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Stevan McAleer, Eric Filguerias Win BMW M Endurance Challenge

Eric Filguerias and Stevan McAleer in victory lane after winning the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/28/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rennsport One’s Stevan McAleer ran down TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and drafted by him in turns 3 and 4 of Daytona International Speedway’s tri-oval with 13 minutes to go Friday (Jan. 28).  From there, McAleer pulled away to claim victory for himself and teammate Eric Filguerias in the BMW M Endurance Challenge, …

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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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Andrew Davis Wins BMW M Endurance Challenge Pole

Andrew Davis during qualifying for the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis won the pole Thursday afternoon (Jan. 27) for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge BMW M Endurance Challenge with a lap at 113.647 mph.  It is the first-ever pole position for McCann Racing since joining the series full-time. “It was great.  [The Porsche Cayman] is a new car …

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Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias Fastest in Daytona Pilot Challenge Practice

Eric Filguerias during Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at Daytona International Speedway, 1/26/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, they were greeted with rainy weather both Wednesday (Jan. 26) and Thursday (Jan. 27) at Daytona International Speedway.  In slightly drier times at the beginning of Wednesday’s session, Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias ended up fastest overall with a lap at 104.204 mph. Practice No. 1 …

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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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McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis Tops Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2

Andrew Davis tests out McCann Racing's new Porsche during the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Day No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams saw the times continue to tumble.  McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis ended up fastest overall for the day with a lap at 113.698 mph, the quickest lap of the test so far. Session No. 3 The first on-track session started at …

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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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