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On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex
Jan26

On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex

The kickoff to a new season of IMSA competition means a chance to bring everyone from various disciplines, series, countries and marques together at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA boasts an incredible 13 different marques racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, a number more than the marque involvement in the Formula 1 World Championship (four), NASCAR Cup Series (three) and IndyCar Series...

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Relive last year’s Rolex 24 GTLM finish
Jan23

Relive last year’s Rolex 24 GTLM finish

The 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class was always going to be hard to top. The two Corvette Racing Corvette C7.Rs, driven by Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, fought tooth-and-nail and were separated by only 0.034 of a second at the finish. But last year came close, and added more marques to the mix, with four of the five entered in class fighting over bragging rights and a...

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 2018 preview
Jan18

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Next up are defending race champions Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. FORD Car: Ford GT Drivers: 66-Joey Hand/Dirk Mueller/Sebastien Bourdais (endurance races), 67-Ryan Briscoe/Richard Westbrook/Scott Dixon (endurance races) 2017 Points Finishes: 66-3rd Place, 67-4th Place 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona Finishes: 66-Winner,...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Final day of action at the Roar
Jan07

Final day of action at the Roar

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have their final chance to turn laps today at Daytona International Speedway as the Roar before the 24 test comes to a close. The traditional pre-season test provides an insight into the relative performance of teams, but with a caveat – who wants to show their complete form? In the five sessions so far, Ford has topped the times in four of the five sessions including last...

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