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Rolex 24 Update: After 18 Hours

The deep overnight hours produced some big changes, especially in the lower classes.  However, at the very front of the field, not too much changed. Over the previous 12 hours, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing‘s No. 02 had been making up many of the ten laps that were lost when Tony …

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Rolex 24 Update: After 12 Hours

The second quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona saw a number of contenders run into serious difficulties.  The most notable of these instances was when the No. 60 Ligier JS P2-HPD driven by Oswaldo Negri, Jr. blew an engine in the infield while leading overall.  The Michael Shank Racing …

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Rolex 24 Update: After 6 Hours

Through six hours, the action at the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been intense.  A number of different teams have had their time at the front of the field, while others have struggled with issues. In the Prototypes, Panoz DeltaWing Racing was the star of the show early on.  After …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Murillo Racing Take Daytona CTSC Wins

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the season-opening BMW Performance 200 is a chance to shake off the cobwebs, get back on the track and have some fun with a number of rivals. Friday afternoon saw some excellent action in both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes, but …

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Jan Magnussen Fastest Overall in Wet Night Practice

Most of the teams assembled on-site this weekend at Daytona International Speedway expected to get some dry running under their belts on Thursday, if not before qualifying, then after it during the 90-minute night practice session.  Unfortunately, that did not come to pass. Rain that had been falling since prior …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Add Too Many Gimmicks?

NASCAR announced several changes last week, including a caution clock in the Truck Series. Is this going to change anything in terms of what fans see on track and/or for race teams? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: The caution clock was a gut shot to me when I first heard it. I …

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GT-Le Mans Teams Dominate Short 2nd Practice

After the relatively dry first practice session at Daytona International Speedway, the light rain and mist returned to the World Center of Racing just in time for the 30-minute second practice session.  The result was another session of mixed strategies. Two red flags cut the actual on-track time down significantly.  …

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Ozz Negri Tops Opening Daytona WeatherTech Practice

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were greeted with dreary skies and some fog on Thursday morning as the first timed session of the season kicked into action.  Despite the wet track, there was no precipitation that fell during the session.  The result was rather mixed. Michael Shank Racing …

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