Mon, 20/03/17 – 8:00 | No Comment

Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

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Texas Repave Hits The Pits
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A complete repaving of pit road has been added to Texas Motor Speedway’s major offseason capital improvements project, which is entering its final phase on-schedule.
Announced on Jan. 6 and begun three days later, repaving of the entire 1.5-mile racing surface of “The Great American Speedway” will complete a four-stage process. “Paving […]

Fri, 02/3/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]

Mon, 01/30/17 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge
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The disaster that was the debut of the Ford GT a year ago in the Rolex 24 did not sit well with anybody connected to development and fielding of the new GT Le Mans cars. All involved were so determined to erase the 2016 result that they flooded the field with four cars this year.
As […]

Mon, 01/30/17 – 14:19 | One Comment
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