Scott Pruett To Retire From Racing After 24 Hours of Daytona

This month’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will be the final race for an iconic driver. Scott Pruett announced on Friday in Daytona that this year’s event will be his final race. Pruett, will finish with a highly decorated career. He’s raced in almost everything there was too. Pruett, 57, won the IMSA GTO Championship in his first year of professional racing in 1986. He’d also win his class in the 12 Hours of Sebring for Bruce Jenner. He’d win the SCCA championship in 1987 then the IMSA GTO championship…

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Chip Ganassi To Be Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Grand Marshal

Renowned champion car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as Grand Marshal for the 56th anniversary Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, giving the ‘Drivers, start your engines,’ command. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race will take place on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course Jan. 27-28. “This is a really big honor for me to be recognized by a race that has meant so much to me over my career, both as a driver and an owner,” said Ganassi. “The Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of motorsport’s truly significant races. There are so many great…

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Jeff Gordon, USAC’s Demise With CART Led Chili Bowl and 24 Hours of Daytona Entry Lists Flip Flopped

The calendar turned to 2018 last weekend and the month of January is full of fun racing events. This weekend is the Roar Before the 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. Next weekend is the Chili Bowl. After the Chili Bowl is the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Both events are prestigious. But, as I scanned through the entry-lists for both, I was surprised to what my eyes saw. First off, the Chili Bowl is filled with past, present and future NASCAR drivers. Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kasey Kahne,…

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Star Studded Roar Before The 24 Entry List Revealed

As 2017 draws to a close this week, the eyes of the racing world will be focused on Daytona International Speedway at the end of next week as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018. A field of 20 Prototypes and 30 GT race cars has been entered for the mandatory three-day test session as teams and a star-studded field of drivers kick their preparations into high gear for one of the world’s…

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Saveedra To Run Full Time In IMSA With New Team

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports announced on Tuesday that they will field its No. 52 Ligier JSP 217 in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with full time drivers Sebastian Saavedra and Gustavo Yacaman behind the wheel.  This new entry is a result of a merger between AFS Racing and PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, and will see Gary Peterson and Bobby Oergel sharing duties as Team Principals.   AFS Racing will make its debut in sportscar racing after a long and successful run in the open-wheel world where the team achieved multiple championships, race…

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Ford Adds NASCAR Youthful Rising Stars To 24 Hours of Daytona Lineup

Ford Performance is in the midst of a NASCAR youth movement and when the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge kicks off in Daytona on Jan. 26, four of its NASCAR drivers will be on full display. Ford Performance Development Driver Chase Briscoe, along with Austin Cindric, Cole Custer and Ty Majeski will be mentored and joined on track by IMSA champion driver Scott Maxwell as part of a two-car Mustang GT4 team in the GS class that weekend. “We have an outstanding group of young drivers coming up and we…

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Jack Harvey Inks 4 Race IndyCar Deal With Joint Shank/SPM Entry

INDIANAPOLIS – Having developed its strongest commercial sponsorship lineup in team history, Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday its 2018 season plans in a press conference held at the 30th annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. The Ohio-based team will manage its largest racing program to date with a dual campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.   After making its IndyCar debut in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 with driver Jack Harvey, the team will build on that effort in 2018 with a select schedule of IndyCar events with the talented…

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