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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

Fri, 02/2/18 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his new role as sponsor with JDC-Miller MotorSports allowed GAINSCO executive Bob Stallings to experience something completely different during the twice-around-the-clock sports car classic.
SLEEP!
“I left the track between midnight and 12:30 (a.m.) and came back at around 6 […]

Wed, 01/31/18 – 15:45 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ His previously pristine, six-figure Audi race car sat in an IMSA paddock at Daytona International Speedway, where owner/driver Don Istook sized-up the racing definition of “extensive damage.”
“Every corner,” Istook said after examining the battered bodywork on his No. 11 RS Werkes Racing Audi RS3 LMS.
“Well, the left rear (panel) is OK,” […]

Mon, 01/29/18 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Stallings/JDC-Miller Partnership Produces Two Top-10 Overall Finishes
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(Editor’s Note: This is the second report from the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the return of Dallas businessman/racer Bob Stallings and GAINSCO Auto Insurance to Prototype sports car racing.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pair of fist-pumping, top-10 Prototype finishes loomed for JDC-Miller MotorSports as the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona entered its final […]

Sun, 01/28/18 – 15:14 | One Comment
Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Action Express Racing survived a dying engine in its No. 5 car and a driver-time snafu in its No. 31 car to finish 1-2, respectively, overall in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Billed as “North America’s […]

Sun, 01/28/18 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –What’s it like leading the Rolex 24 At Daytona?
“It’s beautiful when there’s nobody in front,” pole-sitter Renger van der Zande said after completing his opening stints in Saturday’s 56th edition of “North America’s Most Prestigious Sports Car Race.”
van der Zande and the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. were […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 21:07 | Comments Off on Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves’ transition from Indy car superstar to admitted sports car novice will continue at full-bore this weekend, when the affable Brazilian and Acura Team Penske compete in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Castroneves missed qualifying on-pole Thursday for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For 50 years Scott Pruett and racing have been synonymous, but when the checkered flag falls on this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona it will put a period on a championship career that has spanned four different forms of motorsports.
Since age 8, Pruett’s primary focus has been […]

Sat, 01/27/18 – 12:53 | Comments Off on Pruett’s ‘Quite A Ride’ Is About To Come To An End
Flat Spot On: Sports Cars Are Racing To The Top
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DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  How far sports car racing at Daytona has come since the first three-hour continental race won by Dan Gurney – now the late, great. He drove a Lotus motivated by the starter motor as it crossed the finish line. Fifty-six years later, what is regarded as one of the best-matched fields, if not […]

Fri, 01/26/18 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Sports Cars Are Racing To The Top
‘Interesting Feelings’ Greet Stallings On Return To The Rolex 24
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reports from the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the return of Dallas businessman/racer Bob Stallings and GAINSCO Auto Insurance to Prototype sports car racing.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long before he drove through the Eisenhower-era tunnel funneling traffic into the infield […]

Fri, 01/26/18 – 16:03 | One Comment