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Surviving the night key part of Rolex 24
Jan27

Surviving the night key part of Rolex 24

One of the greatest challenges about the Rolex 24 at Daytona is that a majority of it takes place at night. Compared to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, of which more than 16 hours takes place during daylight hours, Daytona offers less than 11 hours of daylight. We're just under 24 hours away from #Rolex24! And at @DISupdates, the amount of daylight time is far less than Le Mans. pic.twitter.com/4dAnEJd16h — Michelin Alley...

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Welcome to Rolex 24 race day
Jan27

Welcome to Rolex 24 race day

Race day has dawned at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where 50 cars in three classes will be vying for victory in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Within the GT Le Mans class, Michelin will be represented by nine cars from five technical partner teams: two apiece from Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Porsche GT Team and BMW Team RLL, and a single Risi Competizione Ferrari. Meanwhile there...

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Rolex 24 GTLM team practice recap
Jan26

Rolex 24 GTLM team practice recap

With all four practice sessions and qualifying in the books for this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class is looking almost identical to last year: wide open. Four of the five marques entered had a fair shake at the class honors and Rolex watch that goes with it, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ultimately prevailing over rivals from Porsche GT Team, Risi Competizione Ferrari and...

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What they’re saying: Teams plan for Rolex 24
Jan24

What they’re saying: Teams plan for Rolex 24

Here’s insight from some of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans key team officials into the test and excitement that lies ahead at the Rolex 24 at Daytona: Chip Ganassi, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team principal: “The Rolex 24 At Daytona is always a special race to me, not only because it signifies the beginning of the racing season but more importantly because of the magnitude of the event itself. There are few...

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What they’re saying: Drivers prep for Rolex 24
Jan23

What they’re saying: Drivers prep for Rolex 24

Here’s insight from some of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans drivers into the test and excitement that lies ahead at the Rolex 24 at Daytona: Antonio Garcia, No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R: “There are challenges every year. This year, the traffic will be different with a lot more prototypes than we have seen in the past. Staying out of trouble for the first 20 or 22 hours is even more important...

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