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Gurney Remembered as Multi-Talented American Racing Legend
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 06:04 AM
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Gurney Remembered as Multi-Talented American Racing Legend


Dan Gurney, one of America's true auto racing heroes, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14 in Southern California following complications with pneumonia. He was 86.

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Twenty-Four Premiere At One Daytona Set For January 24
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:06 AM
Sports Cars
Twenty-Four Premiere At One Daytona Set For January 24


Serving as a prelude to the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway, IMSA is pleased to support the Twenty-Four Premiere at ONE DAYTONA on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The race kickoff event will allow fans an opportunity to see the cars and meet the stars in advance of one of the most anticipated races in the Rolex 24’s storied history.


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2018 Team-By-Team: GTLM
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 05:52 PM
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2018 Team-By-Team: GTL


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the Rolex 24 At Daytona approaches and with last weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 now in the books, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class field has taken shape. Here’s a quick, team-by-team look at what’s in store for each entry in the world’s most competitive, factory-supported GT class:



No. 3 Corvette Racing

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller

Magnussen and Garcia return to defend their 2017 GTLM title as part of the two-car program celebrating its 20th season in 2018. They will go in search of their second Rolex 24 At Daytona victory as teammates – they won the 2015 race with Ryan Briscoe as their teammate – and will do so alongside Mike Rockenfeller, their endurance racing co-driver since 2016.


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Alonso Soaks in Unique Atmosphere in Preparation for First Rolex 24 At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 05:51 PM
Formula 1 News
Alonso Soaks in Unique Atmosphere in Preparation for First Rolex 24 At Daytona


By Holly Cain IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Fernando Alonso took his seat in the Daytona International Speedway media center last Friday, smiled and looked up at the gathering crowd - competitors, news people, officials filled the room.

The two-time Formula One world champion was at the World Center of Racing over the weekend preparing for his inaugural start in the Rolex 24 At Daytona - the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener and a racer’s resume must-do.

Despite only a few laps in the United Autosports No. 23 Ligier LMP2 before initially speaking with the crowd of reporters, the 36-year old Spaniard seemed enthusiastic, optimistic and genuinely happy to be there.


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Off To A Roaring Start; IMSA Season Kicks Off With Successful Weekend At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:09 AM
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Off To A Roaring Start; IMSA Season Kicks Off With Successful Weekend At Daytona


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - While the Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona long has served as the unofficial "kick-off" to the racing season, the 2018 rendition held this past weekend had a different feel than it had in previous years.

"There’s still a lot of people here," said Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver Joey Hand on Sunday afternoon. Hand is a two-time Rolex 24 class winner preparing to make his 13th start in the race.

"I don’t have the statistics, but yesterday, I saw probably more people than I’ve ever seen at the Roar, by a good chunk," he said. "It looked like race day coming down the garages when we were going out to practice. I think that’s a great thing. It’s so fun to see how healthy the series is right now. I’m glad to be on this wave with everybody else, riding it.


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Nasr Leads Cadillac DPi Sweep in Roar Before The Rolex 24 Qualifying
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:07 AM
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Nasr Leads Cadillac DPi Sweep in Roar Before The Rolex 24 Qualifying


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The strong pace shown by Cadillac, which led every session throughout the first two days of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona test, carried into Sunday’s inaugural Roar qualifying session. The new-for-2018 qualifying sessions establish the garage and pit locations each team will use during the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend on Jan. 25-28.

Leading the way in a back-and-forth 15-minute session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class was Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R with a best time of 1 minute, 35.806 seconds (133.764 mph). Nasr was first in a top-four sweep for Cadillac, which is looking for its second consecutive Rolex 24 win after taking its debut race last year.

"All I have to say, is we as a team, Action Express and Cadillac, we brought the car out there to run the most amount of laps," Nasr said. "We were really getting into it and preparing for the race, because we know this weekend is more a part of what is going to come at the end of the month. We all felt pretty confident. We felt the car was behaving well.


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Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:29 AM
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Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday Notebook


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Throughout the first two days of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway, the four Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars have resided at or near the top of the time charts.

