The Rolex at Daytona and Brian France

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is my own personal start to the racing season. That race gets me reignited for the coming NASCAR season. I truly enjoy seeing guys that I rarely hear about racing around Daytona for 24 hours. This year, there won’t be any NASCAR drivers in the mix, but there will be plenty of IRL drivers. If you’ve never watched, I highly recommend it.

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Rolex 24 Gets Daytona SpeedWeeks Off and Running

On Sunday the talking heads in the Fox anchor booth raved that this year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 had the biggest crowd in a long time. No doubt sports car fans turned out because this race was the first time the now defunct Grand Am and American Petit LeMans Series’ was combined. As the cameras panned the track, we could see many campers in the infield. The front stretch grandstands didn’t hold many of them until the last hour of the twice-around-the-clock race.

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Earnhardt-Childress Engines Power Rolex 24 Winners

In what could called be a rather tame Rolex 24 at Daytona win, Joao Barbosa drove his Action Express Corvette DP to the win powered by an Earnhardt Childress engine. Barbosa and the 5 team led most of the later stages of the race and were never seriously challenged, even during a late caution with about 20 minutes to go. Chip Ganassi was looking for another win to get Scott Pruett his record 6th win, but the team had engine woes and the Ganassi cars dropped out in the waning…

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Test Results: Roar Before the Rolex 24

Milder temperatures were on tap for the final test sessions at the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the three-day practice event leading into the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona, meaning teams have weathered a variety of conditions in which to evaluate the setup of their cars. 

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CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: Final Dress Rehearsal for Rolex 24

Solid start for new Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in Roar Before the 24 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan 5, 2014) – Corvette Racing moved a step closer toward its return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona over the weekend with a successful three-day test at Daytona International Speedway. Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R set the weekend’s second-best time for the GT Le Mans class during the Roar Before the 24 with a 1:45.743 (121.200 mph). It’s the annual test that serves as the last tune-up before the opening round…

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