Sandbagging has come up a lot in sportscar racing lately. Every team got busted for sandbagging before the 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 didn’t show their true pace before qualifying. How do teams trick officials into thinking cars are slower than they are?
Corvette Racing gave us the most insane race finish when they told their No. 3 and No. 4 cars to have at it at the end of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. We’ve got the driver who finished just a nose ahead of his own teammate here to answer your questions. Ask Oliver Gavin anything you want—on racing or otherwise. Go!
The Corvette Racing teammates had the photo finish of a lifetime at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona, so we’ve got Oliver Gavin from the No. 4 Corvette here for a Q&A LIVE at 3 p.m. EST. Ask about anything you want, from what went through his mind at Daytona to who’s his toughest competitor is (besides No. 3.)
There’s only one class at the Rolex 24 where I could easily guess the winner before the last hour of the race: Prototype Challenge. Every other class had a balls-out fight ‘til the end despite having raced around the Daytona road course for an entire day. Best of all, there was an insane Corvette vs. Corvette photo…
Not even the teams participating in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship understand how the driver rankings work. Former series champion, frequent driving coach and all-around excellent dude Andrew Davis somehow scored an oh-so-coveted amateur “silver” ranking. Screencap from the Magnus Racing Rolex 24 live stream. …
There’s no bigger code brown than spinning at the front of a huge pack of cars, inadvertently becoming a manned island that you hope people don’t hit—especially if you’re just around a corner.
The No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 somehow got routed through the infield access roads to reach its own garage for service. Patrick Lindsey had to be push-started before heading in for repairs, at which point he battled several fans’ cars for position.
Ferris wheel shots are the best. Here’s the No. 01 Claritin/Target Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing from last night at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Photo credit: Ford Performance
If you’ve been watching the 24 Hours of Daytona, you may have been baffled by the speed of the Lamborghinis. Several drivers mentioned that the Lamborghini Huracán GT3s are significantly faster than the rest of the GTD class, but the two leading Lamborghinis solved that issue by taking each other out late at night.
A fantastic run by the DeltaWing gave fans hope. It’s quick today! It’s holding together! Maybe today’s Rolex 24 at Daytona will be the race where it finally has a chance at the overall win! Sadly, DeltaWing driver Andy Meyrick rear-ended a stopped car on track that wasn’t signaled with a full-course yellow flag.
Despite months of successful testing and promising runs including some time in the lead during the beginning of today’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, both Ford GTs have run into their first major issues during the race.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend is upon us, and a lot of hours means a lot of race coverage. But do not fret, and do not be overwhelmed. We’ve taken your watching options and put them in a neat, organized fashion. How kind of us.
WeatherTech Sports Car Championship team Magnus Racing never takes themselves too seriously, so that’s why their 24 Hours of Daytona live stream is such a treat. After a few hours, Daytona madness kicks in. That, plus their usual sense of humor, is gold, dang it, gold! Best of all, they’re doing it again this year.
Whenever a new sports car is released, it seldom even moves the needle for me until it goes on track. Fortunately, this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona features the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 and the BMW M6 finally proving their worth alongside other rad GT machinery and purpose-built racing prototypes, and it’s great.
The Roar Before the 24 is an important event in American endurance racing. It’s the first opportunity to test new cars for the the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. IMSA uses data from the event to equalize the cars, which only really works if teams run to their full potential. Of course they didn’t.
If you’ve ever wondered where some of the spectacular motion shots of race cars on track come from, chances are, it’s from a photographer hanging out the back of an open van. Sound nuts? Looks nuts. A simple yet meaty harness is the only thing keeping the photographer out of the car’s grille behind him.
Magnus Racing, the perennial pranksters of the IMSA paddock, are back in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with an all-new car. So they’ve made another clever video for the start of the season—this time in Lego, and with appearances from various drivers as well as last year’s Ballast Possum (RIP).
Sabine Schmitz was originally on Frikadelli Racing’s roster for the Roar Before The Rolex 24, but wasn’t there according to many reports from the weekend. However, Frikadelli Racing’s team owner told Sportscar365 that Schmitz may race in the Rolex 24 anyway, depending on filming commitments with a show you may or may…