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Ryan Hardwick Out Of Rolex 24 At Daytona Due To Concussion

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Wright Motorsports announced Thursday morning (Jan. 28) that Ryan Hardwick (pictured last November at the IMSA banquet in Sebring) suffered a concussion in a crash in Wednesday’s opening IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, he will not be cleared to return to the driver’s seat for the remainder …

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Greg Liefooghe, Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Pilot Challenge Practices, Ryan Hardwick Crashes

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe and BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly topped the two practice sessions for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.  Pumpelly’s lap at 112.956 mph Thursday morning (Jan. 28) is the fastest lap of the weekend. Practice No. 1 Liefooghe’s lap at 111.634 mph was fastest overall in the opening IMSA …

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Mathieu Jaminet Forced Out of Rolex 24 Due to COVID-19, Sven Mueller to Sub

2020 Spa Francorchamps IGTC Mathieu Jaminet Porsche AG

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Mathieu Jaminet announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, there is not enough time for him to quarantine and produce negative tests in time for him to be able to race in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Unfortunately I won’t be able to race at Daytona …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2020 Daytona IMPC AJ Muss Betiske Visser Brian Henderson Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA released the entry list Monday (Jan. 25) for the season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  There will be 42 cars in the race between the two classes, down 10 from 2020. In Grand Sport, there will be 25 cars doing battle.  The only one of these teams that …

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Action Express Racing Overcomes Qualifying Issue, Wins Motul Pole Award 100

2021 Daytona IWSC Chase Elliott Pipo Derani Mike Conway Felipe Nasr Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani overcame getting their qualifying time Saturday disallowed and came from the rear of the DPi class to win the Motul Pole Award 100 Sunday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, the No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. will start Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona from …

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Jan Heylen Fastest in Final Pilot Challenge ROAR Session

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

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IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had a short day at Daytona International Speedway Sunday (Jan. 24) with just one 75-minute test session before teams packed up.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest with a lap at 111.835 mph. Heylen’s lap was four-hundredths of a second faster than Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe.  Murillo Racing’s Eric …

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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

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In Saturday’s ROAR Before the 24 sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen was fastest overall with a lap at 134.323 mph in his Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Cadillacs have topped every WeatherTech on-track session for the first two days of the ROAR Before the 24. Session No. 3 After the early morning rain …

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Chad McCumbee Quickest in Pilot Challenge Day No. 2 Action

2021 Daytona IMPC Chad McCumbee Car Courtesy of IMSA

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PF Racing’s Chad McCumbee was fastest in ROAR testing Saturday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  McCumbee’s lap at 111.867 mph was set during the afternoon session. Session No. 3 Friday night and early Saturday morning saw rain fall at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, speeds were down …

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Oliver Jarvis Claims Motul Pole Award 100 Pole After Disqualification

2021 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be set by a qualifying race this year for the first time.  The qualifying session to set that field mirrored much of the rest of the ROAR Before the 24 weekend to this point.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr turned in the fastest lap Saturday (Jan. …

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Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2020 Daytona IMPC John Tecce Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Jan. 22) saw 37 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge cars take to Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for two separate sessions.  BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly was fastest for the day with a lap at 112.293 mph. Session No. 1 Pumpelly’s quick lap of the day came halfway through the 75-minute session.  It was one-third …

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