Kyle Marcelli says he's looking forward to a busy season ahead in IMSA competition, in what's been a "feast or famine" for the Canadian in securing drives in recent years, sportscar365.com reports.
Kyle Larson went back to victory lane on the opening night of the Chili Bowl Nationals. The NASCAR star drove to a commanding victory in Tuesday night's opening night of the Super Bowl of Midget Racing. The win automatically advanced Larson into the 55-lap Saturday night main event at the Tulsa Expo Center, the Associated Press reports.
Chase Elliott took the new Chevrolet Camaro for its inaugural NASCAR Cup laps on Tuesday and Martin Truex Jr. climbed into his Toyota for the first time since becoming series champion. Soon-to-be clean-shaven Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, both with new teams, ran laps at Texas Motor Speedway in their Fords, the Associated Press reports.
Park Place Motorsports is preparing for a Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup campaign this year with the possibility of adding more IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races, according to team principal/driver Patrick Lindsey, sportscar365.com reports.
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Harrison Burton will return to the organization in 2018 with an expanded NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Burton will drive the No. 51 Tundra in nine NCWTS races this season, beginning March 24 at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch Motorsports PR reports.
In the midst of off-season expansion, Kaulig Racing announced that Ryan Truex will drive the No. 11 Chevrolet for the full 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Kaulig Racing PR reports.
After a missing last year's Chili Bowl Nationals, Kasey Kahne is thrilled to be heading to Tulsa again. He will pilot the No. 67 Take 5 Oil Change midget prepared by his cousin, Willie Kahne, in the first of many open-wheel opportunities for the driver and World of Outlaws team owner in 2018, motorsport.com reports.
Conor Daly's goals, ambitions and dreams all lie within the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock. But if his hopes of staying in the series in 2018 and beyond fail, the Hoosier could end up in a NASCAR garage area, Kickin the Tires reports.
Felipe Nasr was the fastest qualifier in the Prototype class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 1:35.806 in his Cadillac DPi.
Joey Hand turned the fastest lap in the GTLM class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 1:43.610 in his Ford GT.
Mirko Bortolotti was fastest in Roar qualifying in the GTD class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 1:47.374 in his Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Felipe Nasr set the fastest overall time so far of the Roar Before the 24 in Session 5 under the lights of Daytona International Speedway. The Brazilian put the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R at the top of the combined session sheets with a lap of 1:37.322, sportscar365.com reports.
French driver Franck Perera turned the fastest lap of the first day at the Roar in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class, posting a best time of 1 minute, 47.175 seconds (119.574 mph) in the No. 11 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Hurcan GT3, IMSA.com reports.
After a debut season in the 2017 WeatherTech Championship in which he learned many of the nuances of the series, Belgian driver Laurens Vanthoor is looking to take a step forward this season as full-time co-driver of the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR with Earl Bamber. He's off to a good start so far, posting the quickest GTLM time of the day at 1 minute, 44.065 seconds (123.148 mph), IMSA.com reports.
Portuguese driver Felipe Albuquerque got the first day his inaugural full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season off to a strong start, leading both of the day's practice sessions at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Albuquerque's best lap in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R was 1 minute, 37.196 seconds (131.851 mph) in the car he is sharing with two-time WeatherTech Championship Prototype champions Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, IMSA.com reports.
Action Express Racing topped a Cadillac DPi 1-2-3-4 in the first on track session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Joao Barbosa set the benchmark time with a lap of 1:37.266 in the No. 5 Cadillac DPi V.R, 0.262 seconds clear of the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac in second, followed by Spirit of Daytona and No. 31 AXR entry in fourth, sportscar365.com reports.
Scott Pruett has announced this month's Rolex 24 at Daytona will be the last race of his storied professional career after 50 years and a combined 88 wins behind the wheel, sportscar365.com reports.
Go Green Racing is proud to announce that Joey Gase will pilot the No. 35 Sparks Energy entry in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The crew chief for the Go Green entry will be Patrick Donahue who worked with Gase in 2017, Go Green Racing PR reports.
Eddie Cheever III is expected to be confirmed as the third driver in Spirit of Daytona Racing's Cadillac DPi.V-R, alongside new full-season drivers Tristan Vautier and Matt McMurry, sportscar365.com reports.
Mazda Team Joest is ready for this weekend's Roar Before the Rolex 24, having rebounded from a heavy accident in private testing at Daytona that left one of its Mazda RT24-Ps with significant damage. Tristan Nunez escaped serious injury in the high-speed crash on Dec. 12, which saw his Mazda DPi lose control at the dogleg and make heavy contact with the wall in the second horseshoe, sportscar365.com reports.