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Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Claims 2nd Rolex 24 Victory

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian's drivers celebrate their Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves, Oliver Jarvis and Simon Pagenaud dominated the final couple of hours Sunday (Jan. 30) to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It is Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s second Rolex 24 victory, the first coming in 2012. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque …

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2022 Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update

2022 Daytona Iwsc Mike Rockenfeller Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor held the overall lead at the three-quarters mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona Sunday morning (Jan. 30).  At the 18 hour mark, there were four cars on the lead lap, still fighting hard for every position that they can get. In recent years, the DPi …

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2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona 12 Hour Update

Richard Westbrook leading the Rolex 24 at Daytona just before halfway, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With 11 full course cautions, the battle of attrition continues after 12 hours of the 60th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. As of the halfway mark, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi leads overall, despite at one point spinning off the track. However, both the Acuras of Wayne …

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2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona 6 Hour Update

Sebastien Bourdais racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/29/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The first quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been attrition-filled with multiple on-track incidents and a number of mechanical issues sending teams behind the wall.  As of the end of the sixth hour, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon was leading the race overall.  At the time, the race was …

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Sebastien Bourdais Quickest Overall in Rolex 24 Practices

Renger van der Zande practicing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/28/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais turned in the fastest practice lap of the entire weekend Friday morning (Jan. 28) with a lap at 135.287 mph in the final practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Practice No. 3 Thursday night (Jan. 27) saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams venture …

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Ford Performance To Create New Mustang GT3, GT4 Cars

Ford's rendering of their new for 2024 GT3 entry (Photo: Ford Performance)

(Photo: Ford Performance)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At Daytona International Speedway Friday morning (Jan. 28), Ford Performance announced that they will be building a brand new Ford Mustang GT3 that will be eligible to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD Pro and GTD classes starting in the 2024 season when new GT3 regulation.  It will be …

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Kamui Kobayashi Leads Early Rolex 24 Practices

Kamui Kobayashi during a press conference at Daytona International Speedway, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Much like Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to dodge the rain on Thursday.  Action Express Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi ended up being fastest in the first two sessions with a lap at 134.241 mph at the driest time of the day. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Qualifying Race, Claims Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole

Wayne Taylor Racing celebrates in victory lane after winning the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race, 1/23/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was able to avoid a last-ditch effort from JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Richard Westbrook on the final lap to win the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Sunday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway.  The victory grants the Konica Minolta-sponsored Acura ARX-05 of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens the overall pole …

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Ricky Taylor Tops WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 2 at Daytona

Ricky Taylor sits on his pit box during practice for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway saw teams deal with cool weather and a little rain.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor turned in the quickest practice lap of the day with a lap at 135.487 mph. Session No. 3 The 60-minute session was stopped four separate times due to incidents.  First, Kyffin Simpson and …

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Tristan Vautier Wins Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Pole

2022 Daytona Iwsc Tristan Vautier Car Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Tristan Vautier earned the pole position Saturday (Jan. 22) for Sunday’s Rolex 24 Qualifying Race with a lap at 136.291 mph.  To this point, it is the first time all weekend that a Cadillac DPi-V.R. has beaten both of the Acura ARX-05s. Given the pace of the Acuras, it might come off as …

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Tom Blomqvist Fastest in WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 1 Sessions

Tom Blomqvist practices during session No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist may be new to the DPi class in 2022, but he does not lack any speed.  Blomqvist was fastest overall in Day No. 1 of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday with a lap at 135.833 mph in his Acura ARX-05. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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