Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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The No. 3 Will Be Right Where Earnhardt Wanted
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fourteen years ago Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt sat in a car one rainy day and discussed how they would bring the famous No. 3 back to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit after the seven-time champion retired. The two men decided it would only return on a car driven by a family member.
This [...]

Tue, 01/28/14 – 22:50 | One Comment
Stewart Will Wobble His Way Into Daytona 500
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart said Monday the bone in his injured leg would only be about 65 percent healed when he returned to racing next month at Daytona, but the titanium rod in his leg would provide it with the strength it needed.
“The reality is it could get injured [...]

Mon, 01/27/14 – 18:33 | 2 Comments
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
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

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
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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