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Ford dominates, Corvette podiums at Rolex 24
Jan29

Ford dominates, Corvette podiums at Rolex 24

A pair of Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs turned in a dominant performance to claim the GT Le Mans class victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Despite competition from Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, and arch-rival Chevrolet Corvette teams in the factory dominated GTLM class, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon took the No. 67 Ford GT to an 11.166-second victory over...

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Record-setting 1-2 for Ford at Rolex 24
Jan28

Record-setting 1-2 for Ford at Rolex 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing delivered one of the more dominant performances ever at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with a 1-2 finish in the GT Le Mans class to cap off a banner month of January and a number of records set in the process. The pair of Ford GTs led all but a handful of laps en route to the 1-2 finish, with the trio of Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon in their No. 67 Ford GT ending a winless drought since the...

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Fighting fatigue key to finishing Rolex
Jan28

Fighting fatigue key to finishing Rolex

This year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona is entering its final three hours. Consider a standard IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is less than that – only two hours and 40 minutes- and consider that with that distance still to go at Daytona, you have already been racing for 21 hours and 20 minutes. How do you find that last little bit to be amped up most, when the race is reaching its zenith and its greatest level of...

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Ford’s lead tightens with six hours to go
Jan28

Ford’s lead tightens with six hours to go

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has continued to dominate the GT Le Mans class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but their gap has tightened from earlier as this year’s race is past the three-quarter mark. Thanks to the fourth caution of the race for debris, with a sandbag on course at the first hairpin among other items, it’s allowed the No. 3 Corvette C7.R to get within a second of the pair of Ford GTs. At the 18-hour mark, the No....

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Rolex 24 hits halfway point
Jan28

Rolex 24 hits halfway point

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is past the halfway point, with 12 hours complete and 12 hours to go in the season opener for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has controlled the pace in the GT Le Mans class from the outset, with the No. 66 Ford GT leading the majority of the race in the hands of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais. The team’s second car, the No. 67 Ford driven by Ryan...

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