IMSA: Honda Heroics; Pipo Derani Carries ESM Prototype to Victory in 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Extreme Speed Motorsports photo — After 24 hours of twists, turns, thrilling moments for some and gutting heartbreaks for others, a new chapter of sports car lore was written at the Daytona International Speedway, as Honda Performance Development won their first-ever overall crown as a manufacturer …

IMSA: Chaos Biting Late-Race Contenders; Albuquerque Forced Pitside From Overall Lead

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Richard Dole/LAT photo courtesy of IMSA — Just when it looked like the Action Express Racing team was going to be in position to hand Scott Pruett his sixth Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, the winds of the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway blew in the …

IMSA: Action Express Leads the Duel at Dawn; Fittipaldi Takes Rolex Lead at 18th Hour

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — F. Peirce Williams/LAT photo courtesy of IMSA — The battle for the win in the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in slowly beginning to come into focus. With six hours to go, and just after the 19th full-course caution of the race flew for …

IMSA: Halfway Home; Derani Wages Massive Comeback to Give ESM 12-Hour Lead at Rolex 24

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Richard Dole/LAT photo courtesy of IMSA — A battle between two sports car veterans — five-time Prototype class champion Scott Pruett and two-time titlist Max Angelelli — headlined the run up to halfway in the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. However, it …

IMSA: Game-Changer; Dominant Michael Shank Racing Prototype Blows Up in Hour 10 of Rolex 24

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Photo courtesy of IMSA — The proverbial ‘Goliath’ of the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway has fallen, just after the clock struck midnight on Sunday. Michael Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda-Ligier P2, being driven by Ozz Negri at the nine-and-a-half hour …

IMSA: Michael Shank Racing Owns Early Stages of Rolex 24; Leading at Six Hour Mark

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — F. Peirce Williams/LAT photo courtesy of IMSA — Through the first quarter of the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, the story of the race has been Michael Shank Racing, who leads the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic at the six-hour benchmark. Shank’s No. 60 Honda-HPD Ligier JS P2 — …

IMSA: DeltaWing Soars to Top Of Speed Charts; Leads Final Rolex 24 Practice at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official track release — F. Peirce Williams/LAT for IMSA photo — The No. 0 Panoz DeltaWing Racing DWC13 Prototype made team history Friday, posting the fastest lap of today’s final practice session for the Rolex 24 At Daytona – 1 minute, 38.59 seconds/129.993 mph. This is the first time in the team’s four-year history that the car …

IMSA: Mikhail Aleshin Leads SMP Racing to Rolex 24 Pole in Rain-Soaked Qualifying Session

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — F. Peirce Williams/LAT for IMSA photo — Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the Nissan-powered No. 37 BR01 fielded by Russian-based SMP Racing. The Prototype debuted …

IMSA: Star-Power Featured Across Prototype Field; 13 Entries Set for 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Richard Dole/LAT for IMSA photo — Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s “Star Car” returns to defend its victory in the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona, although many of the 13 entrants in the Prototype class can share that nickname entering the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Saturday …

IMSA: Pigot & Devlin Added to Mazda Motorsports’ Prototype Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona

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IRVINE, Calif. – official team release — Indy Lights photo — Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot will join the Mazda Prototype team for the Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, the team announced on Wednesday. Veteran sports car racer Ben Devlin will also enter the fold for the third consecutive year. The 22-year-old Pigot is the first driver to win four Mazda development …

IMSA: WeatherTech Racing Finalizes Five-Man Lineup for 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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TAVARES, Fla. – official team release — WeatherTech photo — Cooper MacNeil, David MacNeil, Leh Keen, Shane van Gisbergen and Gunnar Jeanette will be piloting the No. 22 WeatherTech Racing Porsche at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Jan. 30-31. The team recently put the first miles on the all-new Porsche 911 …

IMSA: Turner Motorsport Unveils Eight-Driver Lineup for 54th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona

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AMESBURY, Mass. – official team release — Jake Galstad/LAT for IMSA photo — Turner Motorsport has confirmed an eight-driver lineup for the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona. The historic North American Endurance event will kick off the 11-race 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Similar to previous years, the Turner driver lineup for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 will …