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Andrew Davis Quickest in Daytona CTSC Practice No. 1

On Wednesday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge team took on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for the first of two scheduled practice sessions.  While others struggled at times, GMG Racing’s Andrew Davis got his new Audi R8 LMS GT4 up to speed quickly.  19 minutes into the …

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Fernando Alonso Talks 24 Hours of Daytona Attempt, Stock Car Future

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is no stranger when it comes to trying something new. After all, he competed in the Indianapolis 500 last year and will drive in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend. Alonso, 36, competes with McLaren in F1, and that is his primary …

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Entry List: 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there is no mandate to participate in the Roar in order to enter this race.  As a result, the …

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Jeff Westphal, Trent Hindman Top Sunday CTSC Roar Sessions

For IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams, they had two on-track sessions Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.  In those sessions, the fastest lap of the day was set by Jeff Westphal of the new Carbahn Motorsports team. Session No. 5 Westphal, driving one of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4s …

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Jordan Taylor Tops Final Roar Before the 24 Session

On Sunday afternoon, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams filed out onto Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for one more 60-minute session.  Like the previous sessions, a Cadillac was on top.  This time, it was Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor who led the pack. Taylor posted a time of 96.757 …

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Felipe Nasr Tops Roar Qualifying, Sets Fastest Lap Since 1993

In an attempt to ward off sandbagging, IMSA instituted a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 that will set garage and pit stalls assignments.  Even before the session, IMSA parked a couple of GT Daytona teams for holding back during night practice on Saturday.  With the impetus to …

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Felipe Nasr Tops WeatherTech Roar Night Session

Roar Before the 24 Session No. 5 at Daytona International Speedway put the 50 teams present under the lights.  Running at night really didn’t change all that much as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest. Nasr’s lap of 97.322 seconds (131.687 mph) was nearly four-tenths of a …

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Joey Atterbury Tops CTSC Session No. 4, Michael Johnson Crashes

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Roar Before the 24 has showed that the “raw” Ford Mustang GT4 may be the car to beat in the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  KohR Motorsports’ Joey Atterbury was fastest in session No. 4 with a lap of 116.001 seconds (110.482 …

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Felipe Nasr Breaks 97 Seconds, Tops WeatherTech Roar Session No. 4

On Saturday afternoon, the Cadillac brigade re-asserted themselves.  Despite running a new 5.5-liter V8 as opposed to the 6.2-liter V8 used in 2017, the DPi-V.R.s were right back on pace.  With three minutes remaining in Roar session No. 4, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr turned in the fastest lap of …

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