INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 - The 33 greatest drivers in the world will cross the famed Yard of Bricks to take the green flag for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 at noon (ET) Sunday, May 29, 2011.
The start time has been 1 p.m. since 2006.
"With less than 100 days until the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, we are excited to finalize our start time so our fans can begin to make plans to celebrate with us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and CEO. "Starting the race at noon gives us an additional hour of daylight to ensure we can complete all 500 miles of the race in case we were to encounter any kind of inclement weather. Noon also has the green flag waving in a time slot that is better for our West Coast viewers.
"Our fans also have told us they like an earlier starting time, and it's very important for us to stay responsive to their vital feedback."
The inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 started at 10 a.m. after race organizers determined that start time would allow the race to be completed by dinner time. That stood as the official starting time for the event through 1941. After a four-year hiatus due to World War II, the race resumed in 1946 with an 11 a.m. start, a time that remained unchanged for 59 consecutive races through 2004.
The start time moved to noon in 2005 and again to 1 p.m. in 2006, when Indiana began observing Daylight Savings Time.
2011 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, "The Most Important Race in History," on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Children 12 and under will be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
Petaluma, CA (February 21, 2011)- Following a successful return to IMSA competition in 2010, TRG will return in 2011 with two full entries in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama. Fielding drivers Dr. Jim Norman and Randy Oswald who feature both speed and experience, the team looks set to return to the GT3 Cup Challenge ranks for the first time since 2006.
Taking a 25-year “hiatus” from racing to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Jim Norman joins TRG for his first full season of racing at this level. A graduate of the Skip Barber National ranks, Norman is not only a proven racer, but he’s also an experienced pilot and drummer. Sponsored by parathyroid.com, Norman has high expectations for his first full season of competition.
“I’m really excited to join TRG for the season,” explained Norman. “We had a successful test at Sebring last week and I was very pleased to find the pace that we did. To be part of the ALMS weekend with the GT3 Cup Challenge is a very special opportunity, and I look forward to next month’s first race.”
Randy Oswald will also join the team in his Verax sponsored Porsche GT3 Cup car. Coming from a banking and IT Background, the Toronot native comes with 12 years of experience in different Porsche disciplines, and should be a strong competitor in the TRG ranks.
“I’ve always wanted to be a part of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge,” stated Oswald. “I knew that this was the series I wanted to really make a run at, and I’ve spent the last two years running in a similar car to get ready. Running with TRG is a very welcome opportunity and I’ve been really happy with the level of professionalism and support they’ve given.”
For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, the opportunity to return to the IMSA ranks with such a strong driver lineup is a great sign of the team’s return.
“This promises to be a great year,” stated Buckler. “We have two drivers who are very talented and this really makes it even more exciting for the team. Dr. Jim was extremely impressive in his debut with us at last week’s test, and he’s been absolutely great to work with. He has his goals set, wants to hit his marks and we are going to help. Randy Oswald is another very talented guy and has shown some fabulous pace and racecraft in his club racing efforts with us and is ready to step it up here. Based on last week’s pace I’d say we have a really good team in the IMSA ranks this year—-this is gonna be fun!!”
TRG is a full-service motorsports company offering a
total driver ladder approach. This approach starts with track days, goes to
club events, up into street stock series and culminates in the ultimate goal of
professional motorsports. With sports car focused facilities in Petaluma,
California (Infineon Raceway) and Millville, New Jersey (New Jersey Motorsports
Park) the team can offer turn-key support as well as arrive-and-drive programs.
The company’s NASCAR operations are headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina. The team fields a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry and has the capacity to run ARCA, Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series.
The Racer’s Group was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing. The team boasts Rolex Series GT championships in 2005 and 2006 and holds the record for the most wins in Grand-Am with 31. The team’s resume is highlighted by five championships, three Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories and a Le Mans 24 Hour win.
Today, February 21, 2011, 5 hours ago
The first race weekend is in the books and the current championship leaders are Clay Rogers, Landon Cassill and Carl Edwards. Three drivers that didn't win their race are currently leading the standings.
