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Rebellion Racing Shines on Opening Day of Roar Before the Rolex 24

Day 1 is in the books at the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the annual test at Daytona International Speedway that allows drivers and teams to prepare for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28 and 29.

Fifty-five cars in the four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes entered the Roar, and almost all of them got in some practice on a warm, sunny day. The weather forecast for Saturday calls for heavy rain, but Sunday, the final day of the Roar, is expected to be clear and very cool.

Legendary Racer Dario Franchitti Named 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona Grand Marshal

Legendary open-wheel racer Dario Franchitti, who won three Indianapolis 500s as well as the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway. 

Franchitti will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” for North America’s most prestigious sports car event.

Lewis and Mul Set for IMSA Campaign In Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 As Forza Motorsport Joins Change Racing

Change Racing will return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in 2017 with a significant new commercial partnership, a young full-season driver pairing and a strong endurance event driver line up. 

Scuderia Corsa Announces Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scuderia Corsa, the defending champions of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champioship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup GT-Daytona titles, has finalized its driver lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona as well as the TPNAEC rounds of the 2017 WeatherTech Championship.

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.