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  1. IMSA News Roundup: 34 Entries Set for Sebring Test Next WeekRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Paddock Talk

    Steven Cole Smith, IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The next round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is America's oldest professional sports car endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida set for Saturday, March 18. And while IMSA competitors are still basking in the glory of a successful season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona last month, they're also ready to get back to business.

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  2. Rolex 24 at Daytona - Dario Franchitti has a grand timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | The Daily Record

    Champion Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti enjoyed his honorary role at the tough Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance race in Florida last weekend, which saw fellow Scots Ryan Dalziel and Robin Liddell getting in on the action on track. Franchitti, from Bathgate, delivered the famous command, "Drivers, start your engines," as the gruelling 24-hour race got off in some of the most challenging conditions racers had ever been up against.

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  3. Daytona 24 Hours: Wayne Taylor Cadillac scores controversial winRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 29 | Motorsport.com

    Cadillac claimed victory in the Daytona 24 Hours as two of its new prototypes battled right to the end of the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener. The Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R shared by brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, Max Angelelli and Jeff Gordon took the victory by just over half a second from the best of the Action Express Racing Caddys.

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  4. Daytona 24 Hours: Hr10 - Drama as a favorite takes a hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 28 | Motorsport.com

    Just before the race reached its 10-hour mark, Brendon Hartley's ESM Nissan ground to a halt, thereby removing Cadillac's toughest opposition so far. Hartley had just stopped for a new set of wet tires and ran wide twice on the infield on his out lap.

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  5. Daytona 24 Hours: Hr1 - Cadillacs dominate opening hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 28 | Motorsport.com

    Cadillac and Ford lead the two pro classes in the 55th Running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, while a Ferrari heads GTD. Polesitter Joao Barbosa took the lead at the start in his Cadillac DPi-V.R, ahead of Action Express Racing teammate Dane Cameron.

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  6. Daytona 24 Hours: Cadillacs dominate qualifying, Jani starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Motorsport.com

    Action Express scored an impressive 1-2 on the grid with their pair of Cadillac DPi-V.Rs, but WEC champion Neel Jani took a brilliant third in Rebellion Racing's Oreca-Gibson. Two-time series champion Joao Barbosa earned his first pole position for over two years, as he wound the AXR Cadillac around the 3.56-mile Daytona road course in just 1min36.903sec on his sixth and final lap in the Prototypes' 15min segment.

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  7. Taquila Patron ESM's Nissan DPi prototype ready for return to IMSA, Rolex 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | AutoWeek

    Tequila Patron ESM this week took delivery of its first of two new cars for the 2017 season, the Nissan Onroak DPi. Full-season drivers Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and Ryan Dalziel ran the car's first laps at Sebring International Raceway for the two-day test this week.

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  8. New Nissan DPi is "confidence-inspiring" says van OverbeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    Tequila Patron ESM driver Johannes van Overbeek says the team's initial test with the new Nissan Onroak DPi was positive although he acknowledged there was still a lot of preparation to be done before the car's race debut. Van Overbeek, who was on ESM's race winning crew at this year's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, said that basing the new car's design on the Ligier JS P2 had provided a strong foundation.

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  9. Nissan's New Imsa Prototype Is All Curves And Nightmare Fuel With The Heart Of a GT-RRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Jalopnik

    Ever wondered what the thing that goes bump in the night would look like in race car form? Behold the new Nissan Onroak DPi in all its naked carbon fiber glory, which we swear isn't a giant GT-R powered mechanical fish-being from an alternate dimension here to eat your face. This is Nissan's entry into the world of DPi cars-the new spec which competes in the highest Prototype class in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

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  10. WEC's standout LMP2 and GTE stars of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    Following on Motorsport.com's Top 10 LMP1 drivers of 2016, Sam Smith selects 10 standout performers in the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP2 and GTE classes this year. The LMP2 class enjoyed its strongest season yet since the inception of the FIA WEC, and there were countless candidates that enjoyed excellent campaigns.

