Most of the big-budget efforts that head off to Daytona are run by people whose full time gig is racing, but one team will have to return to their regular desk jobs after it’s done. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART) is crewed primarily by workers at Honda’s American headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.
Williams Formula One driver Lance Stroll confirmed that he’ll be joining the Jackie Chan DC Racing Prototype team at the 24 Hours of Daytona, reports Autosport. Stroll is the second F1 driver to announce that he’ll be at Daytona this year after Fernando Alonso. I really hope this means Alonso started a trend of cool…
The best thing about McLaren’s Formula One team right now is that they want to let their drivers drive in other series. We had to ask McLaren Technology Group Executive Director and real-life American in F1 Zak Brown if Fernando Alonso might drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona. “Stay tuned,” he told us.
The 8 Series was BMW’s glorious halo car when it originally came out in 1989. With the new revival of the 8 Series nameplate, BMW wants to one-up its own ostentatious halo car by making an M8. Best of all, they’re also developing a M8 GTE endurance race car to take to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Who’s a good boy? Fonzie’s a good boy. Here, drink out of Cadillac DPi-V.R racer Jordan Taylor’s 24 Hours of Daytona trophy. Awwwww, that’s a good doggo.
Every once in a while, you come across someone in the background who totally steals the show. Sometimes a photobomb is so good, it’s practically elevated to an art form, and one of the best examples I’ve ever seen wasn’t done with a person, but with a big flag and a car at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona.
Racing for an entire day is hard enough on its own—you don’t get regular sleep, and what little you do gets interrupted by your next stint to drive, or time to work. This gorgeous film from this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona perfectly demonstrates everything that makes it such a grueling race.
Since Porsche 911 GT3 Rs all have the biggest, dopiest, most adorable grin in racing, I have to appreciate that The Racers Group gave theirs blue lighted teeth for the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In digging through the results a bit further, one surprise sticks out: the brand-new Acura NSX did something that Ford—with their mounds of effort and cash—couldn’t do with their new GT last year. The NSX GT3's first race ever—the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona—ended with an incredibly respectable finish after…
The 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was my first time covering a 24-hour race. A massive field, a giant track, 20 cautions, and a million pit stops. Endurance races are not for the weak, whether you’re on a team or covering it.
The anti-submarine belt (or “crotch belt,” since it goes between your legs) tops of the list of car parts I hope never, ever become sentient. Yet someone made a Twitter account for exactly that part of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 over Daytona weekend. I’m disturbed, but...weirdly entertained?
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.
Porsche has been extremely guarded about what’s behind the black louvered panel that hides the new 911 RSR’s engine bay. Under that panel, Porsche made the best use of the 911's meager backseat space by stuffing in a 510-horsepower endurance racing flat-six engine to make the RSR they use for legendary races such as…
The NSX GT3 made its international racing debut at the Rolex 24, but the No. 93 NSX was lacking a fender and a hood and kept going anyway. It looked like a magnificent beast rolling along missing vital parts. Sadly, now it will become a source of total mayhem, having died in the last half-hour of the race.
How dare you, a mere mortal sack-o-flesh, even attempt to predict the 24 Hours of Daytona. Let this surprise retirement serve as a reminder of how things work. There is nothing predictable about this race, you fools.
I awoke this morning to a surprise: the Mercedes AMG GT that races in the GT3 category is not called the Mercedes AMG GT GT3, as I halfway hoped it would be. Instead it is the Mercedes AMG GT3. Hm.
It appears as though Mazda didn’t solve all of their reliability problems with their new RT24-P endurance racer. Between today’s oil fire at the Rolex 24 and the fuel injector-caused fire at Petit Le Mans, this is the second race in a row where a Mazda prototype has had burst into flame during a race.
This isn’t the first time a trackside ad has been hit by one of IMSA’s low-slung racing prototypes and then refuses to let go. They’re tenacious little things! It never ceases to be hilarious, either.
Incidents where your hood flies up in a regular car are iffy enough, but at least there’s usually a windshield or a roll bar separating that hood from your head. Here’s a special kind of Code Brown: Defcon 5000—the nose flying up off of an open-cockpit Prototype Challenge car at the Rolex 24.
The embattled No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Prototype Challenge car, whose color was deemed “Please Don’t Hit Me Pink” by owner Peter Baron to Sportscar365, crashed again. However, it hasn’t been hit so much as it’s done the hitting. Most recently, it ate a barrier under a yellow flag, where traffic should (in theory) be…