The rigors of racing for 24 consecutive hours were evident Sunday after a Rolex 24 At Daytona that was remarkable for its speed but also memorable for its attrition that dashed the hopes of multiple high-profile teams.
Superb pit strategy allowed Mike Conway and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi team to leapfrog their dominant Action Express Racing teammates and lead at the one-quarter mark of the 56th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday.
Seeking their third Rolex 24 at Daytona win in the last decade, Action Express Racing has dominated the opening stages of the 2018 running of the 24-hour endurance classic.
Despite the addition of the years of sports car expertise that a new partnership with Team Joest brought to the table, the Rolex 24 at Daytona got off to a rough start once again for the two Mazda DPi entries on Saturday.
Once upon a time, it was somewhat common for a group of guys to get together, build a race car and head to the Rolex 24 At Daytona with a team made up of volunteer crew members.
Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying came early for the 2018 edition, in the form of Sunday’s inaugural Roar time trial session, which determined pit and garage stall selections for the 50 teams competing in the 24-hour endurance classic.
AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports has added Roberto Gonzalez and Nick Boulle to the team’s driver lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class this season.
Risi Competizione will enter the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with a two-car team for the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 25-28.
BMW announced Friday that they plan to have ex-Formula 1 and CART racer-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi compete in the 2019 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, using a specially-modified BMW M8 GTE.
United Autosports announced Thursday that Fernando Alonso will drive for the team in the 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, set for Jan. 26-27 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Filipe Albuquerque minced no words when discussing his view of the controversial finish to the 55th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Thanks to a controversial bump-and-run with seven minutes remaining and a subsequent no-call by the officials, Wayne Taylor Racing got their Cinderella story at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Sunday afternoon.