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Scott Pruett to Retire After Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Tyler Barrick Autostock)

On Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Scott Pruett held a press conference to celebrate his 50 years in motorsports.  During that press conference, he announced that he will retire from racing following the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month. For the 57-year old Pruett, racing at Daytona means just a …

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Filipe Albuquerque Leads Cadillac 1-2-3-4 in Roar Session No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s were the class of the field in Daytona.  The 2018 Roar Before the 24 started out in a similar fashion.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in the first session with a lap of 97.266 seconds (131.762 mph).  Pace-wise, Albuquerque’s lap was nearly three-eights of a second slower …

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Magnus Racing Announces Full-Time IMSA Return for 2018

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Magnus Racing announced that it will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018.  Team owner John Potter and the previously announced Andy Lally will reunite and drive the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS GT3 full-time.  Andrew Davis, previously of Stevenson Motorsports, will compete in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance …

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Risi Competizione Unveils 2-Car Rolex 24 Assault

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday afternoon, Risi Competizione made it official that they will field two Ferraris in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.  The team’s GT Le Mans-class No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE will be joined by the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GT3 that will compete in the GT Daytona class. The GTE contender will …

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Austin Cindric, Devlin DeFrancesco Complete Banana Boat Rolex 24 Lineup

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

On Friday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that a couple of teenagers, Austin Cindric and Devlin DeFrancesco, will round out the driving lineup for the team’s No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson (nicknamed the “Banana Boat”) at Daytona.  They’ll join up with regular drivers Robert Alon and Simon Trummer to form what could be a very quick quartet. Cindric …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA Unveils Lineup for 2nd Daytona Entry

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On Christmas Eve, Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA announced their driver lineup for their second ORECA 07-Gibson at Daytona.  It is a mix of team regulars and a couple of newcomers. Alex Brundle, who drove the team’s No. 37 full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, will be joined by Ho-Pin Tung, who …

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Newly Rechristened Spirit of Daytona Racing Opts for Cadillac DPi in 2018

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On Friday afternoon, Spirit of Daytona Racing (formerly Visit Florida Racing) announced that they will switch from the Ligier JS P217-Gibson (pictured above) to a Cadillac DPi-V.R. for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  In addition, the team will have an all-new driver lineup.  The No. 90 Cadillac will be driven full-time by Matt …

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Corvette Racing Retains Full-Time Lineup for 7th Consecutive Year

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Driver lineups at many IMSA teams change on a regular basis.  That is not necessarily the case at Corvette Racing.  On Wednesday, the factory team announced that they will continue with the Antonio Garcia–Jan Magnussen pairing in No. 3 and Oliver Gavin–Tommy Milner in No. 4.  2018 will be the seventh consecutive year that these …

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Robert Alon Joins JDC-Miller MotorSports for Full 2018 IMSA Season

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that Robert Alon has been signed to drive for the team full-time in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  He will join Simon Trummer in the team’s new second ORECA 07-Gibson.  Alon also brings sponsorship to the team from Professional Security Consultants (PSC), a security firm founded and run by …

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