ROLEX 24: Gidley, Malucelli involved in horrific crash during Rolex 24

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January 26, 2014 — via Associated Press — AP Photo/John Raoux — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Memo Gidley suffered a broken back and injuries to his left arm and left leg that required surgery after a horrific two-car crash Saturday less than three hours into the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Gidley’s spinal fracture is unstable and will require additional …

CTSCC: Blackstock, Freiberg Win BMW Performance 200

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2014) – Fall-Line Motorsports co-drivers Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg claimed their first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory in Friday’s BMW Performance 200 when the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 originally scored as the winner was excluded from the race due to a technical infraction. Freiberg became the first woman to win overall …

IMSA Sporting Rules Released As Daytona Test Concludes

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2014) – International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials delivered the 2014 sporting rules package to teams participating in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as Roar Before The Rolex 24 testing wrapped up at Daytona International Speedway. “The final component of the merger between the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the …

TUSC: Fittipaldi Paces First Day Of Roar Test

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2014) – Ted Rossino Jr. photo – Christian Fittipaldi braved cooler than normal temperatures Friday at Daytona International Speedway, running the fastest lap in the opening day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24, a three-day test in preparation for the opening race of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona …

TUSC: Tully’s Coffee Becomes Proud Partner Of IMSA

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2014) – IMSA photo — Officials from Tully’s Coffee and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) jointly announced a multi-year agreement making Tully’s the Official Coffee of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and a Proud Partner of IMSA. The partnership was announced at Daytona International Speedway on the opening day of the annual “Roar Before …

TUSC: Spirit of Daytona Racing Signs Westbrook, Valiante

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January 1, 2014 — Daytona Beach, Fla. — via press release — IMSA photo — Looking to return to the team’s winning ways, Spirit of Daytona Racing has signed Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook as full-season drivers for the team’s 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship campaign. Spirit of Daytona Racing will open the season with the the Rolex 24 At Daytona, …