57th Rolex 24 at Daytona

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    TV schedule-

    Thursday, 1/24:
    2-3 PM Eastern - Rolex 24 Preview Show, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    3-5 PM - Rolex 24 Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

    Saturday, 1/26-Sunday, 1/27:
    1-2 PM - Rolex 24 Preview Show, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    2-5 PM - Rolex 24, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    5-9 PM - NBC Sports App
    9 PM-3 AM - NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    3-6 AM - NBC Sports App
    6 AM-3 PM - NBCSN/NBC Sports App
     
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  2. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Friday, 1/25:
    12:15-4:15 PM - BMW Endurance Challenge, IMSA.tv

    Entry list
     
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  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Good job FL
     
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  4. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Yes, thanks for starting us off Fl. Looking forward to this race.
     
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  5. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Spotters' Guide! Thank you, sir!

    From the link:
    From a fan's standpoint, this is a good problem to have.
     
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  6. Always see this as the start of racing season. Time for the boys to get Roger another 24 hours win, would be cool considering his only win was 50 years ago.
     
  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

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  10. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    No Cup drivers?! shocked.gif
     
  11. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    I do like seeing a 24 hr race
     
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  12. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

  13. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    If I'm correct, it's not a big deal. This race doesn't need them, it attracts plenty of great drivers from multiple series around the world. If anything, some fans of other series may think having no Cup-level drivers in this race reflects poorly on NASCAR. Or not...
     
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  14. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Slow is Fast

    Excited to actually watch qualifying for this tomorrow. Thanks for putting it back on my radar FLRacingFan!
     
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  15. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    The race doesn't need them, but I find it nice to see Cup drivers crossing over to do that race. I always look for them.
     
  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    there are Nascar drivers, not cup though. Custer, Majeski, Cendric, Briscoe and A.J. said he will take a turn or so at the wheel and announce. I know I will be trying to follow that bunch.
     
  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Yep. That's why I was careful to specify Cup and 24-Hour, although I should have mentioned the others. Thanks for catching me.
     
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    wasn't trying, I'm excited personally I want that bunch of younger guys to get saltier. Billy Johnson isn't Nascar but he is pretty good, I don't know Maxwell, FL probably does, he's the expert IMSA guy.
     
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  19. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Ok, I didn't look for them. I like to see how the Nascar drivers handle the cars, especially if it rains.
     
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  20. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Eh it's about the Rolex pretty good I thought

     
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  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I would put money on Jimmie Johnson doing the 24 again eventually - maybe as soon as next year. The series has come a long way and gotten a lot more specialized from the Grand-Am days, as well as more NASCAR drivers (outside of a small handful) also staying strictly in NASCAR - not necessarily because of their own choice in some cases. Ultimately on both ends it's a lot harder to make things work well enough to complete a deal.

    That said, yeah, Cindric and Allmendinger are both doing the 24 and the Ford young guns and Kaz Grala are all racing on Friday.
     
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  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I expect Kurt Busch will take a run, now that he's with Ganassi, along with an I500 shot eventually.
     
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  23. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

  24. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I recall Earnhardt Sr commented during the race that he and Pilgrim were preserving the car because the young guys on the team were using it up. I also recall that Sr was one of the fastest in the wet. The following story talks about Earnhart and running sports car racing.

    https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/sh...e-magic-racing-moment-at-2001-rolex-24-012314
     
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  25. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    They have Simona de Silvestro on the team and I'm a fan.
     
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  26. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    shes a freaking tiger..I have followed her on twitter and she will drive anything...seems she LOVES driving.
     
  27. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Kat Legge is a solid driver who came within a few points of GTD champion last year, with a car Mike Shank didn't initially play to run all season and a variety of teammates. This looks like a competitive line-up for this race and now that's it's planned as a full-time effort with a stable pair, expect it to run up front all season.
     
  29. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    my fav is Legge.she was so bummed she didnt win the ship' over there
     
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  30. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    PROTOTYPE QUALIFYING

