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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to Field Four Ford GTs at 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Not since last summer’s Le Mans 24 Hours have all four Ford GTs in the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing stable competed for the same prize. That will change at the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, where the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship teams will unite for one goal – winning the coveted top step of the podium of a 24-hour race on American soil.

Mazda Daytona Prototype international Opens Two Day Test At Daytona International Speedway With Positive Results

After conducting a significant amount of private testing, two of the three current Daytona Prototype international (DPi) manufacturers arrived at Daytona for an IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona International Speedway on Dec. 13-14. Tied for turning the most laps among DPi cars Tuesday around the 3.56-mile circuit was the Mazda RT24-P, which was first unveiled to the public during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. 

The Racer's Group Unveils Driver Lineup For Rolex 24 At Daytona

The Racers Group today announced its driver lineup for this year’s running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team is proud to reveal that Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler will head up the TRG squad for the entire IMSA WeatherTech GTD season, which includes the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Henzler is joined by top sportscar drivers Jan Heylen, Derek DeBoer, Santiago Creel and Pablo Sánchez, who will race with the Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2017 Daytona event. 

CORE autosport Completes Rolex 24 At Daytona Lineup

CORE autosport has completed its driver lineup for the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Patrick Long and Nic Jonsson will join Jon Bennett and Colin Braun in the No. 54 Porsche 911 GT3 R for the team’s first attempt at the 24-hour spectacle in the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona category.

Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to IMSA with Familiar Lineup

After two seasons competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Tequila Patrón ESM is preparing its homecoming to the United States for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Florida based team will return with its familiar but strong lineup of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, Ed Brown, and Johannes van Overbeek as the full time drivers in the No. 2 and No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier DPi cars. Luis “Pipo” Derani, Bruno Senna, and Brendon Hartley will join the squad for the first race of the year, the Rolex 24 of Daytona.

Introducing the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R

The stunning livery for the all-new No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R to be raced for the first time Jan. 28 and 29 by brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor and co-drivers Max “The Ax” Angelelli and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon at the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, was revealed Monday, just in time for its first public appearance at a two-day test at Daytona Tuesday and Wednesday.

Getting the Band Back Together: Park Place Brings Back Bergmeister, McMurry and Lindsey for 2017

Park Place Motorsports will return to IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Porsche Factory Driver Jörg Bergmeister, young standout Matt McMurry and Team Principal/driver Patrick Lindsey.
Bergmeister and Lindsey will represent Park Place Motorsports in all 12 WeatherTech Championship races of the 2017 season with McMurry being brought in for each of the four Tequila Patròn North American Endurance Cup races.

Whelen Racing And Mustang Sampling Teams Add Rolex 24 Drivers

The Whelen Racing Team will add a pair of drivers to its lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 28-29, 2017.

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Takes Delivery of Riley-Gibson

VISIT FLORIDA Racing took delivery of its new Gibson-powered Riley Technologies Mk. 30 on Saturday as the team put the brand new LMP2 machine through its paces at Carolina Motorsports Park.
Both Marc Goossens and Renger van der Zande, who were recently announced as VISIT FLORIDA Racing’s full-time drivers for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign, were on hand to take their first laps in the car. 

Belle Isle: A State Park Turned Racetrack

With the city of Detroit being widely known as “The Automotive Capital of the World,” it is only fitting that North America’s premier sports car racing series visits the Raceway at Belle Isle Park each year.

Nicknamed the “Jewel of Detroit,” Belle Isle is a 982-acre island in the middle of the Detroit River managed as a natural, yet recreational state park for people to visit. The island itself is owned by the city of Detroit, while the Penske Corporation, led by racing legend Roger Penske, works with city officials to host the annual Detroit Grand Prix.