At the end of the 53rd Daytona 500 Sunday, the proof was in the pushing for many, but none so much as David Gilliland and Bobby Labonte whose third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, were breakthroughs.
Few drivers had a more active Speedweeks than Dale Earnhardt Jr. There was a crash in the season-opening Budweiser Shootout last weekend, a crash in practice Wednesday that forced him into a backup car, and a crash in the final laps of Sunday's Daytona 500. Yet what kept NASCAR's most popular driver from winning NASCAR's biggest event was something far more mundane.
The planets aligned. Heck, the heavens stood still. And Trevor Bayne recaptured the magic of David Pearson in the Wood Brothers throwback No. 21 Ford, winning Sunday's 53rd running of the Daytona 500.
David Ragan's crew chief, Drew Blickensderfer, came out of his Roush Fenway Racing hauler after the Daytona 500 with a sandwich in his hand, so choking on the disappointment of his driver, David Ragan, losing a shot at winning the Great American Race wasn't an option.
One of NASCAR's best-kept secrets may be no longer.
Today, February 21, 2011, 21 hours ago
RECORD DAY: With the buddy- system style of racing the drivers preferred and the new rules it triggered, it's not surprising Sunday's Daytona 500 set race records for lead changes (74) and different leaders (22). Drafting partners had to...
Mile Marker 100 Leader: Brad Keselowski Next Five: Regan Smith, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton. Lap Leaders: Kurt Busch (1); Kevin Harvick (2); Kurt Busch (3); AJ Allmendinger (4); Harvick (5-8); Allmendinger (9); Jeff Gordon (10);...
Why did that winning car look so familiar? Because the Wood Brothers painted it in the same scheme of their Mercury that won the wild 1976 Daytona 500 with David Pearson aboard (red and white with gold numbers). It...
Race-winner Trevor Bayne Trevor Bayne talks about more than just winning: Earlier in the week at dinner, you said that if you won this race, you would be expected to go to New York, you would have to buy...
Nick Collins came back to Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, about six years after he was a Bethune-Cookman star football player. Things certainly have changed.
The 2012 Daytona 500 will be staged one week later than normal to tighten the early Sprint Cup Series schedule and to avoid a potential conflict with the NFL playoffs.
For the final four days of Speed Weeks, Brian Keselowski was on Cloud Nine, soaking up all of the aura of his first Daytona 500 as a driver. Unfortunately, 30 laps into Sunday's race, he got one final taste of another Daytona 500: The Big One, a spinning and grinding wreck that included 14 cars through Turns 3 and 4.
Carl Edwards said of all his Daytona 500s, his best finish felt the worst. Kurt Busch could relate.
The roar of the crowd said it all when Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead in Sunday's Daytona 500.
The predictions were right: It was a record-setting, wild and extreme Daytona 500 on new pavement Sunday. But nobody expected this finish. A kid, driving for NASCAR's oldest racing team, won a shootout to become the race's youngest champion.
1959 Lee Petty 1960 Junior Johnson 1961 Marvin Panch 1962 Fireball Roberts 1963 Tiny Lund 1964 Richard Petty 1965 Fred Lorenzen 1966 Richard Petty 1967 Mario Andretti 1968 Cale Yarborough 1969 Lee Roy Yarborough 1970 Pete Hamilton 1971 Richard...
Earnhardt won 30 races at Daytona before finally winning the 500 in 1998. He also won three more times after that for a total of 34. Stewart is now up to 16 Daytona wins without a 500. But who's counting?
With warm weather in the forecast for today's Daytona 500 and Ford's ability to ride second in a two-car draft for extended periods of time, NASCAR will allow teams to increase the size of their grille openings from 50 to 60 square inches.
Tad Geschickter -- "just call me 'Gearshifter' " -- has a feel for navigating the choppy waters of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Goodyear's director of racing Greg Stucker was asked point blank, "Has Goodyear developed the perfect race tire?"
She finished a lap down, but there were smiles all around the Danica Patrick camp following Saturday's Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Before the checkered flag fell on the third-closest finish in Nationwide Series history, four crashes slowed Saturday's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Four is a fabulous number for Tony Stewart. On Saturday, Stewart won the Nationwide Series' season opener for the fourth consecutive year -- driving the No. 4 Chevy -- by capturing the checkers in the DRIVE4COPD 300.
Turn 4 track access: All traffic attempting to access Daytona International Speedway's Turn 4 tunnel from International Speedway Boulevard at Bill France Boulevard will be sent east on International Speedway Boulevard to Midway Avenue, then south on Midway to Richard...
IDLE CHATTER: Bob Jeffrey Bob Jeffrey, longtime NASCAR spotter, currently serves in that role for Tony Stewart's No. 14 Cup Series team. What other duties do you have with the No. 14 team aside from spotting? "That's it. When...
FRIDAY Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio DIRTcar UMP Late Model 40-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos./Start Pos./Driver): 1. (5) Billy Moyer; 2. (6) Rick Eckert; 3. (9) Jimmy Mars; 4. (7) Scott Bloomquist; 5. (4)...
Things were going too smoothly in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona on Friday night.
Denny Hamlin shook his head and laughed when asked if his pets were OK and if his house was still standing.
On the 10th anniversary of her father's death, Kelley Earnhardt was at Daytona International Speedway, meeting people and celebrating the many good memories Dale Earnhardt had generated for others.
Is the new Roush Yates FR9 engine going to give those Fords an edge in Sunday's Daytona 500?
Looking to give the Nationwide Series back its own identity, NASCAR changed the eligibility standards for its title contenders this year.
There were two Big Ones on Friday night and, as a result, only two contenders left with two laps to go.
TODAY Turn 4 track access: All traffic attempting to access Daytona International Speedway's Turn 4 tunnel from International Speedway Boulevard at Bill France Boulevard will be sent east on International Speedway Boulevard to Midway Avenue, then south on Midway...
Michael Waltrip already was going to get in the Daytona 500 even before he fired up the No. 15 Toyota for the second Gatorade Duel 150 on Thursday.
VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK THURSDAY DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio World of Outlaws Late Model Series 50-lap A-main (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won): 1. (1) Scott Bloomquist/50 $10,000; 2. (10) Brady Smith/50 $5,000; 3. (4) Austin Hubbard/50 $3,000; 4....
Regan Smith found his comfort zone Thursday in the first Gatorade Duel At Daytona.
Jimmie Johnson (19) "How can you bet against a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion? Plus, my brother-in-law is chief engineer at Hendrick Motorsports -- I have team and family loyalty!" Eliot Spitzer, CNN's "Parker Spitzer" "Jimmie Johnson --...
The "Budweiser Roast of Kevin Harvick" will be shown on Speed at 9 p.m. Saturday. The show was taped before a live audience at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort.
My imagination, or did it take a long time to replace the segment of the wall Bobby Santos blew apart Thursday morning?
Clint Bowyer's stock keeps rising, after scoring two victories in the 2010 NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoffs.
Growing up, siblings agree to disagree. But when push comes to shove -- literally -- blood is blood and that was the case Thursday in the second Gatorade Duel At Daytona 150-mile qualifying race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has wrecked two cars over the last week. On Thursday morning, he gave one back.
Richard Childress Racing is doing everything it can to keep up with Kurt Busch.
It is the race within the race. Today, when the Duel At Daytona 150s go green, 46 drivers will be battling for starting positions in the Daytona 500.
The Beachside Speedway Express bus no longer runs. ROADWAY RESTRICTIONS Turn 4 track access: All traffic attempting to access Daytona International Speedway's Turn 4 tunnel from International Speedway Boulevard at Bill France Boulevard will be sent east on International Speedway...
Between Friday and Saturday, nearly four hours of Cup Series practice are scheduled. That means four more hours of tandem drafting, and four more hours of executing the Swoop-n-Swap in traffic.
A patchwork quilt of recreational vehicles and campers blankets the infield at Daytona International Speedway this week, but one stands above the crowd, literally and figuratively.
Tens of thousands of cars and motorcycles will roll into town before sunrise Sunday to watch the Daytona 500, filling up local parking lots that charge $40 for a spot.
From 1,500 feet, it's impossible to tell how high the waves are. But the visual of the green sea collapsing into herself, foaming white, was stunning from a different angle.