    1. Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi (Jarvis/Nunez/Bernhard/Rast) 1m33.685s
    2. Acura Team Penske
    Acura DPi (Taylor/Castroneves/Rossi) + 0.188s
    3. Acura Team Penske Acura DPi (Montoya/Cameron/Pagenaud) + 0.410s
    4. Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi (Bomarito/Tincknell/Pla) + 0.527s
    5. Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi (Nasr/Curran/Derani) + 0.748s
    6. Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi (van der Zande/Taylor/Alonso/Kobayashi) + 0.794s
    7. Juncos Racing Cadillac DPi (Owen/Binder/Cannapino/Kaiser) + 0.994s
    8. JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi (Goikhberg/Vautier/DeFrancesco/Barrichello) + 1.684s
    9. JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi (Trummer/Simpson/Miller/Piedrahita) + 1.757s
    10. DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Hedman/Hanley/Lapierre/Allen) + 2.219s
    11. PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
    Oreca 07 Gibson (McMurry/Aubry/Kvamme/Guibbert) + 2.742s
    12. CORE Autosport Nissan DPi (Bennett/Braun/Dumas/Duval) + 3.001s
    13. DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Gonzalez/Maldonado/Saavedra/Cullen) + 3.692s
    14. Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson (K Masson/R Masson/Cassels/Wright) + 4.436s
    15. Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi (Barbosa/Conway/Albuquerque/Fittipaldi) + 8.572s

    GTLM QUALIFYING


    #911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Pilet/Tandy/Makowiecki) 1m42.257s
    #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (Magnussen/Garcia/Rockenfeller) + 0.326s
    #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT (Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon) + 0.377s
    #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE (Rigon/Molina/Pier Guidi/Calado) + 0.455s
    #912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Bamber/Vanthoor/Jaminet) + 0.539s
    #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT (Hand/Muller/Bourdais) + 0.663s
    #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE (Krohn/Edwards/Mostert/Zanardi) + 0.696s
    #25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE (Farfus/De Phillippi/Eng/Herta) + 0.729s
    #4 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (Gavin/Milner/Fassler) + 0.982s

    GTD QUALIFYING

    1. Via Italia Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 (Longo/Franzoni/Gomes/Bertolini) 1m45.257s
    2. Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Keating/Bleekemolen/Stolz/Fraga) + 0.067s
    3. Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 (Farnbacher/Hindman/Marks/Allmendinger) + 0.139s
    4. EBIMOTORS Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Busnelli/Babini/Altoe) + 0.218s
    5. Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Ineichen/Bortolotti/Engelhart/Breukers) + 0.559s
    6. Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3 (Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda/Serra) + 0.595s
    7. Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Potter/Lally/Pumpelly/Mapelli) + 0.598s
    8. PFAFF Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R (Hargrove/Robichon/Kern/Olsen) + 0.688s
    9. Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Sellers/Hardwick/Lewis/Caldarelli) + 0.783s
    10. Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 (Lindsey/Long/Campbell/Boulle) + 0.846s
    11. Heinricher Racing Acura NSX GT3 (Legge/Beatriz/De Silvestro/Nielsen) + 0.859s
    12. AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 (Heistand/Hawksworth/Cindric/Cassidy) + 0.957s
    13. Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R (Pappas/Seefried/Cairoli/Werner) + 0.974s
    14. AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 (Montecalvo/Bell/Telitz/Segal) + 1.013s
    15. Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Morad/Miles/Vanthoor) + 1.052s
    16. Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 (MacNeil/Vilandner/Farnbacher/Westphal) + 1.064s
    17. NGT Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R (Haering/Bacler/Muller/Goerig/Renauer) + 1.412s
    18. Starworks Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Chase/Dalziel/Perez Companc/Haase) + 1.453s
    19. Moorespeed Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Davis/Riberas/Hardeman/Winkelhock) + 1.524s
    20. WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Vervisch/van der Linde/James/DeAngelis) + 2.111s
    21. P1 Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Buhk/Schiller/Baumann/Perez) + 2.190s
    22. Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini GT3 (Dunn/Lundqvist/Pavlovic/Yount) + 2.552s
    23. Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 (Auberlen/Foley/Machavem/Klingmann) no time*
     
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  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    The spread at the top. oh yeah, isn't any accident the Rolex after 24 hours of hammering comes down to the wire almost every time.
     
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  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    The spread in GT is even tighter. Less than a second across all nine LM cars, and between the front 13 GTDs. :)
     
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  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Some Nascar people call that pack racing..:D I didn't say that. :p
     
  34. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    one wild looking Ferrari




    sweet sounds
     
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  35. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Gonna be tight.

    I have not watched a lot of sports car races....It seems that they dont wreck alot.....
     
  36. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Slow is Fast

    Must be one of them IMSA plate tracks o_O
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Daytona has some corners that aren't too forgiving the squeeze into turn one will claim a few and the chicane will usually do the same
     
  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    why them imsa thangs with that thar BOP gismo why that's spec racin.
     
  39. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    For whatever reason, I just don't have a problem with BOP in this type of series. I don't know why I feel that way, but it doesn't bother me.
     
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  40. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    One reason is that bumpin' and bangin' is discouraged and will get you penalized. Very few of these teams have more than one car, budgets are smaller, and turnarounds for repairs can be lengthy and expensive.
     
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