Daytona 24 (2021)
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IMSA president John Doonan has written to thank WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stakeholders after NBC announced vastly improved viewing figures for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
Rolex 24 winner Antonio Garcia was left crying from “emotion and rage” after missing the celebrations due to a positive COVID-19 test, soon after the deaths of his grandfather and former mentor Adrian Campos.
HTP Winward Racing and Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing were left stunned by their GT Daytona-class triumph in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Sportscar veteran Ryan Dalziel says he knew there was “something special” about Era Motorsport even before the team won LMP2 in only its second Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, last Sunday.
Team Hardpoint EBM showed "great promise" on its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, says team co-owner and ex-Porsche factory driver Earl Bamber.
Wayne Taylor says winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona with his eponymous team was important to show it could succeed without long-time partner GM, admitting he was "getting bored" of his previous alliance.
Meyer Shank Racing's Acura ARX-05 felt "off" from the start of last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, according to Juan Pablo Montoya.
BMW can be "proud" of its third-place finish in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona against Corvette, says DTM star Marco Wittmann.
Mazda lost a shot at victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a rear wing issue that robbed its solo entry of downforce in the closing stages.
The Risi Competizione Ferrari's “large disadvantage” in pace compared to its rivals in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was "hard to take", says James Calado.
Jordan Taylor says GT Le Mans class victory in the Rolex 24 Hours was made bittersweet by his Corvette Racing teammate Antonio Garcia having to depart the track after testing positive for Covid-19.
Renger van der Zande says Chip Ganassi Racing deserved a far better reward than fifth place in the Rolex 24 Hours, after a puncture in the closing minutes dropped the Cadillac DPi-V.R out of winning contention.
Reigning NASCAR Cup series champion Chase Elliott and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson have both aired their hopes to return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in future, following their participation in this weekend’s event.
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque says he had to drive the “race of my life” to keep ahead of Renger van der Zande in the closing stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, until the Dutchman was forced to pit with a puncture.
One of Corvette Racing’s Rolex 24 GT Le Mans winners Antonio Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, which forced him to miss the most of the race.
Filipe Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves delivered Wayne Taylor Racing a fourth Rolex 24 at Daytona win in five years, after the pursuing Ganassi Cadillac blew a tire with seven minutes to go.
Filipe Albuquerque is holding a 12sec lead for Wayne Taylor Racing with three hours to go, but Scott Dixon is charging the Ganassi Cadillac back into contention as he recovers from a penalty.
The pole-winning Whelen Engineering Action Express Racing Cadillac has been knocked out of contention from the Rolex 24 at Daytona lead fight after suffering a failure in its gearbox.
Defending Rolex 24 Hours champion Renger van der Zande says there’s some “crazy stuff” happening on track as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season opener at Daytona goes into its closing stages.
The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura led the Rolex 24 at Daytona with six hours to go, as Alexander Rossi held a small lead over Kevin Magnussen's Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac at the 18-hour mark.
The Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac led the Rolex 24 at Daytona with nine hours to go, taking advantage of a caution period to take the lead away from the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.
The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 held a narrow advantage at the halfway point of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with Filipe Albuquerque just clear of Mike Rockenfeller's Action Express Racing Cadillac.
Jimmie Johnson’s Ally Action Express Racing Cadillac is leading the Rolex 24 at Daytona after nine hours, but is under intense pressure from the Chip Ganassi Racing machine of Renger van der Zande.
Sebastien Bourdais in the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac heads IndyCar rival Scott Dixon in the Chip Ganassi Racing Caddy after six hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, while Corvette continues to dominate GT Le Mans.
Reigning NASCAR Cup champion and Rolex 24 at Daytona debutant Chase Elliott says his first race stint in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar series opener was “terrible” and fears that he damaged his car by hitting a curb.
Tristan Vautier in the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac is leading the 59th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after three hours, while the Corvette C8.Rs are running 1-2 in GT Le Mans.
BMW’s Bruno Spengler has refuted the blame for the bizarre GT Le Mans crash before the startline of the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona that forced the majority of the GT field to make a panicked avoidance.
Polesitter Felipe Nasr took his Action Express Racing Cadillac into the lead at the start of the race, but there was trouble for both the Mazda Prototype and the sole GT Le Mans-class Porsche.
Former IMSA SportsCar Championship title winner Dane Cameron is predicting this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona season opener will be a "wild one".
Loic Duval’s JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac edged to the top of the times by 0.012sec ahead of Kevin Magnussen of Chip Ganassi Racing in the final practice for the Rolex 24 Hours.
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Mazda driver Harry Tincknell believes that the Japanese marque is "in a strong place" in its bid for a first win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend.
Chip Ganassi Racing's Renger van der Zande set a startling lap time to head the field by 0.313sec at the end of a 105-minute third practice session for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
A.J. Allmendinger proved he hasn’t lost his sportscar chops, topping second practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona by more than a quarter second in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05.
Renger van der Zande’s Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac went fastest in opening practice for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, but the top four cars were covered by less than 0.2sec.
Wright Motorsports’ Porsche can fight for IMSA GT Daytona-class honors in the Rolex 24 Hours, according to the team’s Michelin Endurance Cup ace, Jan Heylen.
Mathieu Jaminet will be replaced by Sven Muller in this weekend’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after the Frenchman tested positive for COVID-19.
Kamui Kobayashi says seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is getting on the pace in the IMSA Prototype class and expects further progress next week.
Overcoming a grid penalty, Action Express Racing's Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani landed pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, beating Mazda by 3.66sec in the wet-dry 100-minute qualifying race.
NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott says that adapting to an IMSA Prototype’s rolling speed through turns was the trickiest part of his simulator preparation for the Rolex 24 Hours.
The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona will see Era Motorsport’s Oreca-Gibson running a livery inspired by six-year-old contest winner Owen.