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    Motorsports: Mega Galleries: All day and into the night at the Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    The Rolex 24 at Daytona is still running, and we spent yesterday and a healthy portion of the evening absorbing the agitato thunder of the Daytona Prototypes, the mezzo-soprano howl of the GT cars, the RVs, the bonfires, the numerous full-course yellows, the back-course braking into the Bus Stop ...

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    Video: Mazda6 GX Grand-Am racer goes where no diesel sedan has gone before
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    There has never been a four-door diesel sedan in the Grand-Am series, until now: The blunt, bewinged grille of the Mazda6 GX has blown right through that wall. It's said that racing improves the breed, but usually the breed has gone on sale when the racing begins. One of the unusual aspects of ...

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    Motorsports: Notes from day one of the Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    We came to Daytona Beach, Florida where you can drive on the beach, gun shops outnumber doughnut shops and you can putt-putt and fish for alligators at the same place. But we're not here for any of that – we've made the trip with Audi in order to experience the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the ...

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    Auctions: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is viceless in Miami Scottsdale at Barrett-Jackson
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    We love the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. It's most definitely a classic, made famous in part by its appearance as Don Johnson's favored ride in the classic '80s television series Miami Vice... but we won't hold that against it. The specific example you see above just crossed the block at the 2013 ...

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    Official: 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona marks the return of the blue-blood
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    A Daytona package hasn't been available for the Dodge Charger since 2009, but for 2013, its coming back. For an extra $2,995 on top of the price of a 2013 Charger R/T or another $2,500 added to the price of a 2013 Charger R/T Road & Track, customers will get a limited-edition trim level set ...

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    Auctions: 1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 Daytona racing to the auction block in Monaco
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    By the early 1950s, Alfa Romeo had grown tired of dominating (and spending huge sums of money on) grand prix racing, and shut down its program. Along with it, a program to develop a small-displacement two-liter V8 was aborted. But Alfa couldn't keep away from racing altogether for very long, and ...

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    Video: The 24 Hours of Daytona in 1:42
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    Daytona International Speedway is one of motorsport's cathedrals, and when we think of grueling races on the 3.56-mile circuit, the Rolex 24 immediately comes to mind. In 2012, 59 teams participated, and after 24 hours of racing, only six seconds separated first and second place. Helping to ...

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    Video: Danica Patrick walks away from big crack-up in Daytona
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    If "rubbin is racin'!", an incident during the Gatorade Duel races to determine starting spots for this weekend's Daytona 500 NASCAR race also proves that rubbin' is wreckin'. With just two corners to go, Danica Patrick was running near tenth place down on the inside of a tightly packed field. ...

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    Video: Watch the life of a racer at the 24 Hours of Daytona
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    At this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona, Brumos Racing driver Leh Keen wore a camera strapped to his chest. But he didn't just wear it for the race, he wore it for the entire event, from the plane ride in to the post-race press conference. Brumos Racing won last year's GT championship and it started ...

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    Video: João Barbosa's wife no longer wonders what he does for a living
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    When you're young, no one tells you marriage is really about finding some one to have, hold and torture 'til death do you part. From playful infractions like forgetting whether your significant other hates pickles, onions or both to more serious matters like who uses more paper towels, matrimony ...

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    Official: Spoiler Alert: Your Rolex 24 at Daytona winner is...
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    You'll want to skip the next post if you haven't unwrapped the weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona awaiting you on your (apparently very capacious) DVR. For the rest of you, the 50th running of the event that commences Speedweeks and the sports car racing season saw David trounce several Goliaths: the ...

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    Official: A.J. Foyt hospitalized
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    Legendary driver A.J. Foyt has been hospitalized after suffering complications from knee surgery. The 77-year-old Foyt had the surgery two weeks ago and was slated to serve as the grand marshal for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Jackie Stewart stepped in to handle those duties in ...

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    Video: Blowing a tire at 180 mph at Daytona is a wild ride
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    Of all the things one hopes won't happen in a race car, losing a right rear tire at 180 mph on the high banks at Daytona is likely at the top of the list. That's exactly what happened to Dr. Jim Norman in his Porsche 911 recently. The pirouettes that resulted are the stuff of legend. Norman ...

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    Official: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype unveiled
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    It's not every day that we get to feast our eyes on a new Corvette, and even if this isn't the much-anticipated C7, well, at least this one is in the here and now. This 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype will race in the Grand-Am Road Racing Series next season, making its competitive debut ...

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    Official: Danica Patrick making NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Daytona 500
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    It's official, ladies and gents: IndyCar starlet Danica Patrick is moving up to the big leagues in NASCAR. The official announcement came in over the weekend that Patrick will be making her Spring Cup debut at no less lofty a race than the Daytona 500 come February 26, where she'll be driving for ...

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    Video: Runaway ghost-riding motorcycle wants to keep racing *Update
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    Here's something you don't see everyday. We're a little short on details – there's no description provided and we didn't watch the race live – but the video after the break appears to have been taken at the start of the second SuperSport race in Daytona, Florida, earlier in ...

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    Ferrari Daytona of royal, Top Gear provenance up for auction at Brooklands
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    With examples from the 250 series fetching earth-shattering prices, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" is quickly becoming a classic favorite. The wedge-shaped GT from the late 60s and early 70s was a clear separation from the bulbous models that proceeded it, and is today regarded as one of the ...

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    Final laps of 2011 Daytona 200 lead to controversy, Ducati's first victory [w/video]
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    While this year's Daytona 200 was a great day for Ducati and its 848 EVO, it left something to be desired for everyone else. The race was blighted by tire issues, a bad final-lap crash that the riders were lucky to walk away from and a controversy stemming from Ducati's win. The controversy ...

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    Video: Hurley Haywood details Porsche's fond relationship with Daytona
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    Porsche 911 and Daytona go way back – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Porsche and Daytona have a long history dating back to 1968, when the automaker won its first 24 Hours at Daytona. Porsche has spent the last 43 years dominating the event, leading all other manufacturers with ...

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    Blind man tackles the road course at Daytona on his own
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    Mark Riccobono's blind lap of Daytona – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another year, another Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona champion. Something interesting happened before the prototypes took to the track, though, when a Ford Escape Hybrid took on the 1.5-mile road course. The driver, ...

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