In fact, through Saturday night’s fifth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session, a Cadillac has led every session, topped by a best overall lap of 1 minute, 36.973 seconds (132.154 mph) by Felipe Nasr in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi in the fourth session on Saturday afternoon. Defending series and race champion Jordan Taylor was able to pinpoint why Cadillac has been so strong prior to the Saturday night session.

"Obviously, we’re coming back for a second year with our car," said the driver of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi. "As a team, we’ve been racing here for 10-15 years, so we have a lot of experience here at Daytona and with this package, so we expected to come on strong. As the testing has gone on - we started at the front, and everyone is kind of working their way up towards where we are.


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Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Friday Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:27 AM
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Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Friday Notebook


Alonso Turns First Daytona Laps As Roar Before The Rolex 24 Gets Under Way

Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso turned his first laps at Daytona International Speedway on Friday during the opening day of the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test.

And while the Spaniard has driven on a variety of road racing circuits throughout his storied career, it’s safe to say he hadn’t previously experienced anything like the unique, 3.56-mile Daytona course.

"I did, unfortunately, only three laps this morning, but enough to have a feeling in the car and on the Speedway as well," said Alonso regarding his maiden DIS laps aboard the No. 23 United Autosports Ligier LM P2 car. "The coolness and the high banking were special. You feel the compression in the body and you feel the visibility change, because when you are in, let’s say, the normal part of the circuit, you have a view in the car that is a little bit longer ahead.


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Scott Pruett to call it a career after 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:25 AM
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Scott Pruett to call it a career after 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona


By Holly Cain, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida --- Scott Pruett walked into the Daytona International Speedway media center and smiled widely as he looked at the Lexus banner hanging behind the podium displaying three cars he had driven in the Rolex 24 and honoring him for a “storied career in racing” that spanned five decades.


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IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 06:07 AM
Sports Cars
IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona


Racing is back and it's the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda that kicks off the 2018 North American motorsports calendar with its season-opening event this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

A total of 25 prototypes are set to embark in the historic event that features several firsts for the series. Not only is the race a part of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend for the first time, it is the inaugural event for the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda at Daytona and the first with its new 1-hour, 45 minutes endurance race format. The race can be seen live on IMSA.com at 1:25 p.m. ET.


