Tag: Daytona International Speedway

Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4. He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at....





Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Coors Light Pole in Chevrolet SS racecar at Daytona 500

Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick has created history in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she becomes the first women to win the Coors Light Pole by driving the Chevrolet SS racecar for the Motorsport team of Stewart-Haas Racing. Here she has given her best for the qualifying stage for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. Dancia Patrick by driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS racing car, has taken a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds which has earned the top position in the leaderboard early in the day. While she has touched the top-speed of 196.434 miles/hour[316.129 km/hour] which is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. Another Driver from Hendrick Motorsports Team – Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet by taking a time of 45.85 seconds and a top speed of 196.292 miles/hour[315.901....



Chevrolet Corvette DP never give up performance with 2nd place victory in DP class at Daytona 2013

Chevrolet with Corvette Daytona Prototype has celebrated the first ever Daytona Podium finish in 51st Running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, when team owner Wayne Taylor with a team of comprising of Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor and Ryan Hunter-Reay have bravely completed the tough 24 hour long endurance, by getting the second honorable position in the DP class race at Daytona International Speedway 2013. The Wayne team was racing with No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell has appraised the team for the sustaining attitude by saying – I am very proud of the tremendous effort put forth by all of our Chevrolet teams and applaud the “never give up” attitude of our Corvette Daytona Prototype and Camaro drivers and crews as they battled for their finishing positions this weekend. We are looking forward....





BMW great overall win at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013

BMW racing cars and their associated team has done great job in winning the 51st Rolex 24 Daytona Prototype class race. At the 24 hour race, Ganassi with team comprising of (Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Charlie Kimball) , has won the Daytona Prototype class racing by securing the 1st position by driving No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Racing BMW/Riley. This is Ganassi 5th overall victory in the time frame of 10 years which is equal to Hurley Haywood’s record. The Racing BMW/Riley has completed a total of 420 laps with a quickest lap of  the race 1:41.177 minutes on Lap 180. It is a second overall victory for BMW with Chip Ganassi and Juan Pablo Montoya, earlier it was in 2011. On the other hand, Wayne Taylor gave the Corvette Daytona Prototype, a secured second place, while the No. 60 Michael Shank driving Ford Riley is on the 3rd place. Another team, in which Barbosa, shared his....



Audi best 1st and 2nd place victory in GT Class of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013

Audi has shown an outstanding performance by winning, for the first time here, the first as well as the second place in the Grand Touring(GT) class race at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013, in Florida. Alex Job Racing with No. 24 Audi R8 GRAND-AM, racing the GT with team comprising of (Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Mortara, and Dion von Moltke), has got the victory for the 1st position and the winning happiness has become double when No. 52 APR Motorsport Audi R8 Grand-AM has secured the second position. For the third place, AIM Autosport FXDD with team comprising of (Emil Assentato, Anthony Lazzaro, Nick Longhi and Mark Wilkins) has grabbed the third place with No. 69 Ferrari 458. Final Results of 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013 Grand Touring Class Race 1 Albuquerque/Jarvis/von Moltke/Mortara (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 678 laps 2 Baas/Basseng/Rast/Stippler (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) + 1.476s 3 Assentato/Lazzaro/Longhi/Stanton/Wilkins (Ferrari) + 15.533s....





Porsche excellent 1st and 2nd place win in new GX Class of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013

Porsche has a good reason for celebration, when it has exceptionally won the first two position of new GX class race at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013, in Florida. In the GX class race, Napleton Racing has created a history by winning the first, new GX class race at Daytona and that win came with an outstanding 10 laps lead. Here the winning team comprised of (Jim Norman, pole-winner Shane Lewis, David Donohue and Nelson Canache) is driving the Porsche Cayman No. 16 and really cheerful after successfully completing the continuous 24 hours sports car endurance race. On the other hand, the team comprised of (Darryl O’Young, Daniel Rogers, James Clay, Seth Thomas and Karl Thomson) has nicely secured the  2nd position by driving the No. 22 Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman.....



Porsche best qualifying performance in GT and GX class at 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona

After few minutes from now, at 3:30 p.m. ET, Porsche, after an outstanding qualifying performance in the Grand Touring[GT] class and GX class, is all prepared to compete in the the 24-hour Daytona Prototype class and Grand Touring class at the 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Today[i.e. January, 26th 2013]. The Porsche team has already set the standard in the qualifying round by grabbing top 1st four position in the GT class race and top 1st two position in the GX class race. The team comprising of (Christensen, M/Engelhart, C/Tandy, N/Willsey, L) of Konrad Motorsport/Orbit Porsche GT3 has exceptionally secured the 1st position in the Grand Touring class by taking a time of 1 minute 47.631 seconds, the other team comprising of (Armindo, N/Lally, A/Lietz, R/Potter, J) of Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 has nicely grabbed the 2nd position in GT by taking a time of 1 minute 47.828 seconds, the 3rd team from Porsche is comprised of....





Chevrolet at 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway 2013

Today at 3:30 p.m. E.T, Chevrolet with the best Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) qualifying time, is going to begin with the 24-hour Daytona Prototype class and Grand Touring class at the 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on 26th, January 2013. The qualifying timing for Richard Westbrook who drove the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP is 1 minute 41.844 seconds and thus grabbing the starting best 5th position and ready for the famous DP class race on today at  at 3:30 p.m. E.T, in Florida. While Alex Gurney has secured 8th starting position by driving No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing “Red Dragon” Corvette DP and another Corvette driver Stephane Sarrazin has grabbed the 9th qualifying position by driving the 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP. With addition to this other more qualifier from Corvette DP are Christian Fittipaldi who drove No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and secured the qualifying position of 11th from the starting position and....



Audi Motorsport at the 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway

Today Audi with the best R8 GRAND-AM qualifying time, will be beginning from the third row, in the 24-hour race at the 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on 26th, January 2013 . Filipe Albuquerque from the Audi customer teams is the fastest 6th driver among the top qualifier, who will be beginning from the third row, the 24-hour race in ROLEX 24 at Daytona in Florida. Filipe after good practice rounds on Thursday and tuned the Audi R8 GRAND-AM to a optimum level, drove a exceptional quickest lap in Florida and qualified the GT race by taking 6th grid position with the team mate Alex Job with a time of 1 minute 48.282 seconds and managed the 3rd best brand position in the qualifying GT race from 8 manufactures. On the other hand, from Audi other drivers list, René Rast claimed the 2nd best time as an Audi driver by driving Audi R8 GRAND-AM  and got the 11th grid position by taking a time of 1 minute....