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Aug 27

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

Photo: John Dagys

In an effort to bolster its Daytona Prototype title attack, will field a second Riley-BMW in next month’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Live!, FOX Sports 1).

The multi-time and defending DP champions confirmed Monday that two-time Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner will pilot the No. 02 entry, which will carry sponsorship from Cessna.

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Aug 22

Exclusive Video! “Jordan Loves Stickers” Premieres

Following the Internet-acclaimed “Intergalactic” and “Good Vibrations” music videos, driver and friends have released their latest , in a SPEED Blog exclusive premiere.

YouTube sensation, and current Daytona Prototype championship leader Taylor, fresh off victory in last weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at , teamed up with brother Ricky and fellow GRAND-AM drivers , and for production of their third music video, filmed in the Kansas paddock.

Featuring the ‘90s hit single “The Right Kind of Love” from Jeremy Jordan, the video portrays 22-year-old Taylor’s affection towards Continental tires, the series-wide tire partner of the Rolex Series. Included are some hilarious scenes from the rest of the gang, in what could be described as one of the most entertaining motorsports-related music videos of the summer.

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Aug 20

Racing Industry Remembers Floyd Ganassi

Photo Credit: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Condolences continue to stream in after Monday’s passing of 87-year-old , father of , and Series team owner Chip Ganassi, who helped his son to become an Indy car driver in the 1980s and later to build the championship-winning Ganassi Racing program that opened its doors in 1990.

The elder Ganassi was a fixture in Indy car and stock car paddocks across North America, forging deep relationships with many of those he came in contact with. The late Pittsburgh, PA.-based businessman has received a number of touching tributes in the 24 hours since the news was revealed by the team.

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Aug 20

Magnus Racing’s Unlucky Break At Kansas

Last weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at was a race to forget for , as their No. 44 Porsche was the victim of a freak incident that subsequently took drivers and out of the Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship lead.

A multi-car Daytona Prototype accident scattered debris across the infield road course with less than 90 minutes to go. With no visible yellow flags, Lally inadvertently plowed into the debris at nearly full speed, puncturing the Porsche’s radiator and requiring a nine-minute pit stop for repairs.

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Aug 20

Grand-Am Driver Passes Away

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary/

, the son of the late founder of Miller Motorsports Park, Larry H. Miller, died Sunday at the age of 45. The unexpected death of Miller, announced today by his family, came just hours after competing in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at .

Miller, who was in his third year of GRAND-AM competition, teamed with Ian James for a 11th place finish in the GS class aboard their -prepared Ford Mustang last weekend.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

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