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Sports Car News Archive
· Gurney Remembered as Multi-Talented American Racing Legend (Jan 16, 2018)
· Twenty-Four Premiere At One Daytona Set For January 24 (Jan 15, 2018)
· 2018 Team-By-Team: GTLM (Jan 11, 2018)
· Alonso Soaks in Unique Atmosphere in Preparation for First Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 11, 2018)
· Off To A Roaring Start; IMSA Season Kicks Off With Successful Weekend At Daytona (Jan 11, 2018)
· Nasr Leads Cadillac DPi Sweep in Roar Before The Rolex 24 Qualifying (Jan 08, 2018)
· Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday Notebook (Jan 07, 2018)
· Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona Friday Notebook (Jan 07, 2018)
· Scott Pruett to call it a career after 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 07, 2018)
· IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona (Jan 05, 2018)
· Subaru Announces Pirelli World Challenge Contingency Program for BRZ tS (Dec 14, 2017)
· Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona To Feature Qualifying For Pits, Garage (Nov 21, 2017)
· Making of a Champion: Ricky Taylor (Nov 09, 2017)
· Brandon Fry Joins RLL as Technical/Racing Operations Director (Nov 07, 2017)
· Castroneves, Montoya Adapting to Full-Time WeatherTech Championship Status (Nov 03, 2017)
· F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso Confirmed for 2018 Rolex 24 with United Autosports (Oct 26, 2017)
· Foss Continues to Write Name in IMSA Record Books (Oct 26, 2017)
· IMSA Launches Roku Channel, Features On Demand Race Broadcast (Oct 25, 2017)
· 10 Big Questions for 2018: Prototype Edition (Oct 23, 2017)
· Audi Dominates Inaugural SRO California 8 Hours At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Oct 16, 2017)
· Audi Continues To Lead With Two Hours To Go In California 8 Hours At MRLS (Oct 16, 2017)
· Audi 1-2-3 After Four Hours (Oct 16, 2017)
· Audi Sport Team Land R8 Dominates Opening Hours (Oct 16, 2017)
· Ricky Taylor Joins Acura Team Penske; Pagenaud, Rahal Named Endurance Drivers (Oct 12, 2017)
· Team Penske Teleconference Transcript - Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud, Cindric, St. (Oct 12, 2017)
· Longest Professional Race in MRLS History Set for this Sunday (Oct 12, 2017)
· Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud Complete Acura Team Penske IMSA (Oct 12, 2017)
· Motul Petit Le Mans Rearview Mirror: Five Things (Oct 09, 2017)
· Patron Endurance Cup Champions Crowned After Four Races, 52 Hours Of Competition (Oct 09, 2017)
· Tequila Patron ESM Scores Another Crown Jewel with Motul Petit Le Mans Victory by No. 22 Nissan DPi Team (Oct 08, 2017)
· No. 5 Cadillac Team Clinches Fourth Straight Patron Endurance Cup (Oct 07, 2017)
· Risi Competizione Looks To End Season On High Note After Motul Petit Le Mans Pole (Oct 06, 2017)
· Grand Sport Sees Tremendous Growth One Year After Adopting GT4 Specs (Oct 05, 2017)
· Introducing Walkinshaw Andretti United, A New Force in Supercars (Oct 05, 2017)
· Team Penske Media Teleconference Transcript - Helio Castroneves & Rogers Penske (Oct 05, 2017)
· Helio Castroneves Joins Team Penske IMSA Lineup (Oct 04, 2017)
· All-Out Battle Set for WeatherTech Championship Season-Ending Motul Petit Le Mans (Oct 03, 2017)
· Team Penske to Enter Prestigious Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (Sep 29, 2017)
· Motul Petit Le Mans Field Expands to Include Team Penske Prototype for Montoya, Castroneves, Pagenaud (Sep 28, 2017)
· IMSA-Sanctioned Testing Planned For Daytona International Speedway In December (Sep 28, 2017)
· AMERICAs TIRE 250 Rearview Mirror: Five Takeaways (Sep 25, 2017)
· Edwards, Tomczyk Take 'Spin and Win' Victory for BMW at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 25, 2017)
· Two Weeks After Having Race Shop Damaged by Hurricane Irma, VISIT FLORIDA Racing Scores Emotional Win At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 25, 2017)
· Carter, Phillips Steal Continental Tire Challenge GS Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 24, 2017)
· Vilander Gives Risi Ferrari Team First WeatherTech Championship Pole Since 2014 in AMERICAs TIRE 250 Qualifying (Sep 23, 2017)
· Taylor Brothers Look to Extend Points Lead with TOTAL Pole Award at Mazda Raceway (Sep 23, 2017)
· MRLS Friday Notebook: Davis Crushes Previous Record for GS Pole, Kleinubing Captures Historical Pole for Audi in ST (Sep 23, 2017)
· IMSA Names Michelin Official Tire Beginning In 2019 (Sep 20, 2017)
· Scuderia Corsa Returning to Site of Professional Debut in Search of Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 20, 2017)
· Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson Clinches Two IMSA Series Championships (Sep 20, 2017)
· Hand Expects Dogfight in Hometown Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 19, 2017)
