Sports Cars
Jan 23

SportsCars: Porsche’s 911 RSR ‘Evo’ Debuts At Rolex 24

Porsche 911 RSR “Evo” (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche 911 RSR “Evo” (Photo: John Dagys)

This weekend’s marks a number of firsts, including the highly anticipated debut of Porsche’s all-new factory GT Le Mans team, as well the first outing of the German manufacturer’s 911 RSR “Evo” on U.S. soil.

Having completed a successful rollout in last year’s FIA WEC season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, the newest evolution 911 is now set to take on the as part of the factory two-car CORE autosport-run effort.

The new 911 RSR features a number of updates over the 2013 Le Mans class-winning model, including a revised front bumper and radiator placement, a 1 inch wider rim on the rear axle and a 85mm wider rear wing, the latter two thanks to waivers from the ACO.

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Jan 23

SportsCars: Rolex 24 At Daytona Photo Gallery — Gearing Up!

The new Corvette C7.R makes its worldwide debut this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

The new Corvette C7.R makes its worldwide debut this weekend. (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.

Check out the pics coming from Wednesday and Thursday practice in preparation for the Rolex 24.

FOX has all your coverage of !

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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Jan 23

SportsCars: Priaulx Set For New Chapter With BMW Team RLL

BMW Motorsport, Andy Priaulx BMW Works Driver. (Photo: BMW)

Andy Priaulx has a new racing home. (Photo: BMW)

After making his mark in touring cars, Andy Priaulx is set to begin a new chapter in GT racing, as the three-time WTCC champion shifts to racing full-time in the this year.

The 40-year-old BMW factory driver, who is coming off a two-year stint in the German manufacturer’s DTM program, has joined BMW Team RLL, teaming with Bill Auberlen in the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTE for the entire 11-round championship.

It all begins with this weekend’s , where the accomplished Brit will be chasing top honors in the GT Le Mans class.

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Jan 23

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — Prototype Class

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

At Daytona 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 .

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 , a new era in sports car racing begins – the . The 2014 At Daytona 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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