IMSA: Hunter-Reay Joins Spirit of Daytona for Four WeatherTech Championship Races in 2016

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America photo — 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will complete Visit Florida Racing/Spirit of Daytona’s driver lineup for the endurance events during the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, including the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Hunter-Reay will co-drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette …

IMSA: Dalziel, Goossens Join Spirit of Daytona for Full 2016 WeatherTech Championship Slate

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will join the Spirit of Daytona VisitFlorida.com Racing team to drive the No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP during the full 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Dalziel and Goossens replace former drivers Richard Westebrook and Michael Valiante behind the wheel …

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 …

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, …