Porsche scored the first 4 positions on the GT grid for the 2013 edition of the 24 Hour race at Daytona. The perfect start to a thrilling race – and a race, everyone wants to win.
Runner-Up at Rolex 24 Something To Celebrate
Newly Christened Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP Performs Flawlessly
At the Hands of Angelelli, Jordan Taylor and IndyCar Champ Hunter-Reay
Date: Jan. 26-27, 2013
Event: 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona (Round 1 of 12)
Series: Daytona Prototype division of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (3.56-mile, 12-turn road course)
Start/Finish: 12th / 2nd (Running, completed 709 of 709 laps)
Winner: Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya and Charlie Kimball of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (BMW)
It wasn’t that frustratingly elusive win to end its eight-year victory drought at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but second place in this weekend’s 51st renewal of the traditional GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season opener was most certainly the next-best thing. And the drivers and crew of the newly christened No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP team of Wayne Taylor Racing will gladly take this runner-up result and do just a little bit of celebrating. Read Full Article →
Chevrolet Roars into Daytona for Kickoff to 2013 GRAND-AM Road Racing Season; New Team Chevy Racing Display to Highlight Fan Activities for the Weekend
DETROIT – Chevrolet is ready to get back to racing and kick off the 2013 GRAND-AM Road Racing season. The year will begin with the 51st running of the Rolex 24-Hour at Daytona, a legendary endurance race that tests both man and machine.
Following a successful campaign in 2012 which saw the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype make its competition debut, Team Chevy looks to build on the strength of last season’s eight Daytona Prototype victories that netted the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Series Engine Manufacturers’ Championship.
This season Team Chevy’s Rolex Sports Car Series roster is comprised of six Corvette DP teams, including the newly established 8Star Motorsports, which will field the No. 3 Corvette DP. 8Star will join Action Express Racing, which fields two entries: the No. 5 and No. 9 Corvette DPs. Long-time Team Chevy partner Wayne Taylor Racing will field the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Filling out the Team Chevy Rolex DP roster are the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP and the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP.
Also competing in the Rolex 24-Hour under the Team Chevy banner will be No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R and the No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette GT.R. Read Full Article →
PATRICK LONG, SPENCER PUMPELLY
PATRICK LINDSEY, JASON HART, DANIEL GRAEFF
No. 73 Racing4Research Porsche for Park Place Motorsports Set for 51st Rolex 24
After Setting the Pace at the Recent Roar Before the 24 Test Days
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2013) – A new racing season unveils a brand new contender for the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona GT-class victory when the No. 73 Racing4Research Porsche GT3 Cup entry for newly christened Park Place Motorsports hits the 3.56-mile, 12-turn Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road circuit for this weekend’s traditional twice-around-the-clock endurance marathon.
While the racing team may be in just its third month of existence, key members of its all-star driver lineup, engineering staff and crew are certainly no strangers to Daytona’s hallowed victory lane and, buoyed by their strong showing at the Roar Before the 24 test days earlier this month, as well as that of the sister No. 72 Vess Energy Services Porsche GT3 entry, Park Place Motorsports has served notice it will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.
Led by veteran road racer Patrick Long, the world’s only American Porsche factory driver, a three-time American Le Mans Series champion and a 2009 Rolex 24 winner, the No. 73 Racing4Research team left the Jan. 4-6 test weekend fastest among all 41 GT-class entries that took part. Moreover, the lineup that also includes two-time Rolex 24 winner Spencer Pumpelly (2006 and 2011) alongside co-drivers Patrick Lindsey, Jason Hart and Daniel Graeff also enjoyed a nearly flawless test weekend on and off the track from an executional standpoint – a rarity for a brand new organization. Under the direction of team principals Lindsey and John Horton, who also serves as head of engineering, the Park Place Motorsports unit that opened its doors to the public Nov. 10 has performed like the collection of successful and seasoned veterans that it is, and it has not missed a beat since. Read Full Article →
JORDAN TAYLOR & RYAN HUNTER-REAY
Angelelli, WTR Welcome Velocity Worldwide, Younger Taylor Brother,
Reigning IndyCar Champ for Full-Scale Assault on 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2013) – The Velocity Worldwide era begins for Wayne Taylor Racing this weekend with a new full-time co-driver and the reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion also sharing the driving duties with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli at the year’s biggest race – the 51st running of the traditional GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Angelelli, who’s been the lone constant in the driver’s seat since the Rolex Series program started by three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor first took to the track in 2004, welcomes new primary sponsor Velocity Worldwide to the fold in 2013. The global customer engagement agency headquartered in New York, London, Dublin and Belfast brings with it a stunning, black carbon-fiber paint scheme for the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP – harkening the 2005 Rolex Series season that kicked off with Angelelli and Taylor co-driving a sleek, black Daytona Prototype to a thoroughly dominating Rolex 24 victory with Frenchman Emmanuel Collard, then following with an equally dominating run through the rest of the Rolex Series schedule en route to the 2005 championship. Read Full Article →
Park Place Motorsports Off to ‘Roaring’ Start
No. 73 PPM/Racing4Research Porsche Lays Down Fastest GT-Class Lap
To Cap Highly Successful Three-Day Test for Upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona
Date: Jan. 4-6, 2013
Event: Roar Before the 24 Test Days
Series: Grand Touring division of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (3.56-mile, 12-turn road course)
PPM Fastest Laps: 1:48.569 at 118.045 mph by Patrick Long in the No. 73 PPM/Racing4Research Porsche GT3
1:51.989 at 114.440 mph by Jean Francois Dumoulin in the No. 72 Vess Energy Porsche GT3
Overall Fastest GT-Class Lap: 1:48.569 at 118.045 mph by Patrick Long of Park Place Motorsports (Porsche GT3)
In its first public showing since the newly formed organization was announced in mid-December, Park Place Motorsports (PPM) left its mark in the biggest way possible at this weekend’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Roar Before the 24 test days on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road circuit. Read Full Article →
Ryan Hunter-Reay Joins WTR Lineup for Rolex 24
Reigning IndyCar Series Champ To Co-Drive With Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor
In the Newly Christened No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2013) – Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has been named the third co-driver alongside 2013 full-time teammates Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor when the newly christened No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP for Wayne Taylor Racing takes to the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road course for the 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Thursday’s announcement came on the eve of the annual Roar Before the 24 test days Friday through Sunday on the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona road circuit. The Rolex 24 is set for Jan. 26-27. Read Full Article →
Tony Stewart had an answer for the dominant pair of Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle.
In winning Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Stewart side-drafted and separated Kenseth and Biffle, who had surged into the lead during a two-lap run to the finish, then pulled away for his fourth win in the last eight July races at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.
As Stewart approached the checkered flag for his third win of the season and the 47th of his career, a massive wreck in Turn 4 skewed the finishing order behind him. Stewart’s 47th victory broke a tie with Hall of Famer Buck Baker for 14th all-time.
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