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IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
The winning Ganassi drivers - Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, and Scott Dixon
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F1: England
The 2015 Williams F1 car was unveiled on the cover of F1 Racing magazine
F1 Racing Magazine

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
The winning Ganassi team rolls into victory circle
LAT USA for IMSA

NASCAR: Charlotte
NASCAR star Jeff Gordon announced this week he will retire from full-time driving after this season
Getty Images for NASCAR

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
GTLM winners Ryan Briscoe, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia celebrate
Richard Prince for Chevy

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
The #3 Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, driven by Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen races to victory in the GTLM class
Richard Prince for Chevy

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Scott Dixon leads in the Ganassi Ford
LAT USA for IMSA

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Cars run under caution at night
Rolex

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Sunrise over the Daytona Speedway
Rolex
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Ford's Mexican 302 Engine
  by Stephen Cox
After a Mexican 302-equipped Ford Torino crossed the block at Mecum Auctions recently, I've received a boatload of questions about these unique engines, their collector value, and how to identify them. Mexican 302's are a bit of an oddity, so I thought I'd pass along the answers publicly for Ford enthusiasts.
NASCAR Media Tour Day 1
  by Pete McCole
Monday morning marked the opening day of the 33rd annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom at the Charlotte Convention Center - a yearly event bringing together motorsports journalists from across the country to meet the teams and star drivers of NASCAR as they prepare to for the start of the 2015 NASCAR season and the season-opening events at Daytona Speedweeks just a month away.
NASCAR Plans No Changes to the Chase in 2015
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France addressed the media on Monday as the lead off event to the 33rd annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour to lay out his annual "State of the Sport" address, and the biggest change France announced - was no change at all. In a departure from previous years addresses, where most of the major changes in the sport have been announced, France said everything is status quo for the 2015 season, including no changes to the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format or any radical schedule changes on any of the sports three major touring series.
IndyCar drivers Dixon and Bourdais 1-2 in Rolex 24
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais finished 1-2 in the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In the final 10-minute sprint after a late caution caused by the crash of the PC leading Colin Braun's No. 54 Oreca, Bourdais closed on Dixon's Ford but came up 1.3 sec. short.  Antonio Garcia brought the No. 3 Corvette home first in the GTLM class over Dirk Werner's BMW Z4 while the No. 52 Oreca won the PC class. The No. 94 Dodge Viper won the GTD class.
We drive the Kia K900
  by Ali Arsham
Kia has come a long way since their humble beginnings.  The best evidence is the new Kia K900, a car so luxurious that many European luxury car makers should be getting nervous.  This year marks Kia Motors' 20th anniversary in the U.S. market, and the all-new K900 is a symbol of how far the brand has come and the next bold example of the challenger spirit that has benefitted Kia over two decades of growth and maturation.
Jeff Gordon To Retire After 2015 Season
  by Pete McCole
After 23 seasons, 92 wins and four championships, Jeff Gordon has decided to call it a career. And what a career is has been. Gordon, at 43 years of age and the current active leader in victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time competition following the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Gordon informed his team during a meeting at the shops of Hendrick Motorsports, where Gordon has spent his entire 23-year Sprint Cup career.
Gordon and Hendrick Press Conference
  On Gordon's retirement from fulltime driving
We are joined by Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Axalta/3M Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Gordon, a four time premier series champion has won 92 races and is third on the all time wins list. We're also joined by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Mr. Hendrick has a record 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships, including four with Jeff.
Rolex 24: Negri puts Ligier Honda on pole
  Beats Ganassi's two Fords
Michael Shank Racing will start the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona from the pole position, courtesy of Ozz Negri in qualifying Thursday. The Brazilian recorded a best lap of 1:39.194 in his No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda in the 15-minute prototype qualifying session, edging out the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford of Scott Dixon by 0.108 seconds. It marked the first pole for a P2 car at Daytona and also in the team's debut outing with the Onroak Automotive-built prototype, following more than a decade of running DP machinery in GRAND-AM competition.
Rolex 24 At Daytona Impossible To Predict
  By Steven Cole Smith
When the checkered flag falls on the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona at 2:10 p.m. Sunday afternoon, there's only one thing we now know for sure: The car that's the first under the flag will have earned the victory. "This is a strong field," said Scott Atherton, IMSA president and chief operating officer. "A very strong field." That may be an understatement.
AR1 Talks with Tony Kanaan
  by Brian Carroccio
Earlier today, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan took a few minutes to speak with AutoRacing1's Brian Carroccio. Normally, the pilot of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, Kanaan will once moonlight this weekend the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Along with Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, and Jamie McMurray, Kanaan will co-drive the #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target Ford EcoBoost Riley DP.
Force India launches 2015 car in Mexico City
  F1
Sahara Force India launched its 2015 season today offering fans and media a first impression of how the VJM08 will look when it makes its track debut next month. A spectacular event at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City saw Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg pull back the covers to reveal the team's fresh new look for 2015.
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