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Jan 23

SX: The Holeshot — 23 Takeaways From Anaheim 2

Chad Reed in celebration. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Chad Reed in celebration. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The 40th Anniversary of Monster Energy was expected to be a celebration of history and honoring the men who shaped the sport into what it is today. At the end of 20 laps in the 450SX Class main event, the entire industry couldn’t help but feel nostalgic after Chad Reed emerged victorious, passing and fending off his longtime rival James Stewart to do so.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 23 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

1. I knew 2 would be critical to Reed’s hopes in 2014, but I think that could be an understatement based on how he won that race. The veteran lurked in the back of the lead pack for nearly the entire main event and put on a late charge in the closing laps to move into the lead and run away.

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Jan 23

F1: New York Court Dismisses Case Against Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone walks in the paddock before the start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

walks in the paddock before the start of the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has received some respite in his ongoing legal battles with the news that an action in the United States has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of New York.

The action was taken by investment company Bluewaters Communications Holdings, which lost out to CVC when the F1 business was sold in 2005.

Bluewaters complained that CVC had actually made a lower bid.

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Jan 23

F1: Williams Shows First Pictures Of Mercedes-Powered FW36

Rendering of 2014 Williams FW36 vehicle. (Photo: Williams F1)

Here is a rendering of the 2014 FW36 car. (Photo: F1)

Williams has released the first images of its new Mercedes-powered FW36, giving us the first ‘official’ look at what noses will look like in 2014.

Although Force India showed its VJM07 on Wednesday, the nose was not visible in the side view.

The computer-generated pictures, showing the car in the team’s traditional blue testing livery, make it very clear that noses will be a huge talking point as the real cars are unveiled over the next few days.

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Jan 23

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — Prototype Class

Rolex 24 At Daytona Prototype Class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Prototype 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 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 the GTD, PC and GTLM categories, check out the preview of the Prototype (P) class.

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FOX has all your coverage of Rolex 24 at Daytona!

TV Schedule (Saturday, Jan. 25-26):

  • 1:30 p.m. ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
  • 2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
  • 4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
  • 9 p.m.-7 a.m. ET on .com
  • 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also be available 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.

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Prototype (18 Entries)

Chip Ganassi Racing (Riley-Ford DP): The five-time and defending race winners head into the Rolex 24 as favorites again, despite some question marks hanging over the reliability of the debuting Ford EcoBoost engine. Stacked with a star-studded lineup of Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Jamie McMurray, Sage Karam (No. 01) and Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Marino Franchitti and Kyle Larson (No. 02), both will likely be fast, but can they last?

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Jan 22

SportsCars: Rolex 24 At Daytona — A New Era Begins On FOX

IMSA full-field of vehicles for the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photo)

The 2014 sportscar season gets cranking on FOX Sports. (Photo: LAT Photo)

When the green flag waves at the 52nd At Daytona, a new era in sports car racing begins – the . The 2014 will feature an impressive lineup of up to 67 cars, including 18 Prototype, 9 Prototype Challenge, 11 GT Le Mans and 29 GT Daytona.

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FOX has all your coverage of Rolex 24 at Daytona!

TV Schedule (Saturday, Jan. 25-26):

  • 1:30 p.m. ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
  • 2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
  • 4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
  • 9 p.m.-7 a.m. ET on Speed: The Motors on FOX blog Rolex live stream: http://stream.speedtv.com/rolex24 
  • 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also be available 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.

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“Road to Rolex 24″ Documentary

Race fans can gear up for this weekend’s Rolex 24 by watching a special documentary titled “Road to Rolex 24″ that will premiere at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, Jan. 23.

The one-hour preview of the 52nd Rolex 24 – the first race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship – includes interviews with teams and drivers, in addition to segments detailing the historical background of the event and the prestige that comes along with winning the Rolex 24.

Encore showings will air Friday, Jan. 24 at noon ET on FOX Sports 1 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at noon ET on FOX Sports 2.

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The Rolex 24 At Daytona also serves as the first of four races that comprise the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Fifty-two hours of speed, skill, heartbreak, and triumph, the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup is a unique competition within the TUDOR Championship consisting of the most prestigious endurance races in North America: The Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.

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