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Lexus Chronicles IMSA Entrance with Video Series

The Lexus RC F GT3 will make its IMSA race debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the manufacturer has chronicled its journey back to sports car racing with a three-part video series that can be viewed on the LexusVehicles YouTube page. The videos include on-track footage and interviews as the manufacturer, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and team partner 3GT Racing prepare for the Lexus GTD entries to take their maiden voyages on the Daytona road course, and as Lexus prepares to learn racing technologies that can transfer to its F and F SPORT production vehicles.

Fifty Years after Daytona Sweep, Ferrari 488s Target GT Class Victory in 24 Hours

This year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona marks fifty years since one of the race’s most famous finishes.

Ferrari arrived at the 1967 Rolex 24 At Daytona with four cars targeting the overall victory, including the two examples of the new 330 P4. After twenty-four hours, the 330 P4 of Chris Amon and Lorenzo Bandini had done just that. The image of the three red Ferraris, led by Amon and Bandini’s No. 23 Ferrari 330 P4, became one of the most famous images in the race’s history.

Rolex 24 Full Field Photo

This weekend, 55 cars will take to the track for the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. This year’s field includes brand new Daytona Prototype international and LM P2 prototype cars, as well as several new GT racecars and manufacturers – all ready to usher in the new era of North American sports car endurance racing. 

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More Than Just A Race – The Rolex 24 At Daytona

With the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona just around the corner, listen to the importance of the race from the drivers themselves.


Snow or Pavement, Stevenson Motorsports Driver Robin Liddell Driven to Compete

It isn’t unheard of for a race car driver to take part in sports such as cycling or running to keep fit in between races; but Robin Liddell, driver of the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS, has taken his pre-Rolex 24 training to a whole new level with competitive Nordic skiing. 

Anticipation of New Era For IMSA Prototypes Provides Incredible Excitement and Intrigue

There’s seldom any shortage of excitement at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, North America’s toughest, most prestigious sports car endurance race.

For the 55th running of the Rolex, though, the excitement has started long before the green flag drops Saturday afternoon. That excitement is about what’s on the grid – an all-new field of Prototype race cars, the fastest, most technologically advanced machines ever in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Memo Gidley To Make Highly Anticipated Return To Daytona

Popular sports car racer Memo Gidley is returning to Daytona International Speedway this week, three years after he was injured in a heavy crash during the third hour of the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

New Cars, Experienced Teams Make GT Class Favorites Tough to Predict in Rolex 24

Fifty-five IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entries take to the grid in, coincidentally, the 55th edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. There are four classes, two of them Prototype and Prototype Challenge, both populated by purpose-built race cars that resemble street cars only in passing.

Tequila Patrón ESM Debuts 2017 Liveries for Nissan Onroak DPi Machines

Seven years ago, Tequila Patrón ESM arrived on the sports car racing scene in the American Le Mans Series, boasting its bold green and black liveries. Since 2010, the Florida based team has claimed victory nine times, earning an additional twenty podiums in professional competition. Today, Tequila Patrón ESM has returned to full-time competition in the United States, entering two Nissan Onroak DPis in the Prototype class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Sebring International Raceway: Where American Endurance Racing Was Born

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule kicks off with a bang each year with the prestigious twice-around-the-clock Rolex 24 At Daytona. However, a few weeks later is a race that fans and drivers alike consider to be just as iconic, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled By Fresh From Florida.

Deemed America’s oldest road racing track, the 3.74-mile circuit sits just two hours from Tampa, Orlando, and the Palm Beaches, making it easily accessible to much of the state’s population and its incredibly loyal fan base.