Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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IMSA Explains Reversal Of Last Lap Penalty In GTD
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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 [...]

Sun, 01/26/14 – 18:47 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Finish At Rolex Was Not So Great
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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 [...]

Sun, 01/26/14 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Corvettes Express Selves By Winning Rolex 24
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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 [...]

Sun, 01/26/14 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Penalty Hands Continental Win To Fall-Line
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Fall-Line Motorsports co-drivers Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg claimed their first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory in Friday’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway when the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 originally scored as the winner was excluded from the race due to a technical infraction.
Freiberg became the first woman to win [...]

Sat, 01/25/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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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 [...]

Fri, 01/24/14 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Road Racers Honor Haywood with Phil Hill Award
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Hurley Haywood, winner of more endurance classics than any driver in racing history, has been named recipient of the 2014 Phil Hill Award by the Road Racing Drivers Club.
The award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person RRDC membership feels has rendered outstanding service to road racing. The recipient may be a driver, [...]

Fri, 01/24/14 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Ready Or Not, United SportsCar Is Set To Launch
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 [...]

Fri, 01/24/14 – 11:35 | 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 [...]

Thu, 01/23/14 – 19:20 | Comments Off
The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On
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This week, news broke that NASCAR appears to be on the verge of announcing major, radical changes to its season-ending, championship-deciding Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff system.
A story published in the Charlotte Observer said changes will include an increase in the number of Chase drivers (from 12 to 16) and a driver elimination [...]

Thu, 01/23/14 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
Family Values Puts Wayne Taylor Back In Car
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This coming weekend, Wayne Taylor will get to live out a dream that is over 20 years in the making and no, it’s not the dream of driving in a unified American sports car racing series. It’s the dream of sharing the wheel of a prototype car with his two [...]

Wed, 01/22/14 – 20:44 | One Comment