Stock car racing legend Donnie Allison earned many pole positions and victories during a rocky 20-year career that included crashes and injuries, sponsor struggles and family tragedies.
Travis Kvapil is a Wisconsin native. Like most from the Badger State, he bleeds green and yellow and is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan -- so much so that he attended the Packers' Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh almost two weeks ago.
Last July, Aric Almirola wasn't here to race. He was at Daytona International Speedway on standby for Jimmie Johnson, whose wife was expecting their first baby.
Green Bay safety Nick Collins will attend Sunday's Daytona 500 as the guest of Sprint Cup driver and Packers fan Travis Kvapil.
Michael Waltrip is planning, scheming and calculating different ways of making Sunday's Daytona 500.
Just a few years back the series was struggling to fill the field at certain venues, but at last count -- at least for Daytona -- the series is alive and well.
The series' new car has been several years in the making but this year they'll turn it loose for fulltime competition.
Clint Bowyer highlighted a huge night of action Tuesday at the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park when he captured the overall DIRTcar UMP Modified event championship.
If you think NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers only work race weekends, talk to Eddie Jarvis, an executive vice president at Stewart-Haas Racing.
NASCAR fans can stop by the DRIVE4COPD Pit Stop to take a COPD risk assessment and receive free giveaways.
Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, stars of the upcoming film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," will serve as the grand marshals of the Daytona 500 alongside the film's director, Michael Bay. Three vehicles from the film will also serve as pace cars for Sunday's race.
Country music star Martina McBride will sing the national anthem for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
For first-time visitors, Speed Weeks can be more difficult to navigate than the high-banked tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway.
As the son of a three-time Formula One champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. grew up dreaming of some day racing in Europe's most popular series.
One of Gene Patient's earliest memories as a NASCAR fan came while watching the 1976 Daytona 500 on TV.
Daytona Beach native Gene Patient has gone over the wall in the Sprint Cup Series and even headed up the fabrication department at Evernham Motorsports. But he insists neither of those gigs was the most gratifying of his 16-year career in motorsports.
A fist-sized chunk of clay launched off a roaring race
car's tire, soared over the track's chain-link fence and arced toward a group
of tall racing fans in coveralls.
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What the heck is happening to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway?
It appears the Speed Weeks stars are aligning for
NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. After drawing the pole
position for the Budweiser Shootout, he captured the Daytona 500 pole in
Sunday's time trials over Daytona International Speedway's 2.5-mile tri-oval.
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What the heck is happening to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway?
Hamlin could use a break Unlike race fans, Denny Hamlin is glad the Speedway will be closed until Wednesday. Speed Weeks aren't exactly off to a roaring start for the Toyota driver. On Saturday night, Hamlin was making a...
Going for the Six Pack Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson won his unprecedented fifth straight championship last year, so the rest of the field continues to give chase. Can Johnson continue his dominance and put six...
Junior draws the pole for the Shootout. Junior wins the pole for the 500. When do the conspiracy theories begin? Congrats. While you may not be ahead of the curve, you're in the lead draft. OK, we've waited until...
Rusty Wallace, former Cup Series champion, current team owner and father of driver Steven Wallace, and commentator for ESPN . . . Do you have dreams about still being a race car driver? "Yes, I do. I have dreams...
An excerpt from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s press conference after he won the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday: Dale, got to feel good about starting on the pole for Daytona next Sunday. I feel great. I mean, it's...
Though his highest speed in the No. 22 Dodge was only the 11th-fastest time during Sunday's Daytona 500 qualifying, the winner of Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout was feeling pretty good.
Kasey Kahne doesn't think the term "awkward" best describes his upcoming one-and-done season with Toyota's Red Bull Racing Team.
Thanks to an assist from Richard Petty Motorsports, Trevor Bayne didn't have to worry about Sunday's qualifying for the Daytona 500.
FAN CHATTER: Beverly Ayers Age: 70 Hometown: Randolph, Mass. Occupation: Retired health aide Favorite driver: I like Ward Burton. Least favorite driver: I can't say, because that would not be fair. Dale Earnhardt has been gone for 10 years...
Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout wasn't looking too good for Hendrick Motorsports about midway through the race.
Superlatives flew almost as fast as the cars on Daytona International Speedway Saturday night after the first two stock car races on the newly repaved track.
A freshly repaved Daytona International Speedway couldn't stop the big one from happening in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Saturday.
Bobby Gerhart may not win many other places, but the ARCA Racing Series veteran has certainly cornered the market when it comes to Daytona International Speedway.
There won't be any blazing records set at Daytona International Speedway today during Daytona 500 pole qualifying, but there will be a lot of head shaking and hand wringing.
Jamie McMurray never got the opening necessary to challenge for a victory in the dramatic final lap of the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night.
FRIDAY Volusia Speedway Park DIRTCAR NATIONALS World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-main (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, $10,000; 2. Sammy Swindell, $5,500; 3. Joey Saldana, $3,200; 4. Tim Shaffer, $2,800; 5. Paul McMahan, $2,500; 6. Stevie Smith, $2,300;...
The fastest way around Daytona International Speedway's newly paved, 2.5-mile tri-oval requires a speedy escort, nerves of steel and complete concentration.
The Budweiser Shootout might want to go back to its original name -- the Busch Clash.
It's no secret that nobody misses putting on that fire suit more than Rusty. He's jumpy and giddy on the calmest of days, so imagine how excited he'll be next Friday when he and Dale Jarrett take some high-speed laps.
Thirty drivers were eligible for the 33rd Budweiser Shootout At Daytona, but only 24 will roll to the green flag tonight at Daytona International Speedway.
After Jimmie Johnson's pit crew meltdown at Texas Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports decided to build its pit crew reserves, which could revolutionize the team aspect of stock-car racing.
NASCAR mechanics from 1948 could probably work on the engines used today in the Sprint Cup Series, because the V8 motors are fed air and fuel by a carburetor sitting atop the motor.
Thirteen years ago Ty Dillon got to celebrate Dale Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win in Victory Lane. On Friday he returned to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway when he won the pole for today's Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA race.
A Speed Weeks with a decided Earnhardt flavor got another burst of it Friday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. drew the pole for tonight's Budweiser Shootout.
As a teen, Canada's Maryeve Dufault beat out a large group of beauty queens from around the globe to be crowned the 2000 Miss Hawaiian Tropic International.
Growing up in New Jersey, Pat Reynolds had been told racing wasn't for girls. But that didn't stop her from loving the outings with her dad to the nearby dirt tracks.
On a dreary day like Thursday, one thing saves the show off the track at Daytona International Speedway -- tents.
Well, in most years, if a manufacturer increases its Cup Series involvement by 50 percent, it's big news. But for Dodge, this isn't most years.
Danica Patrick will begin the second phase of her NASCAR learning experience when she competes in the Feb. 19 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Milka Duno has only been racing for 13 years, but when it comes to racing circuits she's been around.
Indiana's Darrell Basham has driven in the ARCA Racing Series for 39 years, but last November, he thought he was done.
Danica Patrick's two-headed racing schedule -- one with fenders, one without -- will include two visits to Daytona Beach this year.
It wasn't when he showed up too drunk to practice at Darlington Raceway. Or when he tried to disguise a mouthful of marijuana as tobacco snuff during a DUI arrest in Bowling Green, Ky.
Whether it's the first or 40th time a fan has clutched tickets to the Daytona 500, the excitement still mounts in the days leading up to the race.
Country music star Brad Paisley, known for his albums "5th Gear" and "American Saturday Night" and such hit singles as "Then" and "Ticks," will perform at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show.
A week before NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne secures his harness for the start of the Daytona 500, he'll have several opportunities to celebrate a victory.
Thirteen years ago, 5-year-old Ty Dillon and his big brother, Austin, were romping on the playground in the infield at Daytona International Speedway.
With the NASCAR season starting Saturday with the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway, the sanctioning body released starting times for all its Sprint Cup Series events.
He has one of the most famous names in motorsports, but Bobby Dale Earnhardt is determined to go racing on his own.
