Race Weekend Central

Judging Jeff Gordon’s Broadcast Booth Debut

Welcome back, race fans. Today begins my eighth year of broadcast criticism here at Frontstretch. For this season, we will have a change or two to how this critique looks. Likely the most notable change that you will see is at the top of the page. We now have a separate tab for the weekly …

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SunEnergy1 to Sponsor Chase Elliott in 2016?

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

This past weekend, Kenny Habul was part of the driving team for Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 9 Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GT-Daytona class at the Rolex 24. Habul, along with Boris Said, Tristan Vautier and Dion von Moltke, finished eighth in the GT-Daytona class. However, later this year, he will return to NASCAR for …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

A 24-hour race is a test of fortitude.  Anything and everything can happen.  From wrecks to blown engines, flawless runs to drives through the infield that could be best described a trainwreck, the Rolex 24 at Daytona is truly a race in which anything can happen.  Add in a grand total of one hour of …

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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 with Curb-Agajanian entry is now …

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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 starting 13th due to not …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Murillo Racing Take Daytona CTSC Wins

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

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 familiar names came out on …

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Katherine Legge Tops Rolex 24 Happy Hour Charts

After two days of rain, fog and gloomy weather, Friday morning dawned sunny and the track surface was dry.  Normally, the final practice session for the Rolex 24 is the culmination of the better part of five hours of practice.  However, given the recent weather, it represents the only real chance that the teams would …

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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 to qualifying continued to pelt …

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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.  First, the Alegra Motorsports “Highway …

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