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  11. ESM announces IMSA line-up, adds Hartley for DaytonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    The Tequila Patron ESM squad has announced its drivers for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and will be joined by Porsche LMP1 driver Brendon Hartley for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. ESM returns to the US-based series full time in 2017 following its exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship, and will field a pair of Ligier JS P217-based prototypes built to the new DPi ruleset with backing from Nissan.

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  12. Visit Florida Racing tests its new Riley-GibsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    The team tested at Carolina Motorsports Park prior to next week's two-day IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test at Daytona, December 13-14. Van der Zande was announced last month as VFR's replacement for Ryan Dalziel, who is heading to the Pirelli World Challenge.

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  13. Sports Car Pros Lend Expertise for new Continental TireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Automobile Magazine

    This smells like a publicity stunt: Introduce a new ultra-high-performance tire, have five IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers show up, and tell everybody the drivers actually worked with tire engineers during the tire's development - and made some significant contributions. The event is the media and dealer introduction of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport.

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  14. Porsche trio's World Endurance Championship triumphRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | The Daily Record

    Taking to the podium: Dumas, Lieb and Jani are now the world's best as the Porsche marque has been sweeping the board. Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team 2: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb, Porsche Team 1: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber PORSCHE have made a clean sweep of the FIA World Endurance Championship despite only managing sixth place in the last race of the season in Bahrain.

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  15. Leading LMP2 drivers lose silver-rated status for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    Leading LMP2 drivers Gustavo Menezes and Roman Rusinov have lost their silver-rated status in the revised list of FIA driver categorisations for next season. Both Menezes and Rusinov are the designated silver-rated drivers in their respective teams, G-Drive Racing and Signatech Alpine.

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  16. Continental Launches new UHP Tire at 2016 SEMA Show #TENSEMA16Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Modified Mustangs & Fords

    The wheel and tire industry is such a big part of the SEMA show it encompasses pretty much the entire south hall and a good chunk of the outdoor display area as well. Motorsports, street performance, passenger, and light truck tires from a myriad of manufacturers can be seen on display throughout the hall.

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  17. Top IMSA Drivers Find Where The Rubber Meets The Road With Continental TireRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2016 | Paddock Talk

    Steven Cole Smith, IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver Ryan Dalziel is calmly speaking into the tape recorder. Fortunately, he doesn't have to hold the tape recorder, which is good, because his hands are pretty busy: He's accelerating up to and beyond 150 mph at the wheel of a new Dodge Challenger SRT 392, a 485-horsepower manual-transmission monster with a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.

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  18. Conti collaborates with race drivers for new tireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Tire Business

    Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. called upon five professional race drivers to offer input in the design of its latest UHP tire, the ExtremeContact Sport. - on the market since 2009 - and targets car enthusiasts who demand extreme grip in dry and wet conditions, the tire maker said.

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  19. Cameron leads early stages of 19th Petit Le MansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale at Road Atlanta got off to a quiet start, but there were major order changes following the first rounds of pitstops. Initially, the Prototypes followed their qualifying order, and so Olivier Pla was chased by Tristan Nunez's Mazda #55, Dane Cameron in Action Express Racing's #31 Corvette DP, Tom Long in the second Mazda, Christian Fittipaldi in the second AX Corvette, Ryan Dalziel in the VisitFlorida,com Corvette, Johannes van Overbeek in the ESM Ligier-Honda, Katherine Legge in the DeltaWing and Ricky Taylor's Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette.

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  20. Shank Ligier leads Petit Le Mans at 3-hour markRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | Motorsport.com

    Despite an ongoing pitstop problem, Olivier Pla got Michael Shank Racing back into the lead at Road Atlanta as Corvette Racing appeared to gain a strong grip on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GTLM championship honors. The second round of pitstops, caused by a spun PC car around the 90-minute mark, saw Action Express Racing do its traditionally fine job in not only getting championship leader Dane Cameron back in the lead, but also sending Christian Fittipaldi out ahead of the two Mazdas and into second place.

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