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55 Cars Ready For Action In Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona

The three-day Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona test session has become a motorsports tradition for more than a decade, annually signifying the start of a new year and the beginning of the professional motorsports season.

Driver Lineup Confirmed for the 2017 Mazda Prototype Team

The two-car Mazda Prototype team has confirmed the driver lineup that will compete in the top category of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. For the third consecutive season, the drivers for the full 10-race championship season are Jonathan Bomarito, Tom Long, Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez. For the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers James Hinchcliffe and Spencer Pigot will join the driver lineup in the all-new Mazda RT24-P race cars under the new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules. 

BAR1 Motorsports Preps for Rolex 24 With Two Cars

As the IMSA WeatherTech Series prepares to kick off its 2017 Championships, teams are making their annual pilgrimage to Daytona for the winter testing ROAR Before the 24.

Arriving with a two car effort in the PC division, BAR1 will enter the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy Drink / Merchant Services Ltd. Factgem ORECA FLM09 driven by Don Yount, Buddy Rice, Mark Kvamme, Chapman Ducote and Gustavo Yacaman, along with the No. 26 Autosport Designs / Case It ORECA FLM09 driven by Johnny Mowlem, Tom Papadopoulos, Adam Merzon and Trent Hindman. 

René Rast Joins Goossens And van der Zande For Rolex 24 With Visit Florida Racing

Adding to its already dynamic international driver line up, VISIT FLORIDA Racing has added German driver René Rast to the team for the Rolex 24 At Daytona which opens the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in January at Daytona International Speedway. Rast joins Marc Goossens (Belgium) and Renger van der Zande (The Netherlands) at the helm of VISIT FLORIDA Racing’s new No. 90 Gibson-powered Riley Mk. 30 in the top Prototype category.

Stevenson Motorsports Returns to Rolex 24 with No. 57 Audi R8 LMS

The No. 57 is back! 

Stevenson Motorsports is pleased to confirm its plans for the 2017 edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona as the team targets a big result in the season-opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The team, which carried the the No. 57 in GRAND-AM competition for over a decade starting in 2004, will once again carry the number starting in 2017 with the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS. 

Alex Job Racing Back with Audi, Sweedler, Bell and Montecalvo

Alex Job Racing (AJR) announced today that they will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup with an all-new Audi R8 LMS with drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo.

AJR is returning to the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona (Jan. 28-29) with Audi Sport customer racing to go for a second win with the brand. The team won with an Audi R8 LMS in 2013, the team's second win at Daytona International Speedway in the 24, the first in 1999. Audi Factory Driver Pierre Kaffer will be the fourth driver at Daytona.

Tequila Patrón ESM Completes First Test with New Nissan Onroak DPi

Christmas arrived early for Tequila Patrón ESM this week when the team took delivery of their first of two new cars for the 2017 season, the Nissan Onroak DPi. Full season drivers Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and Ryan Dalziel ran the car's first laps at Sebring International Raceway for the two day test. Delivered mid-week, the second car did not make the first run, but will be prepared in the coming days for the team's next test.

FOX Sports Coverage Of 2017 WeatherTech Championship Highlighted By FOX Live Network Coverage; Expanded Rolex 24 At Daytona Television

The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – which opens in fewer than 40 days with the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – is already shaping up to be a classic, with the introduction of brand-new race cars in the flagship Prototype class and a number of new cars and participants in both GT classes.

Lone Star Racing Returns to IMSA GT Daytona in 2017 With Dan Knox, Mike Skeen and All-New Mercedes-AMG GT3

Lone Star Racing team principal and driver Dan Knox will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017 with ACS Manufacturing, co-driver Mike Skeen and an all-new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

The team took delivery of its new Mercedes-AMG GT3 Monday at its Motorsports Ranch-based shop in Cresson, Texas, and gave the car its first shakedown run yesterday on the facility’s road course.

Michael Shank Racing/Acura Announce Driver Line Ups, Liveries

Michael Shank Racing has revealed the team’s 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver pairings and car liveries as the Ohio-based squad kicks off the year with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.

Andy Lally and Katherine Legge will be joined by Mark Wilkins and Graham Rahal in the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 for the season-opening Daytona event. The team’s second car will see longtime Michael Shank Racing driver Ozz Negri alongside Jeff Segal, Tom Dyer and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

All eight drivers will take part in the annual Roar Before the 24 on January 6-8.