· Van Overbeek Rides Momentum and Bicycle to Monterey On Heels of Victory, New 2018 Deal (Sep 19, 2017)
· Michael Cooper Scores PWC GT Sweep with Sunday Win at Sonoma Raceway (Sep 18, 2017)
· GMG Racing Expands Its Effort for 8-Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge (Sep 15, 2017)
· IMSA Community Feels Effects of Hurricane Irma (Sep 14, 2017)
· IMSA News Roundup: Gidley to Make IMSA Comeback in Continental Tire Challenge Race at Mazda Raceway (Sep 07, 2017)
· N. Wittmer, Murillo & Pipal Record Touring Car Round 10 Wins Sunday in wild Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at COTA (Sep 04, 2017)
· Dalziel, Morad & Mercedes-AMG Return to SprintX Victory Lane Sunday (Sep 04, 2017)
· Trent Hindmans Wild Weekend At VIR: Counting Down The Numbers (Sep 01, 2017)
· IMSA Notebook: Aug. 31, 2017 (Aug 31, 2017)
· 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda To Feature Endurance Racing Format; Six-Event Season To Open At Roar Before Rolex 24 At Daytona (Aug 25, 2017)
· Team TGM Confronting Adversity During Challenging 2017 Season (Aug 23, 2017)
· Sellers, Snow and Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Head to VIR with Singular Goal: To Win (Aug 23, 2017)
· Magnussen, Garcia Looking for Repeat Victory in Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway (Aug 21, 2017)
· Acura Unveils New Daytona Prototype international Race Car for 2018 WeatherTech Championship (Aug 19, 2017)
· Miller, Bechtolsheimer Pacing Themselves Towards Championship Run (Aug 18, 2017)
· After Long Comeback, Memo Gidley To Return To The Racetrack (Aug 17, 2017)
· Star Power: Team Penske, Tequila Patron ESM Announce High-Profile Driver Signings - Montoya (Aug 15, 2017)
· Lally Proud To Represent IMSA With Top-5 NASCAR Finish At Mid-Ohio (Aug 15, 2017)
· IMSA Notebook: Risi Competizione Returning to WeatherTech Championship Competition (Aug 10, 2017)
· Ford GTs Dominate Road America (Aug 08, 2017)
· Ford GT Returns to Victory Lane at Road America, Tightens GTLM Standings (Aug 07, 2017)
· Nissan Scores Breakthrough DPi Win with Derani, van Overbeek and Patron ESM at Road America (Aug 07, 2017)
· Weather-Shortened Continental Tire Challenge Race Hands Win to KohR Motorsport (Aug 06, 2017)
· Mueller Leads Ford GT Sweep Of Front Row At Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· Ricky Taylor Scores Fourth TOTAL Pole Award of Season at Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Features Three Classes, 10 Races In 2018 (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA Road America Friday Notebook: Simpson Throws Down Late Flyer to Lead Prototype Practice at Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA, VP Racing Fuels Commit To Long-Term Extension Of Partnership (Aug 04, 2017)
· RS1 Throws Hat in Continental Tire Challenge GS Title Ring with Machavern, Murcott (Aug 04, 2017)
· MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing Return Home to Road America (Aug 04, 2017)
· All Eyes on GTLM Title Race as WeatherTech Championship Heads to Road America (Aug 01, 2017)
· VISIT FLORIDA Racing Eager for Ligier Debut at Road America (Jul 31, 2017)
· An Impressive Double For Alvaro Parente At Mid-Ohio This Weekend (Jul 31, 2017)
· IMSA Will Return To Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course On May 4-6, 2018 (Jul 28, 2017)
· Lime Rock Post-Race Notebook: No. 3 Corvette Racing Team Gets Breathing Room in GTLM Championship Race (Jul 25, 2017)
· New Porsche Goes 1-2 in Caution-Free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock (Jul 23, 2017)
· Stevenson Camaro, Freedom Autosport Mazda Keep Winning Streaks Alive at Lime Rock Park (Jul 22, 2017)
· Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock (Jul 22, 2017)
· Hindman's Porsche, McCumbee's Mazda on Continental Tire Challenge Class Poles at Lime Rock (Jul 22, 2017)
· Lexus Looking To Roll Momentum Into First Podium, Victory At Lime Rock (Jul 18, 2017)
· Mazda Team Joest Set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Debut (Jul 18, 2017)
· A Couple Of Fourth Place Master Class Finishes For Martin Harvey (Jul 18, 2017)
· Porsche Poised for WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Breakthrough at Lime Rock (Jul 17, 2017)
· For Jeff Mosing, Winning Is the Best Medicine (Jul 14, 2017)
· Martin Harvey To Compete In The Porsche Cup At The Toronto Indy This Weekend (Jul 14, 2017)
· BMW Readies for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Return with M4 GT4 (Jul 13, 2017)
· Acura, Team Penske Announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Program (Jul 11, 2017)
· Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort (Jul 11, 2017)
· BMW Goes Back-to-Back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Win (Jul 09, 2017)


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