IMSA: Lexus Becomes Official Partner of IMSA; Confirms GT Daytona Effort for 2016 Season

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Photo courtesy of IMSA — On the eve of the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Lexus confirmed that the iconic brand has become the latest car manufacturer to join IMSA as an official automotive partner. The announcement was made as Lexus confirmed plans to re-enter professional …

RRDC: IMSA Legend Scott Pruett Honored as Recipient of 2016 Phil Hill Award

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official press release — RRDC photo — Scott Pruett, a veteran racer with a record 60 victories in IMSA competition, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2016 Phil Hill Award. RRDC President Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner on Jan. 27 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At …

IMSA: Scott Pruett Joins Action Express for 2016 Rolex 24 and 12 Hours of Sebring

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DENVER, N.C. – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Scott Pruett will compete in the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype fielded by Action Express Racing. He will join the No. 31 Whelen/Team Fox Chevrolet Corvette DP in the other Action Express Racing entry for the …

SPORTS CARS: Pruett Parting With Ganassi to Lead Lexus’ F Performance Racing Effort

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LAS VEGAS – official press release — PRNewsFoto/Lexus photo — Lexus announced on Monday its motorsports partnership with Paul Gentilozzi and the newly formed F Performance Racing to field the RC F GT3 in a soon to be announced sports car series. Veteran driver and road racing legend Scott Pruett will pilot the RC F GT3, leaving behind Chip Ganassi Racing …

TUSC: The Fast Get Faster; Michael Shank Racing Scores Rolex 24 Pole in Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release – Darren Pierson photo – A brand-new car, a brand-new engine – that’s typically not the prescription for a pole-winning run for a 24-hour race. But Michael Shank Racing defied the odds, as driver Oswaldo Negri Jr. dominated Prototype qualifying on Thursday for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona with a blistering lap …

TUSC: Ganassi Confirms Eight-Driver, Two-Car Roster For 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — Five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced Thursday they will field two Prototypes for the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona, featuring eight drivers behind the wheel of the two Ford-powered entries. Veteran Scott Pruett and new teammate Joey Hand will unite …

TUSC: Hand Replaces Rojas at Chip Ganassi Racing; Partners With Pruett in 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release– Brian Cleary/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) has confirmed that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas in their No. 01 Ford Daytona Prototype, partnering with multi-time IMSA champion Scott Pruett for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Hand, widely considered one of the best road racers in the …

TUSC: Pruett and Rojas Score Texas-Sized Triumph; Claim Second TUDOR Championship Win of 2014 at COTA

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – official release — Ted Rossino Jr. photo — Scott Pruett held off a furious late-race charge from Alex Brundle and Joao Barbosa to win the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans race at the Circuit of The Americas. Pruett’s Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP edged the Ligier JS P2/Honda of Brundle by 2.336 seconds at the finish of …

TUSC: Sage Karam to Sub for Memo Rojas in TUDOR Championship Brickyard Grand Prix

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — It’s hard to think of the ninth Indianapolis 500 veteran added to this week’s Brickyard Grand Prix field as any kind of “veteran.” At 19 years old, Sage Karam hardly qualifies as an old-timer, but the youngster was calm and composed on his way to a ninth-place finish on the Indianapolis Motor …