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  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series leaked

    Chevrolet is set to announce a special-edition Corvette on Friday at its preview event for the weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the Corvette Racing team will be competing, but details on the car have already surfaced via a Daytona International Speedway mobile phone app. The new special edition is called the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series, and there isn't one but four cars to choose from. The image above is a screen shot of the four cars taken from the app. It was first posted on Wednesday by Corvette Blogger, which also has photos of some of the special-edition...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Rumored 2019 Corvette special edition could be last with engine up front

    Chevrolet is set to introduce its highly anticipated mid-engine Corvette later this year. The new car represents the eighth generation of the Corvette line and its arrival will likely mark the end of the nameplate's front-engine era. This means a special-edition Corvette that Chevy is rumored to be...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car with heritage livery, IMSA 2019 season
    Acura WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racers to sport heritage livery in 2019

    As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Acura plans to race its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototype race cars with a heritage-inspired livery. The Japanese luxury brand showed the new livery off on Thursday, revealing a design that traces its roots back to the1991-1993 Comptech Racing...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs
    Ford GT to wear historic liveries for Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fans will be treated to historic liveries on a pair of Ford GTs set to do battle in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled two throwback liveries for the numbers 66 and 67 GT race cars on Thursday. It's the first time the GT will sport...

  • Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE racer
    Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE in preparation for 2019 24 Hours of Daytona

    Alex Zanardi, a current BMW factory driver, has completed his first test of the BMW M8 GTE racer. The handicapped driver spent three days at Miramas in southern France in preparation for the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona race scheduled for next January. Zanardi not only spent the three days to learn and...

  • Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962
    You can buy this Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962

    Someone out there with heaps of cash will be able to add one amazing Porsche to their collection. Famed racing driver Derek Bell calls it his favorite race car, and soon it's coming up for auction. It's the 1989 Porsche 962 that won at Daytona, and it will be auctioned off at the upcoming Mecum...

  • No. 5 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    The 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicked off this past weekend with a cracker of a 24 Hours of Daytona. It was a record-setting race that saw Cadillac and Ford continue their strong performances from last year. It was the No. 5 Konica Minolta Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi that claimed the overall victory, with the trio also setting a new record for the most miles driven in the race. They managed 2,876.48 miles, or about 808 laps. The previous record of 2,760.96 miles was set all the way back in 1982 by John Paul...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car
    BMW M8 race car revealed

    BMW previewed the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during last September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and now after a torturous development program the completed car has been revealed. The version shown is the M8 GTE, BMW’s entry for the World Endurance...

  • Fernando Alonso
    Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will take time out from his pre-season schedule for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. Alonso will join Lando Norris and Phil Hanson at United Autosports to pilot the team’s LMP2-spec car, a Ligier JS P217. The...

  • No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R  at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
    1-2 finish for Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    Cadillac’s new DPi-V.R scored a one-two finish on Sunday at the 24 Hours of Daytona after dominating the whole weekend. Crossing the line in first place was the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R , fielded in the premier Prototype class by Wayne Taylor Racing and driven by Max Angelelli...

  • Joao Barbosa in the Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
    Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    This weekend is the opening round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but the action started on Thursday with qualifying. All the cars in the premier Prototype class are new this year and now they've finally shown off what they're capable of. The fastest proved to be the new Cadillac...

  • John Baldessari BMW M6 GT3 Art Car
    BMW’s latest Art Car is the John Baldessari M6 GT3

    It was in 1975 that French racer and art lover Hervé Poulain in collaboration with BMW’s motorsport boss at the time, Jochen Neerpasch, asked artist Alexander Calder to design the livery for a race car. The result was a colorful BMW 3.0 CSL, which in 1975 raced at the 24 Hours of Le...

  • 1989 Porsche 962

    Ever wanted to own a race car? How about a race car that won the 24 Hours of Daytona? Now is your chance to do both of these things, provided you're ready to haul a fat sack of cash with you to the upcoming Mecum Auctions event taking place during this year's Monterey Car Week. That's because a certain Porsche 962 from the late '80s is set to cross the block, and it all goes down this August. In 1989, Derek Bell teamed up with Bob Wollek and John Andretti to take the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Daytona. They did so in this very car. Bell has stated, according to the auction lot...

