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Rolex 24 Features Frantic Early Pace

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As darkness falls four hours into the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car endurance race, the field is maintaining a pace you would associate more with the last lap than the first 125.

Rolex Honors TUDOR Team Owner Alex Job

Alex Job, Stewart Wicht, and Harris Snodgrass Harris Snodgrass and Stewart Wicht, President of Rolex Watch U.S.A. presents Rolex Watch to Alex Job recipient of the 2015 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award. (Rolex 24 photo)

Alex Job Racing owner Alex Job, of Tavares, Florida, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence.

IMSA, Ferrari Challenge Sign Three-Year Pact

Harry Cheung on track during Ferrari Challenge competition at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. (Tom Parker Photo)

The International Motor Sports Ass’n and Ferrari Challenge North America on Saturday announced a three-year extension of its partnership to continue running the Ferrari Challenge under IMSA sanction in North America through the 2017 season.

Plumb Brothers Take Control Of Daytona

Brothers Matt Plumb and Hugh Plumb celebrate after winning Friday's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge BMW Performance 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Dave Moulthrop)

One year ago, Matt Plumb was cruising with a comfortable lead in the BMW Performance 200, only to suffer a heartbreaking mechanical problem with four laps remaining.

Rennsport Reunion Dates Changed

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Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will now take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of Sept. 25-27, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally planned.

Audi R8 To Pace Rolex 24 Field

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A V10-powered Audi R8 will lead the field to the green flag for the third consecutive year in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, as International Motor Sports Ass’n (IMSA) officials announced Friday the Audi R8 V10 Plus will be the Official Safety Car for the twice-around-the-clock event.

Motorsports HoF Reveals 27th Class

Mark Martin is among the latest group of inductees in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. (NASCAR Photo)

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced its 27th class of inductees today at Daytona Int’l Speedway, a list of legends representing a variety of racing disciplines.

TranSystems Back With RLL Racing

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TranSystems Inc., a global engineering transportation firm, has renewed their role as an official team partner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an associate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Negri Delivers During Rolex 24 Qualifying

Oswaldo Negri Jr. put the Michael Shank Racing No. 60  Honda-Ligier JS P2 on the pole for Saturday's Rolex 24 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Michael Levitt Photo)

A brand-new car, a brand-new engine – that’s typically not the prescription for a pole-winning run for a 24-hour race. But Michael Shank Racing defied the odds, as driver Oswaldo Negri Jr. dominated Prototype qualifying on Thursday for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona with a blistering lap of 1 minute, 39.194 seconds, and 129.201 mph.

Maxwell Speeds To SportsCar Challenge Pole

Scott Maxwell put the Multimatic Motorsports No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R on the pole for Friday's BMW Performance 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photo)

Multimatic Motorsports captured its third consecutive Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge TOTAL Pole Award at Daytona Int’l Speedway in qualifying for Friday’s BMW Performance 200, with veteran Scott Maxwell running a lap of 1:56:520 (109.990 mph) in the No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R.

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