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Kamui Kobayashi Leads Early Rolex 24 Practices

Kamui Kobayashi during a press conference at Daytona International Speedway, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Much like Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to dodge the rain on Thursday.  Action Express Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi ended up being fastest in the first two sessions with a lap at 134.241 mph at the driest time of the day. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice …

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

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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SunEnergy1 Racing Returns To IMSA For Rolex 24

(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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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Christopher Haase Wins California 8 Hours Pole for Audi Sport Team Land

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Audi Sport Team Land’s Christopher Haase claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s California 8 Hours Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) in his Audi R8 LMS GT3.  Haase, driving a similar car to the one above, but with a paint scheme resembling the stripes on the American flag, turned in a lap at 96.304 mph in the …

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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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Risi Competizione/Keating Motorsports Unveils Le Mans Lineup

(Photo: Regis Lefebure)

Riley Motorsports (which is running under the name Keating Motorsports due to ACO rules) and Risi Competizione jointly announced the remainder of their driver lineup for their entry in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on Wednesday (Feb. 14).  The two teams will collaborate on a Ferrari 488 GTE entry in the GTE-Am class. …

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