Race Weekend Central

Off the Wall With: Ashley Freiberg

On the spot this week: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rookie Ashley Freiberg, who will be splitting her time in 2016 between Turner Motorsport’s No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 in the GT-Daytona class and Starworks Motorsport’s No. 88 in the Prototype Challenge class. What’s fun for you besides [car] racing? Cyclocross racing. It’s an off-road race …

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Pace Laps: Hamlin’s Big Step, GMS Steps Up And ‘Off’ Weekends

Sprint Cup: Hamlin, Team Toyota Packs A Punch – The final laps of Daytona reminded me of the closing moments of a Great American Race here 19 years ago. In that one, Bill Elliott held the lead on the final restart only for the selflessness of three Hendrick Motorsports teammates to bond together and blow on by …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ashley Freiberg on Moving Up & a Split Schedule

24-year old Ashley Freiberg has only been racing in sports cars for a little over two years. However, in that time, she’s impressed a lot of people. In her first career start in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona in 2014, she shared the overall victory with Shelby Blackstock after the winning entry …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott Chasing NASCAR History While NHRA Debuts

(Photo: Gary Nastase)

Sprint Cup Series: Could Chase Elliott Be the Spark NASCAR Needs? – For the fourth year in a row, the best possible story came together for NASCAR on Daytona 500 Qualifying Day. 20-year old Chase Elliott grabbed the pole Sunday afternoon for the Great American Race, and in doing so became the youngest pole winner in …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

A 24-hour race is a test of fortitude.  Anything and everything can happen.  From wrecks to blown engines, flawless runs to drives through the infield that could be best described a trainwreck, the Rolex 24 at Daytona is truly a race in which anything can happen.  Add in a grand total of one hour of …

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Rolex 24 Update: After 12 Hours

The second quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona saw a number of contenders run into serious difficulties.  The most notable of these instances was when the No. 60 Ligier JS P2-HPD driven by Oswaldo Negri, Jr. blew an engine in the infield while leading overall.  The Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian entry is now …

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Rolex 24 Update: After 6 Hours

Through six hours, the action at the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been intense.  A number of different teams have had their time at the front of the field, while others have struggled with issues. In the Prototypes, Panoz DeltaWing Racing was the star of the show early on.  After starting 13th due to not …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Murillo Racing Take Daytona CTSC Wins

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the season-opening BMW Performance 200 is a chance to shake off the cobwebs, get back on the track and have some fun with a number of rivals. Friday afternoon saw some excellent action in both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes, but familiar names came out on …

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