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Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP
Jan31

Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP

The No.02 Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing has been plagued with brake problems throughout the Rolex 24 and now NASCAR ace Kyle Larson is the latest to suffer the consquences. Last year’s winning combo of Larson, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Jamie McMurray will not return to victory lane in 2016. The No.02 car has been taken back to the paddock on a flat bed truck and the team is working on repairing the damage. The...

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BMW’s Daytona battles
Jan31

BMW’s Daytona battles

While the BMW No.25 remains in podium contention in third place, the Bobby Rahal-run team had a drama overnight with the No.100 entry. At 3 a.m., on lap 360, the No. 100 M6, with Lucas Luhr behind the wheel, suffered a heavy crash in turn one, impacting the front and rear of the car. Luhr was unhurt, but the damage from the suspected mechanical failure forced the team to retire the car from the race. “Something failed, but I don’t...

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Corvette to the front
Jan31

Corvette to the front

As the Rolex 24 at Daytona enters its final phase, Corvette Racing has begun to stake its claim as a key contender to repeat its victory from 2015. With six hours to go Antonio Garica moved past the No.912 Porsche of Fred Makowiecki with a slipstreaming move entering the bus stop. He was joined soon after at the front by teammate Tommy Milner as the Porsche pack began to fight back. The Corvette Racing crew began to work together to...

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Corvette aces remain in the battle
Jan31

Corvette aces remain in the battle

The battle between the GTLM brands has been incredibly fierce but defending race winners Corvette Racing remain in contention as the the race enters its second half. Jan Magnussen ran strongly in second just before the half way mark but a slow pit stop and driver change put Antonio Garcia on the back foot – pushed back to eighth. The Spaniard later had to fight back again after he was spun after contact by Ferrari driver Olivier...

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Daytona a heart breaker
Jan31

Daytona a heart breaker

We’ve already lost the early race leader the DeltaWing and now Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-HPD powered Ligier has dropped out the Rolex 24 at Daytona while leading. Ozz Negri was at the wheel after nine hours and 30 minutes when the experienced veteran quickly pulled the Ligier off track. Honda later confirmed an engine failure for the car which had shown dramatic pace throughout the race to date – particularly with...

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