Wayne Taylor Racing continued their streak of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship domination with another overall win today at Circuit of the Americas. That we sort of expected. Sadly, the surprise of the day was the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM car going out in flames with less than 10 minutes left in the race.
Few racing drivers amuse us quite as much as Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor. Not only has his team been dominating this year’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season, but he’s known for hilarious pranks, one very good dog and he’s LIVE with us now to answer any questions you have for him!
What would you like to ask Cadillac racer, prankster and good dog owner extraordinaire Jordan Taylor? He’s been unbeatable this season in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and shared a car with Jeff Gordon for 24 Hours of Daytona. You can ask him anything you want TODAY at 2:30 p.m. ET.
You know the phrase “act like you’ve been there?” That’s sort of what the Wayne Taylor Racing team did to win one of the famous Rolexes that go to winners of the 24 Hours of Daytona. They all decided—yes, including Daytona-only teammate Jeff Gordon—to wear temporary tattoos of the Rolex until the real one happened.
NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to drive this year’s Rolex 24, trading his iconic but cheerful Rainbow Warrior for the sinister-looking Cadillac DPi-V.R of the Wayne Taylor Racing team. Here’s a closer look at everything that makes the new-for-2017 Cadillac work.
Jeff Gordon is having the best retirement ever. Not only did he fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR, but now he’s going to join Cadillac’s flagship effort at the 24 Hours of Daytona, reports Road & Track. I’m not sure Gordon’s truly “retired” from anything, but whatever he’s doing, it sounds like fun.
Staying awake for all of Lone Star Le Mans’ races today is a feat, given that it starts with a warm-up session at 8:00 a.m., the last race finishes at 11:00 p.m., and it’s oppressively hot and humid outside. A few racers did multiple events this weekend, but the most impressive feat was that of Ricky Taylor.
The last thing you want to happen in a two-hour, 40-minute race is to be robbed of a good finish at the last minute. Sadly for the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R—the only full-season 911 left in the GT Daytona class—they ran out of fuel on the last lap from second place today.
Everyone knows Jordan Taylor has a huge heart for fluffy friends, so when I spotted him pop out of the car at Lone Star Le Mans, I handed Fluffy Bunny over for a brief photo op. Surprisingly, Jordon let Bunny do the #JTfacial this time, and was caught by the TV broadcast to prove it!
Only 0.477 seconds separated Wayne Taylor Racing from the number 31 Action Express car at today’s Tudor United SportsCar race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park*. Here’s how one mistake made the end of the race go from an easy win for Action Express to an insane battle for the top of the podium.
Let’s just say that Daytona Prototype drivers Ricky Taylor and Joey Hand are not having a good day at the 6 Hours of The Glen. Taylor spun, then Hand spun, then Hand’s car tapped Taylor into the pit lane. It’s like poetry in wipeouts.
Turns out, the Wayne Taylor Racing team actually did go over the maximum time allowed for team member Jordan Taylor to drive in the last hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. IMSA announced today that they will move WTR to last place in the Prototype class results for the violation.
Team owner Wayne Taylor told Sportscar365 today that he'd forfeited the automatic 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 entry that Wayne Taylor Racing won from their TUDOR United SportsCar results last year. Preparing a class-legal LMP2 to run would spread the team too thin when they're focused on this year's TUSC season.
Getting a yellow flag right when you need it and charging back from behind is the ultimate moment for a driver, and that's maybe what would have happened at Daytona this weekend if a simple miscalculation hadn't forced a leading team out of contention for the overall win in the last twenty minutes of the 24-hour race.
While part of me is a little disappointed that folks are just going back to their RVs to nap like normal, boring human beings instead of passing out at random spots in the paddock, I can't be disappointed in these pajamas. Are your pajamas this cool? The motorsports nap game just got pwn'd.
Usually, when a racer says they've "mowed the lawn," they mean that they've had a nice four-off somewhere and left tire tracks all through the infield. Not considerate Daytona Prototype driver Jordan Taylor. This model citizen was actually mowing the grass.
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest released its at-large invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Wayne Taylor Racing received one of them. Only problem: the team's Daytona Prototype isn't eligible to run at Le Mans. So, the team is looking at picking up an LMP2-class car. Sweet.
Jordan Taylor's got a little bit of a flat-top going now that he no longer has The Mullet, and what better way to commemorate that than to go over the sweet, sweet 'tunes of the nineties? This is what happens when you let the Wayne Taylor Racing boys loose in a used car lot.