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    Motorsports: Conquest and controversy conclude the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona [spoilers]
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    If you don't wish to know who won the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, you should avert your eyes right now. We'll even give you a double-space to skedaddle... For those of you still with us, the first race in the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) is done, but the discussions about it certainly ...

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    Motorsports: Audi R8 lines up as safety car for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    This weekend a new era begins in American sports car racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona to kick off the new United SportsCar Championship, the freshly inked union between the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series. There'll be a wide variety of machinery lining up on the grid at the Florida ...

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    Motorsports: Chevy reveals new Camaro Z/28.R ahead of Daytona debut
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    If you thought the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was awesome, well you're right. Because it is. But the new Z/28.R announced today is even more so. Replacing the previous Camaro GS.R that won six races in three seasons of the Continental SportsCar series, the new Camaro Z/28.R is set to debut in the ...

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    Official: Nissan returning to top-level US racing with this TUDOR entry
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    Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, formerly powered by Honda to two consecutive American Le Mans Series championships, is now officially powered by Nissan. The Japanese automaker's return to the top tier of US sports car racing comes with Nismo factory backing of the Muscle Milk entry in the newly ...

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    Official: Audi reveals driver lineup and livery for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    Audi has announced driver lineups for its customer teams running the R8 LMS GTD in this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Rolex 24 is the first event for the inaugural season of the new United SportsCar Championship series, which merges the old Grand-Am Series with the American Le Mans Series. The ...

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    Official: Ford reveals EcoBoost-powered Riley prototype for Daytona 24
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    It's not the first time Ford has participated in the Daytona Prototype class as an engine supplier, but in revealing this new EcoBoost V6-powered Riley Technologies prototype for the new United SportsCar Championship, Ford is making a statement: "We want to show Ford EcoBoost's capabilities as an ...

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    Motorsports: The 2013 Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona comes down to the last hour [spoilers, w/video]
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    It took 24 hours to run the race, but it was the last one was stuffed with the high action as four cars were still trying to figure out how to gain victory on the track and in the pits. Along with the obligatory crashes, spins, mechanical issues and retirements had come numerous penalties, a ...

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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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    Detroit: Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Racecar ready to bring diesel to Grand-Am
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    It may not be quite as radical as some of the company's past rotary racers, but the new Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racecar does have a notable powertrain underhood: the automaker's brand-new clean diesel four-cylinder engine. Three of these new diesel-powered Mazda6 racers will take to the track in the ...

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    Motorsports: ALMS, Grand-Am announce combined class structure, LMP1 is out
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    Other than the announcement back in September that the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series were merging, there have been precious few details as to how the newly combined series would shake out. Today, both entities helped clear things up a bit by announcing some of ...

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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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    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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    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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    SPOILER ALERT: 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona full of surprises, lead changes
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    2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This past weekend the 2010 North American motorsports season kicked off with the 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race started under caution after a two hours of torrential rain before the green flag, but the field of ...

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    Event Alert: January Calendar of Automotive Events
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    January 2010 not only kicks off a new year, but also signals the end of the Naughties. The automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since the days of the Y2K scare, but some things remain the same. January still hosts the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Hall in Detroit, ...

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    [Spoiler Alert] Historic Daytona 24 Hours won by a slim .167 seconds
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
    It's no surprise when a drag race comes down to tenths of seconds. Endurance races, however, are more often than not decided by laps rather than seconds, with even slightly better lap times creating large gaps over a long ...

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