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Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Rolex 24 at Daytona Happy Hour

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour Friday morning (Jan. 25) at Daytona International Speedway.  The cool weather conditions allowed speeds in the four classes to come close to, or even drop below the track record laps set in qualifying on Thursday. …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains …

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Paul Holton Blitzes Field to Claim BMW Endurance Challenge Pole

For much of Thursday (Jan. 24), Compass Racing has had an edge on the field in Daytona.  In qualifying, Paul Holton did the absolute bare minimum and eviscerated the field to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Taps Matthieu Vaxivière for Remaining Endurance Races

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway that they have signed Matthieu Vaxivière to drive the team’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. at the three remaining Michelin Endurance Cup races (Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta).  The 24-year old French racer will replace Fernando Alonso and Kamui …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

Unlike IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, attendance for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams was not mandatory at the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the entry list has increased from 40 teams to 49 for the race. The Grand Sport class has 35 entries, one of the largest for the …

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Kaz Grala, Aurora Straus to Drive 2nd BimmerWorld Racing M4 GT4 at Daytona

BimmerWorld Racing and FURY Race Cars jointly announced Monday (Jan. 14) that Xfinity Series campaigner Kaz Grala will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.  He’ll be driving a second BMW M4 GT4 (No. 80) in the Grand Sport class for …

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Oliver Jarvis Unofficially Breaks Track Record in Roar Qualifying

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 in order to determine pit and garage selections for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It’s also meant to curb sandbagging.  Mazda Team Joest was most definitely not sandbagging on Sunday.  Oliver Jarvis unofficially broke the …

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