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Motorsport 101: Rolex 24 at Daytona

As full on race fans, we are pretty stoked that the Rolex 24 at Daytona is this weekend. We know that not all of our readers are quite as gung-ho as we are about racing so we thought a little bit of a primer might be in order to get everyone ...

Ferrari 458 Italia GT Grand Am prepped in Canada to tackle Rolex 24 at Daytona

As gridiron wannabes across North America finalize their sandwich menu for Super Bowl Sunday, hardcore race fans are pumped for the Rolex 24 at Daytona where the real action happens. While the grid is full of superstar names, the cars are truly t...

Notes from Rolex 24 at Daytona

We came to Daytona Beach, Florida where you can drive on the beach, gun shops outnumber doughnut shops and you can putt-putt and fish for alligators at the same place. But we're not here for any of that – we've made the trip with Audi in or...

The full roster of Canadians racing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Now that you have an idea what all the fuss is about down in Florida this weekend, we thought you might like to know who to cheer for at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here at Autoblog Canada, we're going to bypass the obvious choices like TV super...

A.J. Foyt hospitalized

Legendary driver A.J. Foyt has been hospitalized after suffering complications from knee surgery. The 77-year-old Foyt had the surgery two weeks ago and was slated to serve as the grand marshal for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Jac...

Mazda6 diesel to race at Rolex 24, team and drivers announced

Mazda is getting serious about showing off the Skyactiv-D turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the Mazda6. The automaker has just announced it will campaign three diesel Mazda6 racers in the Grand-Am GX class of the upcoming 2013 Rolex 24 at Dayt...

Mega Galleries: All day and into the night at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The Rolex 24 at Daytona has run its course, and we spent the weekend absorbing the agitato thunder of the Daytona Prototypes, the mezzo-soprano howl of the GT cars, the RVs, the bonfires, the numerous full-course yellows, the back-course braking ...

The 24 Hours of Daytona in 1:42

Daytona International Speedway is one of motorsport's cathedrals, and when we think of grueling races on the 5.7 kilometre circuit, the Rolex 24 immediately comes to mind. In 2012, 59 teams participated, and after 24 hours of racing, only six ...

The 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona: What we learned, what we saw, what you won't believe happened

Several days after the flag dropped on the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, people are still trying to figure out what it might portend for the rest of the season. In 24 hours, two minutes and 24 seconds, 695 laps were completed by the car that crossed ...

Conquest and controversy conclude the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona [spoilers]

If you don't wish to know who won the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, you should avert your eyes right now. We'll even give you a double-space to skedaddle... For those of you still with us, the first race in the United SportsCar Championship (USCC)...

Watch the life of a racer at the 24 Hours of Daytona

At this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona, Brumos Racing driver Leh Keen wore a camera strapped to his chest. But he didn't just wear it for the race, he wore it for the entire event, from the plane ride in to the post-race press conference. Brumos R...

Grand-Am, ALMS merger results in new United SportsCar Racing series

After the merger between Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series was announced last year, a contest was held to name the new combined series, and that new name is now officially the United SportCar Racing series. This new branding will take plac...

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype unveiled

It's not every day that we get to feast our eyes on a new Corvette, and even if this isn't the much-anticipated C7, well, at least this one is in the here and now. This 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype will race in the Grand-Am Road Raci...

Corvette C7.R will debut in Detroit, race at Rolex 24

​Chevrolet has already confirmed that it will debut the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the Detroit Auto Show next month, and now its motorsports division has announced that the Corvette C7.R racecar will also be on display in Detroit. The new C7.R will the...

First customer team to race Viper GT3-R shaping up

SRT's factory-backed racecar, the Viper GTS-R, debuted and raced at Le Mans and in the American Le Mans Series last year, but more recently SRT introduced the Viper GT3-R for private race teams. Ben Keating, who runs the highest Viper-volume deal...