IMSA: Ford and Ganassi Reveal Four-Man, Two-Car GT Effort for 2016 Sports Car Season

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – official series release — IMSA photo — Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday. Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs that will compete in …

TUSC: Westbrook Sloshes to Petit Le Mans Pole; Tops Soggy Qualifying Session at Road Atlanta

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official series release — Jake Galstad/LAT for IMSA photo — Watching steady rain fall throughout the day Friday at Road Atlanta, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) points leader Richard Westbrook knew that his No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP would start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda if qualifying was cancelled due …

TUSC: Spirit of Daytona Grabs Watkins Glen Glory with Sahlen’s Six Hours Victory

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – official release — Dennis Bicksler photo — After long hours of green-flag racing, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen came down to a pair of one-lap sprints. That was all Richard Westbrook needed to take the lead and give the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory. Pole …

TUSC: Westbrook Tops Field for Detroit Prototype Pole

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DETROIT – official release — Richard Dole/LAT photo — A revolving door in Prototype (P) qualifying Friday on the Detroit Belle Isle street circuit resulted in seven lead changes during a heated 15-minute session. When the door stopped, the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook had captured the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports …

ROLEX 24: Two-For-Two For Spirit Of Daytona in Practice

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January 23, 2014 — IMSA photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Richard Westbrook was fastest in Thursday’s second TUDOR United SportsCar Challenge practice at Daytona. Quickest in the one-hour morning practice, Westbrook led the 30-minute early afternoon session with a lap of 1:39.564 in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP. Jonathan Bomarito was quickest in GTLM with a …

ROLEX 24: Westbrook Fastest In Opening Rolex 24 Practice

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January 23, 2014 – IMSA photo – DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Richard Westbrook turned the fastest lap in Thursday morning’s opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The session was run under sunny skies with chilly 43-degree temperatures. Westbrook turned a lap of 1:39.462 in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP. Christian Fittipaldi, …

ROAR: Westbrook Fastest On Final Test Day

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2014) – IMSA photo – Spirit of Daytona Racing left the November TUDOR United SportsCar Championship open test at  Daytona International Speedway with a torn-up race car. The team returned to Daytona for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a brand-new race car and took the honors of running the fastest lap on Sunday, the …

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, …