At the will of circumstance, by the power of the improbable, Paul Menard will be driving for his fourth race team in as many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons.
An early morning fire in the engine shop of Joe Gibbs Racing resulted in plenty of water and smoke damage but no injuries, according to team officials.
To enhance fan communication and safety, and providing timely information, Daytona International Speedway has launched a mobile website, daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal is now the official newspaper of Daytona International Speedway, thanks to a marketing partnership agreement signed this week.
Chip Ganassi's drive for performance excellence from his three race teams hit a new high Sunday when his No. 01 BMW Riley captured the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
When it comes to the NASCAR brethren, their results in Sunday's Rolex 24 At Daytona were a mixed bag.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona is supposed to be a show of sportscar endurance, but Sunday's finish at Daytona International Speedway turned into a heart-pounding, one-lap dash to the checkered flag.
DAYTONA BEACH -- For some race fans, leaving Daytona International Speedway and climbing into the family car may seem like a letdown. They'd rather be speeding away in their own race car. Perhaps those drivers can take a little...
DAYTONA BEACH -- As the fog lifted Sunday morning, Megan Zeller took time to get breakfast with her race car driver boyfriend and relax after they got about 90 minutes of sleep throughout the night. Zeller, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical...
Dempsey, team owner and co-driver of the No. 40 Mazda, which made the post-race podium with a third-place finish in the GT class Sunday at the Rolex 24. At all surprised at how emotional you are? "I've been emotional...
There's nothing like a 24-hour race to test the repaved racing surface at Daytona International Speedway. In the end, after some 721 laps of racing, the reviews were five stars.
It's the nature of endurance racing. You do everything right and still something goes wrong.
There's nothing like revenge as a motivator. And after Thursday afternoon's happenings, driver Andy Lally and team owner Kevin Buckler had plenty of it.
What started as a wild, motorized free-for-all was decided by an electrifying drag race to the finish line. Scott Pruett mashed the gas and captured Sunday's Rolex 24 At Daytona to the delight of an infield throng enjoying a spring-like afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.
Name: LuLu Taggart Age: 49 Hometown: San Francisco, Calif., now 4 years living in Daytona Beach Occupation: Dental assistant Favorite driver: Patrick Dempsey Least favorite driver: I hate to make anybody feel bad, so I don't have a least favorite....
WHAT: Rolex 24 At Daytona ON THE TRACK TODAY: 3:30 p.m., finish of the race COURSE: 3.56-mile road course LENGTH: Timed event, 24 hours CARS: Daytona Prototype, Rolex GT RECORD: 112.897 mph, Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshimo, Toshio Suzuki, Anders...
Age: 69 Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany Occupation: Bio-medical Favorite driver: The Brumos Porsche drivers Least favorite driver: Some of the NASCAR guys. Dale Earnhardt has been gone for 10 years now. What do you see as Earnhardt's legacy to racing?...
FAST GREEN: Land speed record holder Andy Green, a Royal Air Force pilot, gave the command to start engines for the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday afternoon. Afterward, he met with the media and said he got the...
Today's big questions ...and maybe a few actual answers What is this, the 24 Hours of Bristol? It's beginning to sound that way. Driver after driver emerged from the cockpit during the early stints Saturday and talked about the...
Green, holder of the land-speed record (763.035 mph), who is grand marshal of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Let's start with a philosophical question: If you're breaking the sound barrier and start talking to yourself, do you hear it?...
You can see Tracy Krohn's car even in the darkest corner of Daytona International Speedway's 3.56-mile road course during the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
With limited experience in Grand-Am Road Racing, the NASCAR regulars felt right at home in Saturday's Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The No. 30 car did not exactly have a good start to its weekend. The Mazda RX-8 of Racers Edge Motorsports of DeLand never got on the track for Thursday's qualifying and was forced to start the Rolex 24 At Daytona from the back Saturday.
What does Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson do during Major League Baseball's offseason? He goes racing.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona looked
like a combination of I-95 at rush hour and a demolition derby Saturday. There
was so much contact between race cars, Daytona
International Speedway's 3.56-mile road course was littered with all manner of car
and sod clippings.
Full Rolex 24 coverage, photos and more