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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in Day No. 1 ROAR Testing

2021 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The all-star squad that Action Express Racing has assembled for Daytona has already proven to be fast.  Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall in the first day of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 134.464 mph set during the morning session in his Ally-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. …

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1000 Miles of Sebring Canceled, WEC Season to Start in Portugal

2019 Sebring WEC Fernando Alonso Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

The FIA World Endurance Championship announced Friday (Jan. 22) that the 1000 Miles of Sebring, due to be held March 19 as of the SuperSebring weekend, has been cancelled.  As a result, a new race, the 8 Hours of Portimao, has been created and will run on April 4 (Easter Sunday) at the Algarve International …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

2018 Detroit IWSC Katherine Legge MSR

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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NTe Sport Announces Rolex 24 Effort With Audi

2020 Sebring IMPC Jaden Conwright Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

NTe Sport officially announced Friday (Jan. 15) that they will enter the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a couple of weeks with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GT Daytona class.  It will be their first-ever start in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team has revealed their driver lineup as well.  Part-time INDYCAR …

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Scott Dixon Rejoins Chip Ganassi Racing for Rolex 24; Robert Megennis Joins Vasser Sullivan

Scott Dixon

(Photo: James Black/INDYCAR Media)

Thursday (Jan. 14) saw two different IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams make driver announcements for the upcoming 2021 season. At Chip Ganassi Racing, they officially announced that six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will join the team for next week’s ROAR Before the 24 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside regular drivers Kevin …

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SunEnergy1 Racing Returns To IMSA For Rolex 24

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Thomas Jaeger Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mercedes-AMG announced their slate of teams Tuesday (Jan. 12) that will contest this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to HTP Winward Motorsport moving up and Alegra Motorsports, returning to IMSA after being away since 2017, SunEnergy1 Racing will be back in the IMSA paddock for the first time since Watkins Glen in 2018 …

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Sean Creech Motorsports Announces 2021 WeatherTech Plans

2020 Road Atlanta PC Lance Willsey Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Sean Creech Motorsports announced Sunday morning (Jan. 10) that they will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP3 class in 2021.  Lance Willsey, who has driven for the team for years in IMSA Prototype Challenge, will move up with the team.  He’ll be joined by veteran Joao Barbosa for the full year.  Wayne …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona IMPC Russell Ward Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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Cooper MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing, Join With Proton Competition for 2021

2020 Daytona IWSC Cooper MacNeil WeatherTech Racing

(Photo: WeatherTech Racing)

Proton Competition announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) that they will field a Porsche 911 RSR-19 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class in 2021.  Cooper MacNeil (pictured above) will bring primary sponsorship from WeatherTech to the team.  He will be joined by Porsche factory drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Kevin Estre and Richard Lietz.  …

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