Sports Cars
Jan 4

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Completes Rolex 24 Lineup

Patrick Dempsey (pictured) will be joined by Joe Foster, Marc Lieb and Andrew Davis in this year's Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Patrick Dempsey (pictured) will be joined by Joe Foster, Marc Lieb and Andrew Davis in this year’s Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team completed its lineup Friday for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, adding factory Porsche Prototype driver Marc Lieb.

Dempsey and Lieb will team with U.S. Porsche driver Andrew Davis and Joe Foster in the No. 27 Porsche 911 GT America for the season-opening Jan. 25-26 race.

Jan 3

SportsCars: Action Express Quickest On Friday At Roar

Action Express Racing was quickest on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: John Dagys)

Action Express Racing was quickest on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: John Dagys)

Action Express Racing topped the time charts in near-frigid opening day of testing at Daytona International Speedway, as TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams prepare for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Christian Fittipaldi pedaled the No. 5 Corvette DP to a quick lap of 1:38.630 in Friday morning’s 1-hour and 45-minute session.

It stood as the quickest time of the day, despite a 1:38.898 lap time recorded by the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP of Richard Westbrook in the afternoon.

Jan 3

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The 2014 Supercross Season kicks off Saturday Jan. 4 at 10p ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Courtesy of supercrossonline.com)

The 2014 Supercross Season kicks off Saturday Jan. 4 at 10p ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Courtesy of supercrossonline.com)

Friday, January 3

On Demand – My Ride Rules | “Talky Meets Cocky” (www.Speed2.com)

Saturday, January 4

On Demand – My Ride Rules | Beauties Meet Beasts (www.Speed2.com)

10 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Anaheim 1 (FOX Sports 1)

Sunday, January 5

On Demand – My Ride Rules | Micro Meets Muscle (www.Speed2.com)

**All times Eastern Standard

Dec 31

SportsCars: Top 5 Things To Watch For In 2014

SportsCar series will provide more excitement in the 2014 season. (Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com)

Sports car racing will provide more excitement in the 2014 season. (Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com)

5. The Rise of World Challenge: With the two major North American sports car series now becoming one, 2014 could be the year of opportunity for the Pirelli World Challenge. The SCCA-sanctioned series will, for the first time, allow full FIA GT3-spec cars, which has already gained a considerable amount of interest from new teams and drivers to the sprint-race championship. Look for a number of GT3 models to make their U.S. debuts next year, including the McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Gallardo.

4. New LMP1 Regulations: A new era in prototype racing begins next year with the introduction of a fresh set of LMP1 regulations, which could transform racing as we know it. Top-line prototypes from Audi, Toyota, Porsche, as well as privateer entries, will compete under a new energy allocation ruleset, where a set amount of fuel is allowed to be used per lap. All factory teams must run at least one energy recovery system, while there are no restrictions on the size of an internal combustion engine. These technological advancements will no doubt be fascinating to watch over the course of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Dec 30

SportsCars: Wayne Taylor Set to Race with Sons at Rolex 24

SportsCars: Wayne Taylor Set to Race with Sons at Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor is set to come out of retirement to drive with his sons in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com)

After signing Ricky and Jordan Taylor for his Prototype effort in 2014, Wayne Taylor is set to come out of retirement to drive with his sons in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The two-time Daytona 24 hours winner is planning to join 24-year-old Ricky and 22-year-old Jordan, plus team veteran Max Angelelli, in WTR’s Corvette DP for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.