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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Will Power enters Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 knowing the Honda entries have more power than the Chevrolets, but this year’s Indy Grand Prix winner isn’t worried.
“Every time we have a session, every day a Honda engine blew, so they don’t have the reliability,” said Power, who starts ninth. “They’re obviously always pushing their […]

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Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  The absence of sunshine and a stiff breeze did not prevent a heated finish to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. And a glorious one.
The pupil, Ricky Taylor, followed the teachings of a winner before him – in this case Professor Axe, also known as Max “the […]

Sun, 01/29/17 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
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Rickey Taylor bumped his way past Filipe Albuquerque with seven minutes remaining, survived an IMSA review of the bumping incident and went on to bag an emotional victory in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi, gave the team owned by his father […]

Sun, 01/29/17 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: Jonathan Ingram has been covering the Rolex 24 at Daytona since 1982. His current book is The Art of Race Car Design — Bob Riley’s biography, memoir and muse on the challenges of being a race car constructor and designer . The book is available at www.jingrambooks.com.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It could come […]

Fri, 01/27/17 – 21:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
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Qualifying for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 sports car race was held on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and the new Cadillac’s stole the show.
On the pole for the event, which kicks off the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge series, was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa […]

Fri, 01/27/17 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Co-drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran of Action Express Racing have tasted and savored the main course in North American sports car racing as they won last year’s prototype division in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
This week, they’re up for a little dessert.
Driving the No. 31 Cadillac, the two are […]

Fri, 01/27/17 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are great drivers, a great story and great interviews. But, as they found out in recent weeks, they have been relegated to support players to ad hoc teammate Jeff Gordon for this weekend’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.
In a Tweet circulated last month, […]

Thu, 01/26/17 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski said Wednesday he still believed NASCAR’s concussion protocol was lacking, but he had read an article that he felt bode well for the future.
 “I think it was Northwestern University that has made some huge studies and potential breakthroughs with respect to coming up with a […]

Wed, 01/25/17 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Statistics show Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering his 19th season in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but for the third-generation driver it’s as if he’s beginning his career anew.
After missing 18 races last year due to concussion issues, Earnhardt returns a different person. He’s calm, comfortable with himself and […]

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Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch said Tuesday they enjoyed the international competition in the Race of Champions, but the European drivers’ ability to party at night and then race the next day left them scratching their heads.
 “It’s a chaotic, frat house feel,” Kurt Busch said about the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead