Jan 22

SportsCars: Inside IMSA’s New Pit Stop Regulations

IMSA have developed new pit stop regulations for the 2014 season. (Photo: John Dagys)

has developed new pit stop regulations for the 2014 season. (Photo: John Dagys)

One of the many new elements to the will be pit stops, as IMSA has implemented a procedure that takes a combination of rules from both the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM.

Under the new system, four crew members, including one refueler, will be allowed over the wall, with a maximum of two air guns. Additionally, refueling will occur at the same time as the driver and tire changes.

Previously, up to three air guns were permitted in GRAND-AM for GT teams with multi-lug wheels, while ALMS prohibited any work to be done to the cars while refueling.

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Jan 22

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — GT Le Mans Class

2014 GT Le Mans action will begin at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

This season’s GT Le Mans action will begin with the at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports’ SPEED Blog previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
Following looks at GTD and PC, check out a preview of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

FOX has your coverage of this exciting event!
TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):
1:30pm ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
2pm-4pm ET on FOX
4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2
9pm-7am ET on .com
7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also provided by viewing multiple on-board cameras during the action!

You can also stream the full race by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

GT Le Mans (11 Entries)

Corvette Racing (Corvette C7.R): The defending class champions roll out with the all-new Corvette C7.R, one of two GTE-spec cars to be making their full-season U.S. debuts. With significant developments over its predecessor, including a 40 percent stiffer chassis and direct injection, Pratt & Miller’s latest creation could be the car to beat. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are joined by new recruit Ryan Briscoe in the No. 3 car, while Robin Liddell reinforces the lineup of the No. 4 Corvette with full-season drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

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Jan 21

SportsCars: Zanardi Returns, Will Run Blancpain Sprint Series

Newly announced BMW Works Driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) with the BMW Z4. (Photo: BMW Motorsport)

Newly announced Works driver Alex Zanardi stands with his Z4. (Photo: Motorsport)

Following months of rumors and speculation, BMW Motorsport made it official Tuesday, confirming that Alex Zanardi will make his racing return in 2014, driving a BMW Z4 GT3 in the newly named (formerly FIA GT Series).

The 47-year-old former open-wheel star will rejoin the the Roberto Ravaglia-led squad, which he drove for in his first comeback to racing in the European and World Touring Car Championships from 2003-09, when the Italian claimed four victories at the wheel of a BMW 320i.

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Jan 21

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — Prototype Challenge Class

Check out a preview of the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Check out a preview of the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. (Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports’ SPEED Blog previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
Following Monday’s look at GTD, check out a preview of the Prototype Challenge (PC) class.

TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):
2pm-4pm ET on FOX
4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2
9pm-7am ET on .com
7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1

Prototype Challenge (9 Entries)

CORE autosport: The three-time and defending championship-winning team returns with full-season drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett. Mark Wilkins and James Gue complete the driving squad for Daytona. It’s a steady lineup that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially with one of the best teams in the business turning the wrenches.

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Jan 20

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — GT Daytona (GTD) class

Rolex 24 Hours GTD Preview. (Photo: John Dagys)

Hours GTD Preview.
(Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports SPEED previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
First up is a preview of the highly competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class.

TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):

2pm-4pm ET on FOX

4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2

9pm-7am ET on .com

7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1

GT Daytona (29 Entries)

Flying Lizard Motorsports (Audi R8 LMS): Switching from Porsches to Audis for 2014, the ALMS stalwarts embark on a new challenge but have clearly not lost any speed. Both of the California-based team’s new cars for Seth Neiman, Dion von Moltke, Alessandro Latif and Filipe Albuquerque (No. 35) and Spencer Pumpelly, Nelson Canache, Markus Winkelhock and Tim Pappas (No. 45) should be prime contenders for the win.

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