Race Weekend Central

Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized for Drive Time Violation, Sent to Rear of Prototype Class

2015 Daytona Tusc Wayne Taylor Racing Car Credit Imsa

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On Friday, IMSA announced that Wayne Taylor Racing has been dropped from third-place in the Prototype class and overall all the way back to 16th in class as a result of a drive time violation committed by the team in the closing moments of last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In endurance races, IMSA maintains …

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Jimmie Johnson Foundation Forms Partnership with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Jjf Car Cia

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On Thursday, Jimmie Johnson announced that his charitable organization, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation (JJF), has joined forces with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in order to serve as a co-sponsor of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s annual Wellness Challenge.  Under the partnership, the event will be known as the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge …

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FOX Sports Announces 2015 NASCAR Personality Lineup

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On Monday morning, FOX Sports officially announced their list of on-air personalities for its 2015 NASCAR on FOX properties.  While there many of them are in familiar positions, the addition of three former Cup Series champions should spice things up. First, let’s go with what stays the same; the broadcast booth for FOX and FOX Sports 1’s coverage …

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Ganassi’s “Star Car” Claims Overall Win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Credit: IMSA via TUDOR Championship Twitter page

Last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was billed as another battle for supremacy in the Prototype class between the Daytona Prototypes and the P2’s.  Despite Michael Shank Racing dominating the time sheets, the P2’s did not factor much into the outcome. From the drop of the green flag, the Ford EcoBoost V6-powered Riley DPG3’s from …

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Rolex 24 Six Hour Update: Ganassi in Control

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Here are your standings in all four classes at the one-quarter mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Prototype: 1. No. 01- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Ford EcoBoost Riley DPG3, Scott Pruett/Joey Hand/Charlie Kimball/Sage Karam 2. No. 02- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Ford EcoBoost Riley DPG3, Tony Kanaan/Scott Dixon/Jamie McMurray/Kyle Larson …

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The P2’s and the DeltaWing Could Steal the Rolex 24 from the DP’s

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Credit: IMSA

Finally, the cursed offseason is coming to a close. Despite the onslaught of big announcements recently in NASCAR’s sphere of influence (Jeff Gordon announcing the end of his full-time tenure in Sprint Cup at the end of the season, Brian Vickers announcing his return at Las Vegas, Rico Abreu moving to K&N Pro Series East, …

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Brian Vickers Cleared to Return at Las Vegas, Still Eligible for Chase

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On Wednesday, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced that Brian Vickers has officially been cleared to return to the driver’s seat starting at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.  He will miss the first two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season while he continues to recover from a surgical procedure on his heart back in December. …

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Rico Abreu to Race Full-Time in K&N Pro Series East in 2015

Rico Abreu

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Quick on the heels of his victory in the A-Main of Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Tuesday morning brought the very beginning of a new chapter in Rico Abreu‘s racing career.  HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks announced that the 22-year old sprint car ace will drive one of the team’s five full-time …

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Kurt Busch Testifies in Hearing, Denies Allegations, Claims Ex-Girlfriend is Assassin

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On Monday, Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch was back in Dover, Delaware to attend the third day of hearings at Kent County Family Court in regards to the no-contact protective order that ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is currently seeking against Busch.  Busch took the stand in order to once again give his side of the story. …

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Jordan Taylor, Wayne Taylor Racing Pace Roar Before the 24

Last weekend, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) held their annual Roar Before the 24, a three-day test session for teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge ahead of the season openers for both series.  The status quo appears to have been upheld in TUSC, but just barely. Overall, …

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Fifty-Plus Racing Suffers Major Crash at The Roar Before the 24

2013 Daytona Tusc Byron Defoor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, the No. 50 BMW Riley DPG3 driven by Byron DeFoor for Fifty Plus Racing suffered a massive crash in the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway while testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.  An official from Continental Tire told SportsCar365.com that DeFoor suffered from a complete loss of right rear tire …

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