Rolex 24 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway always brings many of the best racing drivers across all disciplines. The latest racing superstar to make the crossover will be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch. At the annual ‘Motorsports Day’ event Toyota and Lexus hold in Plano, Texas Monday morning,  Lexus Motorsports announced the 2015 Cup champion will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Daytona January 25-26, 2020, piloting an AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 that competes in the GTD class.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 47 cars started the long and grueling 57th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and despite a major downpour in the second half, 10 entries weren’t sitting in the pits when the race was rain-shortened. Prior to the heavy rains that stopped the race a record two times, it was reliability issues involving multiple entries including class favorites. Just over an hour into the race, the No. 99 NTG Motorsport Porsche GTD hit the tire barriers at the West Horseshoe. Other than cosmetic damage, all appearedRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona was red flagged due to a driving rainstorm, pardon the pun. The rain came down a couple of hours before sunrise and has not relented, resulting in some cars sliding off track and the No. 4 Corvette hitting the tires hard at Turn 1. After spending over an hour under a yellow flag, IMSA decided just before the 17 hour mark to throw the red flag. The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi is leading with Fernando Alonso behindRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona is going green shortly and here we will have live updates throughout the race. The No. 50 Juncos Racing Cadillac DPi pulled into the pits before the start of the race. 00:00- No. 77 Mazda DPi leads from the start with the No. 6 Acura DPi. 00:09- No. 3 Corvette gets around a Porsche the GTLM lead while the No. 33 Mercedes AMG-GT3 leads the No. 13 Ferrari 488 GT3. 00:11- No. 99 Porsche in GTDRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After a year and a half together with Team Joest, Mazda has secured pole position for the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Oliver Jarvis backed up the No. 77’s RT24-P’s performance from the Roar Before the 24 and set a new track record with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 33.685 seconds to average 136.792 mph around the 3.56 mile roval. This broke a 26-year-old record set back in 1993 by P.J. Jones in a Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Toyota. “I think the goal forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NBC Sports announced Thursday its entire TV lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, set to take place on January 26-27. The 24-hour classic will have an all-star lineup as not only the IMSA crew covering the race, it’ll feature both NASCAR and IndyCar commentators, analysis and pit reporters, which is also NBC’s first race of a multi-year exclusive broadcast partnership with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IMSA CEO Ed Bennett described the stacked broadcast as an incredible sign ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 Roar Before the 24 test at the Daytona International Speedway road course prepares teams and drivers for the upcoming 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and caution was seemingly thrown to the wind by Mazda Team Joest ahead of the season-opening race for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. After suffering issue after issue in last year’s Rolex 24, the squad made several changes during the offseason to its technical staff and minor changes to their driver lineup that seem to be paying dividendsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Rolex 24 At Daytona has become renowned for its star power over the years, and next year’s 57th rendition is already shaping up to be no exception. Last week’s announcement that two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso would return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener for the second consecutive year was the initial confirmation of what are expected to be many superstar cameos in 2019. Alonso will share the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R with its full-seasonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NBC Sports Group announced Thursday that it’ll present over 100 hours of content for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as part of the network’s opening season of exclusive coverage, beginning with the 57th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Jan. 26-27. Among the 100+ hours NBC plans to air, more than 40 hours will be featured on NBCSN, such as a one-hour season preview that’ll air on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. EST. Following that will be two hours of Rolex 24 qualifying coverageRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 2, 2018) – The introduction of the LMP2 class and forthcoming changes to the GT Daytona (GTD) class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were the impetus for refinements to the 2019 IMSA Sporting Regulations released today. “Between the completion of a successful 2018 season last month and next week’s Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring, our team here at IMSA has hit another key target with the distribution of our 2019 Sporting and Technical Regulations,” said IMSA Vice President, Competition SimonRead More