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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

(Photo: Porsche AG)

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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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

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

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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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo; Courtesy of IMSA)

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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Oliver Jarvis Claims Motul Pole Award 100 Pole After Disqualification

2021 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

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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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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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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