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Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms largeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms large

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Petit Still Looms Large Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series. Cars ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Krohn Racing cruises to New Jersey victoryHeadline

Krohn Racing cruises to New Jersey victory

Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson sloshed their way to victory Sunday on a gray, rainy afternoon at the New Jersey Motorsports Park, giving Krohn Racing its first Rolex Sports Car Series win since July 2006. With a wealth of wet weather driving ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirringsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirrings

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram FACTORY STIRRINGS Whenever a fellow reporter asks you what you're working on, there's only one of two politically correct answers. "My next big story," is always the best response. But if that's not entirely ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survivalHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survival

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sports Car Survival There was a time when it was standard procedure to leave the track for dinner during endurance races, even for journalists. These days, the intensity of major endurance races calls for an ...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going the distanceHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going the distance

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram GOING THE DISTANCE In a bad economy, sports car racing is usually the first one to suffer a major setback due to dependence on both manufacturers and team owners' brokerage accounts. But those looking for an ...

Brumos breaks through with historic Daytona24 winHeadline

Brumos breaks through with historic Daytona24 win

Forty years after his father, the late Mark Donohue, drove to victory lane in the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona, David Donohue equaled that feat, crossing the finish line 0.167 seconds ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya to win the 47th running of the longest...

TRG Porsches bag 1-2 in GT at DaytonaHeadline

TRG Porsches bag 1-2 in GT at Daytona

While the nail-biting finish in the Daytona Prototype category will likely steal all the headlines, the Grand Touring division had a fierce battle of its own at the 47th Rolex 24 at Daytona, and endurance specialists TRG came out on top. The Kevin...

Ganassi leads in closing hours at DaytonaHeadline

Ganassi leads in closing hours at Daytona

After 21 hours, the top four cars in the 47th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona were all on the lead lap, separated by just over 11 seconds. Scott Pruett, driving the No. 01 Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley, held a narrow lead over former Indy 500 ...

Brumos back in control as Penske hits troubleHeadline

Brumos back in control as Penske hits trouble

What was a six-way battle for the overall lead has been slimmed to three, with six hours remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. David Donohue aboard the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley holds a five-second lead over the second-placed No. 01 Chip...

Penske leads Porsche 1-2-3 in early morning at DaytonaHeadline

Penske leads Porsche 1-2-3 in early morning at Daytona

As the sun begins to rise over Daytona International Speedway, Porsche-powered Rileys hold control for the 47th Rolex 24. However, six Daytona Prototypes remain on the lead lap and anything can still happen with nine hours remaining. ...

Lamy has SunTrust Racing in lead at halfway markHeadline

Lamy has SunTrust Racing in lead at halfway mark

SunTrust Racing holds the lead after 12 hours of attrition and incidents in the 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The field had just returned to green flag racing after the 12th caution in the twice-around-the-clock enduro with Pedro Lamy...

Franchitti out in front after nine hours at DaytonaHeadline

Franchitti out in front after nine hours at Daytona

As the Rolex 24 at Daytona nears the halfway mark, the advantage is slowly turning to the old favorites. With nine hours in the books, the No. 02 Chip Gansssi Racing Lexus Riley of Dario Franchitti leads the way, with the sister No. 01 machine of...

Porsche in early control at Daytona as the sun setsHeadline

Porsche in early control at Daytona as the sun sets

The sun has set over Daytona International Speedway and after four hours of racing, it's mainly been an all-Porsche affair in both Daytona Prototype and Grand Touring categories. Darren Law in the pole-sitting No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley ...

Brumos running one-two in Daytona 24H startHeadline

Brumos running one-two in Daytona 24H start

Brumos Racing's David Donohue was leading just as the first hour was completed in the 47th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway. Donohue's Brumos teammate, Joao Barbosa, lay second, followed by Michael Valiante...

Alegra hopes to rekindle past Daytona successHeadline

Alegra hopes to rekindle past Daytona success

Two years ago, Alegra Motorsports was on the top of the world, celebrating the GT class victory in the 2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Now, the Miami-based team is looking to do it again, except for the overall honors in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series...

DC at Daytona - Up All NightHeadline

DC at Daytona - Up All Night

UP ALL NIGHT On Feb. 3-4, 1968, the Werks Porsche 907s flat-out dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing 1-2-3 and produced one of the most unusual first and second-place finishes found anywhere in motorsports' history. Brian...

Brumos has the speed but will it carry them to victory?Headline

Brumos has the speed but will it carry them to victory?

Brumos Racing has been the team to beat thus far at Daytona International Speedway and heads into Saturday's Rolex 24 as the favorites in the twice-around-the-clock enduro. After claiming the pole position on Thursday, the No. 58 Porsche-powered...

New challenge, same goals for Bernhard, DumasHeadline

New challenge, same goals for Bernhard, Dumas

Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas, two of sportscar racing's superstars, embark on a new challenge for 2009. After scoring back-to-back LM P2 championships in the American Le Mans Series, the factory Porsche racers, along with their Penske Racing...

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?Headline

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?

The Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans are two of road racing's most prestigious events. While both twice-around-the-clock enduros may appear similar for the obvious reasons, the two races each have its unique characteristics. The high ...

Petty, Victory Junction - Orbit optimistic for 2009Headline

Petty, Victory Junction - Orbit optimistic for 2009

When the green flag flies on the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday, one team will be hoping to make a difference on and off the track. Victory Junction - Orbit Racing unveiled its plan of attack for the season Thursday, which involves NASCAR star...

Donohue sets new record for Daytona24 poleHeadline

Donohue sets new record for Daytona24 pole

Brumos Racing's David Donohue captured the pole Thursday for the 47th Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Driving the No. 58 Porsche Riley, Donohue lapped the 3.56-mile, 14-turn road course in 1:40.540, breaking the previous Rolex Sports...

DC's Rolex 24 sleep partyHeadline

DC's Rolex 24 sleep party

DC's ROLEX 24 SLEEP PARTY TRADITION The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, undertakes its 2009 season in traditional manner with the Jan. 24-25 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The party even begins at an "old" time,...

DC special - For SylvainHeadline

DC special - For Sylvain

FOR SYLVAIN In an annual New Year's rite that kick-starts the motorsports season, the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 annually starts the racing world's motor oil pumping with its early January Test Days at Daytona...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

DC's the sound of silenceHeadline

DC's the sound of silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE A SEASON IN PURGATORY ... ... is the title of an old Patrick Dempsey flick and seems appropriate after Dempsey and his fellow Rolex Series racers cleared out from this past weekend's "Roar Before The 24" because this is ...

DC in Daytona - Roaring through day 2Headline

DC in Daytona - Roaring through day 2

ROARING THROUGH DAY 2 UP FRONT . . . . . . Penske Racing's Porsche Riley morph from the No. 7 to No. 16 isn't going to also include a switch to a purplish color scheme as stated in this column Saturday. It'll be black and gold, as will be ...

SCC: Auberlen, Bell take victory in DaytonaHeadline

SCC: Auberlen, Bell take victory in Daytona

Turner Motorsport's Bill Auberlen held off the Ford Mustangs of Hugh Plumb and Ken Wilden in the closing laps of Friday's Fresh from Florida 200 at Daytona International Speedway to win the first Koni Challenge race of 2009. ...