so hard and bumpy that it wins most of its battles against steel and carbon fiber racecar parts. It sits on land that is flat as a butch block, and the sandy Central Florida grit surrounding the circuit clogs parts and intensifies the corners.
Sebring [...]

IMSA Explains Reversal Of Last Lap Penalty In GTD
Sunday, 26 Jan, 2014 – 18:47 | 2 Comments
IMSA Explains Reversal Of Last Lap Penalty In GTD

RacinToday.com
IMSA vice president of competition and technical regulations Scot Elkins held a press conference late Sunday afternoon to explain the decision to reverse a penalty that was issued to the No. 555 GT Daytona team on the last lap of the Dayton 24.
The reversal of the penalty for “avoidable contact” gave the No. 555 Level [...]

Flat Spot On: Finish At Rolex Was Not So Great
Sunday, 26 Jan, 2014 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Finish At Rolex Was Not So Great

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Top 24 “Tweets” from the Rolex 24:
1.) Outstanding job by the Action Express team to win versus Wayne Taylor Racing. (And, versus the IMSA officials.)
2.) The late race full course caution for Leh Keen’s temporary meeting with a tire wall was a disgrace, given that Keen immediately returned his Porsche [...]

Corvettes Express Selves By Winning Rolex 24
Sunday, 26 Jan, 2014 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Corvettes Express Selves By Winning Rolex 24

Corvettes proved to be the class of the Prototype field in the 2014 Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, and the cars of Action Express proved to be the class of the Corvette-fielding teams.
The Action Express No. 5 car, with Sebastien Bourdais driving, took the lead from the Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 [...]

Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex
Friday, 24 Jan, 2014 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was the warmest of times and the coldest of times on the day before the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The skies? They were murky and clear.
The warmth emanated from satisfaction that the long-held dream of a single united endurance racing series in North America [...]

Ready Or Not, United SportsCar Is Set To Launch
Friday, 24 Jan, 2014 – 11:35 | Comments Off
Ready Or Not, United SportsCar Is Set To Launch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When the Rolex Grand-Am Series teams packed up and left Kansas Speedway after last August’s race, it appeared that hopes for a smooth transition to a unified American sports car racing  series in 2014 were in danger of leaving with them.
Time and pockets of squabbling had become the enemies of [...]

Gurney Puts Corvette Prototype On Rolex Pole
Thursday, 23 Jan, 2014 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Gurney Puts Corvette Prototype On Rolex Pole

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Alex Gurney put the No. 99 Bob Stallings/GAINSCO Corvette DP on the overall pole for 2014 Rolex 24 with a fast lap of 1 minute, 38.270 seconds (130.416 mph) at Daytona International Speedway.
Gurney, son of the legendary Dan Gurney – winner of the first endurance race at DIS – collected the historic first pole of [...]