Race Weekend Central

Rolex 24 Halfway Recap: Acura Team Penske Leads on Debut

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The Prototype class saw a number of teams fall victim to cut tires.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10, Action Express Racing’s No. 31 and Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 22 are just three examples of teams that cut right rear tires.  That led teams to believe that the tires were just not up to the challenges …

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Rolex 24 6 Hour Update: Action Express Leads As Rain Jumbles Order

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In the first quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s have dominated.  Renger van der Zande started on pole and led early.  However, the fastest car for the vast majority of the first six hours has been the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac from Action Express Racing. Nearly the first 2.5 hours …

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Justin Marks Plans Up to 6 NASCAR Races in 2018

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In recent years, Justin Marks has been more of a part-time racer as he’s focused on his businesses, like GoPro Motorplex.  However, the 2018 season is shaping up to be his busiest season in a number of years.  Marks will drive full-time for Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian in the No. 93 Acura alongside Lawson …

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Mike Conway Quickest in Rolex 24 Final Practice

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On Friday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out for one last hour of practice ahead of this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  When the session came to a conclusion, it was Action Express Racing’s Mike Conway that was fastest of all. Conway turned in a lap of 96.865 seconds (132.308 mph) about 20 …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

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Thursday at Daytona International Speedway is a very busy day for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  There are three practice sessions totaling 3.5 hours of track time, in addition to qualifying.  Here, we’ll recap all of the Thursday sessions. Qualifying Entering the weekend, qualifying seemed to be a near open and shut case …

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Entry List: 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As per IMSA rules, all teams that planned on entering the Rolex 24 at Daytona had to participate in the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, there are no surprises in regards to the teams entered.  …

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Jordan Taylor Tops Final Roar Before the 24 Session

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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 seconds (132.456 mph) to lead …

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Felipe Nasr Tops Roar Qualifying, Sets Fastest Lap Since 1993

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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 put up or shut up, …

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Felipe Nasr Tops WeatherTech Roar Night Session

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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 second slower than in session …

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

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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 the Roar to date in …

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