  • 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    The Beginner's Guide To The Rolex 24 At Daytona: Mega Gallery

    I've always respected the purity of sports car racing, but I just never really got into it. And then the invitation came from Audi to attend the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. With little exposure to the sport, I had to educate myself on the various classes and the...

  • Number 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier-Honda JSP2 prototype at 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Honda-Powered ESM Prototype Powers To 2016 Daytona 24 Hours Victory, Corvette Takes GT Class

    The number 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier-Honda JSP2, driven in the premier Prototype class by Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek, Scott Sharp and Tequila Patrón CEO Ed Brown, was the winning car at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening race of the 2016 IMSA...

  • DeltaWing race car at 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    After Successful Start, DeltaWing Suffers Crash At 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona: Video

    The season opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, is currently underway. Unfortunately for the DeltaWing from Panoz DeltaWing Racing, the race was over within a few hours due to a crash. ALSO SEE: The Beginner's Guide To The Rolex 24 At Daytona: Mega...

  • 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying
    Heavy Rain Mars 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona Qualifying

    The first major motorsport event of the year is on this weekend in Daytona, Florida. We are, of course, talking about the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which this year sees several new race cars competing including Ford Motor...

  • 2016 Ford GT race car
    Ford GT Drivers For 2016 United SportsCar Championship Announced: Video

    The 2015 motorsport season may be coming to a close but things are already heating up for next year. One of the most exciting prospects is the competitive debut of Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT race car. The car has been confirmed for both the United SportsCar Championship and the...

  • Lamborghini Huracán GT3 race car

    Lamborghini’s Huracán GT3 was unleashed at the start of this year, and its first port of call was the Blancpain Endurance Series. Next year, however, the raucous racer will enjoy an expanded motorsport program that will include an entry in the United SportsCar Championship. MUST SEE: Cramming A $4.5M Lamborghini Veneno Into A Transport Truck: Video Lamborghini’s fledgling motorsport division Squadra Corse has confirmed the Huracán GT3 will contest the full season of the United SportsCar Championship next year, which means its competition debut will be the Rolex 24 at...

  • 2016 Ford GT race car
    Ford GT Race Car's Schedule Revealed, 2016 Daytona 24 Hours Competition Debut Confirmed

    Ford's new race car based on the upcoming GT supercar is currently testing on multiple continents ahead of a competition debut in 2016. We now know when that debut will happen as the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has posted up the car’s complete schedule for the 2016 motorsport season. As...

  • Audi R8 V10 Daytona hotlap GIF
    Audi R8 V10 Plus Hotlap At 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona: Video

    The Rolex 24 at Daytona is now over for the year, and while the prototypes may be the nominal headliners, it’s the GTD field—the real cars—that capture our attention. Prior to the race, Audi ran hot laps around the race circuit in two very real cars: the bone-stock, street legal...

  • #2 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype at the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Ford & Chip Ganassi Racing Win The 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona

    This past weekend was the 53rd running of the Daytona 24 Hours, and the winning team was Chip Ganassi Racing running a Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype powered by an EcoBoost V-6 in the premier Prototype category. Taking turns behind the wheel of the winning #2 car were Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle...

  • 2015 Rolex 24, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Daytona International Speedway
    The 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 At Daytona: Mega Gallery

    The race is over, the stands empty, the fans looking forward to Sebring. The winners are celebrating, the rest of the field is commiserating, rallying, looking forward to Sebring. This is the time to look back at the Rolex 24, to enjoy what it was—and what it wasn’t—before moving...

  • Ferrari at the 2014 Daytona 24 Hours
    Ferrari North America CEO Marco Mattiacci on USSC endurance racing in America

    At the Daytona 24 Hours race this January, we sat down with Ferrari North America's CEO Marco Mattiacci to talk racing, touching on both the current Tudor United SportsCar Championship series, and Ferrari's history in endurance racing. How those things intertwine--or don't--and how Ferrari...

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