Sat, 17/11/18 – 17:48 | No Comment

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With hybrid passenger cars becoming more popular, executives with the three automotive manufacturers involved in NASCAR said Saturday they envisioned a hybrid-style engine eventually being used in the sport.
However, they admitted they didn’t know when that day would arrive since racing, like the automobile business, was a long-lead business.
“You’ve got […]

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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
New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Who?
Renger Van Der Zande, the “only new piece” on Konica Minolta Cadillac’s reigning IMSA Prototype Champions, cranked-out a last-lap flyer Thursday afternoon to claim Prototype pole-position for the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in a sensational debut as Ricky Taylor’s replacement.
Van Der Zande joined […]

Thu, 01/25/18 – 21:10 | Comments Off on New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ryan Blaney only has one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on his racing resume and he has yet to claim a championship, but the soft-spoken 24-year-old driver is already walking in Richard Petty’s footsteps when it comes to dealing with the fans.
Last year at Texas Motor Speedway he sat […]

Wed, 01/24/18 – 19:46 | One Comment
Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski believes his job entails more than winning races and representing his sponsors, it’s also important for him to promote the sport so it’s there for future generations.
“I am eating the fruits off a tree produced by generations before me; by Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip […]

Wed, 01/24/18 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If momentum means anything in auto racing, the Tequila Patron ESM team should be something to watch in this coming weekend’s Rolex 24 IMSA WeatherTech series race at Daytona International Speedway.
ESM Nissan Onroak DPi cars won two of the final three races in 2017 – at Road America in Elkhart Lake, […]

Wed, 01/24/18 – 13:12 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll