Rank Driver Points
1 Memo Rojas 228
Scott Pruett 228
3 Max Angelelli 204
Ricky Taylor 204
5 JC France 188
Joao Barbosa 188
Terry Borcheller 188
8 Darren Law 187
David Donohue 187
10 Alex Gurney 185
Jon Fogarty 185
12 John Pew 179
Ozz Negri 179
14 Brian Frisselle 151
Henri Richard 151
16 Antonio Garcia 148
Paul Edwards 148
18 Burt Frisselle 146
19 Mike Forest 123
20 Mark Wilkins 121
21 Alex Popow 110
Enzo Potolicchio 110
23 Ryan Dalziel 93
24 Mark Blundell 53
25 Michael Valiante 46
26 Matt Bell 41
27 Graham Rahal 35
Joey Hand 35
29 Dario Franchitti 32
Jamie McMurray 32
Juan Pablo Montoya 32
Scott Dixon 32
33 Christian Fittipaldi 30
Max Papis 30
35 Mark Patterson 28
Martin Brundle 28
Zak Brown 28
38 Ryan Briscoe 26
Wayne Taylor 26
40 Nic Jonsson 25
Nicolas Minassian 25
Ricardo Zonta 25
Tracy Krohn 25
44 AJ Allmendinger 24
Justin Wilson 24
Michael McDowell 24
47 Christophe Bouchut 23
Luis Diaz 23
Scott Tucker 23
50 Buddy Rice 22
51 Henry Gilbert 21
Marc Goossens 21
Shane Lewis 21
54 Raphael Matos 20
Richard Westbrook 20
Ryan Hunter-Reay 20
57 Jimmie Johnson 19
58 Johannes van Overbeek 18
Jorg Bergmeister 18
Patrick Long 18
Seth Neiman 18
62 Sascha Maassen 17
63 Colin Braun 16
Doug Peterson 16
Jan Heylen 16
Jared Beyer 16
Jim Lowe 16
RJ Valentine 16
Romain Iannetta 16
Ross Kaiser 16
Scott Mayer 16
Tomas Enge 16
Latest GRAND-AM News and Commentary
7th-Generation Porsche 911 to Kick Off 50th Rolex 24
Porsche 911 has been at every Daytona 24 Hour Event When the Daytona Continental went to a 24-hour event in 1966, the Porsche 911 race car was already part of the field, winnings its class that year in GT 2000 with Jack Ryan, Bill Benecker and Linley Coleman at the helm. So it seems fitting that the latest Porsche 911 road car will lead the field once again in 2012 as the pace car for the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car classic.
Observations from the IndyCar/Detroit announcement
by Tim Wohlford
This was big. Seriously big. As in, IndyCar hasn't seen anything this big, or as whine-free, since reunification. The content of today's Penske / GM press conference was well known for weeks. Penske will run Chevrolet motors -- actually, via Ilmor, build them too. And, the Detroit Grand Prix will return, taking the prized "Milwaukee" slot the weekend after the Indy 500.
Grand-Am finale Determined to ‘win or wreck,' Ryan Dalziel held off newly crowned Daytona Prototype champion Scott Pruett by 0.416 seconds to capture Saturday's GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season-ending EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched their third DP title in four years by completing the minimum 30 minutes in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley required to score points.
Grand-Am GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and driver Jon Fogarty won their second consecutive and third overall GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series pole of the season Friday in qualifying for tomorrow’s season-ending EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Fogarty edged Ricky Taylor in qualifying for the second-straight race with a record lap time of 1:16.504 (106.253 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley he co-drives with Alex Gurney.
NASCAR Kevin Harvick drove his way around a series of late-race crashes to find Gatorade Victory Lane on Saturday during the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick became the first driver to win in all three major NASCAR series events at MIS with victories in the Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. It was also his second straight win in the Truck Series this season and 11th in his 111th series start.
Fogarty and Gurney win Montreal in convincing style
Grand-Am GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, and drivers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, turned Friday’s record-extending fourth pole position at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve into the their first victory in the Montreal 200 on Saturday for the team’s second win of the 2011 season in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley and their 15th career triumph in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype division.
GR_AM GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and driver Jon Fogarty extended two pole records and defended another Saturday in qualifying for tomorrow’s Montreal 200 where Fogarty drove the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley to its second pole of the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season and a series-leading fourth in five races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Fogarty, who will co-drive with teammate Alex Gurney tomorrow, grabbed the pole early in the 15-minute session on his second flying lap.
by Adriano Manocchia The NASCAR Sprint Cup series ran their rain delayed race in upstate, NY Monday and there was a first time winner. Marcos Ambrose finally broke through to win his first Cup race after a next to last lap pass of Brad Keselowski. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in these photos.
by Adriano Manocchia The Grand-Am series raced Saturday evening at Watkins Glen (won by Angelelli and Taylor) and before that the NASCAR Sprint Cup series qualified (Kyle Busch on pole) and the NASCAR Nationwide Series ran the Zippo 200 won by Kurt Busch. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in over 90 photos.
Grand-Am Max Angelelli managed to hold off numerous attempts by Scott Pruett to win Saturday’s Canadian Tire 200 at Watkins Glen International in the fastest race average speed in the history of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
by Adriano Manocchia The Grand-Am series and NASCAR Sprint Cup series made their annual August trek to Watkins Glen in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. On Friday the Grand-Am cars qualified and the Cup cars practiced. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in over 100 photos.
Grand-Am at Watkins Glen In a wild GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series qualifying session Friday evening at Watkins Glen International, one thing remained constant - Ricky Taylor's pole streak. Taylor captured his sixth consecutive pole position, and will be joined by Memo Rojas on the front row when the green flag waves at 6 p.m. for Saturday's Canadian Tire 200 at The Glen.
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Grand-AM Scott Pruett put another check on his victory list Sunday, taking advantage of sizzling conditions to post his first career victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park - one of only two circuits that the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series visits where he had never won. Pruett and Rojas took their fifth triumph of the season in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley, taking another step toward a second consecutive Daytona Prototype championship
Taylor Improves Daytona Prototype Pole Streak To Five
Grand-Am in NJ Ricky Taylor improved his consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position streak to five Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and will lead the field to the start of Sunday’s American Red Cross 250, the ninth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season. Taylor, in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, lapped the 2.25-mile, 12-turn track at a time of 1:16.719 (106.974 mph), slightly better than Antonio Garcia’s time of 1:16.769 (106.904 mph) in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Chevrolet/Coyote.
by Bob Heathcote The Grand-Am Rolex sports car series raced at Monterey, California on Saturday evening on the famous Laguna Seca road course and Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney held off Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas to win. Our Bob Heathcote was there to capture all the action in these 50 photos.
Hold off Pruett and Rojas at Laguna Seca Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney driving the Gainsco Riley Chevrolet won the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered By Mazda Rolex Grand-AM race at Laguna Seca. The two ex-Champ Car Atlantic series aces beat Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley and Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara.
by Bob Heathcote The Grand-Am series practiced and qualified at Monterey, California on Friday for Saturday's Rolex sports car event at Laguna Seca. Our Bob Heathcote was there to capture all the action in these 85 photos, including some nice aerial shots from a helicopter flying over the famous track.
Taylor Captures Fourth Consecutive Rolex Series Pole
Grand-Am at Laguna Seca Another race, another pole for rising Daytona Prototype star Ricky Taylor. The 21-year-old second-generation driver tamed the tricky 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday by running a lap of 1:20.429 (100.173) in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Riley he shares with Max Angelelli to capture his fourth consecutive pole position in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
by Bob Heathcote The Grand-Am series rolled into Monterey, California on Thursday for this weekend's sports car event at Laguna Seca. Our Bob Heathcote was there to capture all the action in these 100 photos.
2012 Super Weekend at the Brickyard press conference
NASCAR and Grand-Am together at indy The transcripts from the press conference and teleconference announcing the 2012 Super Weekend at the Brickyard are combined in this article, with the teleconference transcript following the press conference transcript. IMS celebrated the Centennial anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and more great events to come as we look forward to the Brickyard 400 this summer and the Super Weekend in 2012 in association with the Brickyard 400.
in July 2012 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the epicenter of American stock car racing and North American sports car racing July 26-29, 2012, as the NASCAR Nationwide Series and GRAND-AM Road Racing will join the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for four exciting races during the inaugural Super Weekend at the Brickyard. It will be the first time in IMS history that races will take place on the 2.5-mile oval and 2.534-mile Grand Prix road course during the same weekend.
Grand-Am Ricky Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position Friday in GRAND-AM's return to historic Road America, and will lead the field for Saturday's Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com. Taylor and Max Angelelli will be seeking their third consecutive victory in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Chevrolet/Dallara when the two-hour race starts at 11 a.m. CT Saturday.
Grand-Am at Watkins Glen Ricky Taylor held off Scott Pruett by 3.839 seconds Saturday to win the 30th Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, ending one winning streak while continuing another. Taylor was joined by Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, winning his second consecutive Rolex Series race from the pole.
Grand-Am at Watkins Glen Ricky and Jordan Taylor led their respective classes Friday in qualifying for the 30th running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, becoming the first brothers to win pole positions for both Daytona Prototype and GT classes at the same GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 event.
by Tim Wohlford This weekend the Grand-Am cars raced at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and although we had some rain, it turned out to be a memorable weekend for Bill Lester, who became the first black racer to win in the GT division and the Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas stranglehold on winning the DP class was broken. Our Tim Wohlford was there to capture these behind the scenes photos.
And Ganassi's 6-race win streak ended in DP It was a history-making day at Virginia International Raceway. Bill Lester took the GT victory in the Bosch Engineering 250 to become the first African-American to win a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event, while Joao Barbosa beat Scott Pruett to the checkered flag by .270 seconds to end TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing's record six-race winning streak.
Edwards and Garcia put Chevy Coyote on pole at VIR
Grand-Am Rolex Series Given his turn to qualify the Spirit of Daytona Chevrolet/Coyote, Paul Edwards stepped up Friday and ran a lap of 1:44.984 (112.131 mph) to capture the pole position for Saturday's Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway. It was the team's second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole, with Antonio Garcia leading qualifying for the recent Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.
IndyCar & Grand-Am Scenes from Barber - Saturday 2
by Rhonda McCole The IndyCars were qualifying Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park outside of Birmingham, Alabama and the Grand-Am series held their race later in the afternoon. The Indy Lights Series also qualified. Rhonda McCole captured these photos, like actor/race car driver Patrick Dempsey (right), to supplement the photos by Scott Morris below.
by Scott Morris The IndyCars were qualifying Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park outside of Birmingham, Alabama and the Grand-Am series held their race later in the afternoon. The Indy Lights Series also qualified. Scott Morris captured these over 100 photos for your viewing pleasure.
At Barber Motorsports Park Ganassi drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have won their 6th straight Grand-Am Rolex race today at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty were 2nd in their Chevy Riley almost 1/2 minute behind.
At barber Motorsports Park Moving to Earnhardt Childress Racing power is for the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season is already paying dividends for Spirit of Daytona Racing. Antonio Garcia ran a lap of 101.368 mph (1:21.682) in Friday's qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park to capture the pole for Saturday's Porsche 250. It was the first career pole for Garcia, Spirit of Daytona Racing and the Coyote chassis.
Grand-Am at Homestead Scott Pruett passed Max Angelelli in Turn 8 in the closing minutes and led the final seven laps to give the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley started by Memo Rojas its fifth consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory. Pruett and Rojas won the final three races in 2010 - when they scored a record nine victories and their second Daytona Prototype championship - and opened 2011 by winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Grand-Am GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and Jon Fogarty captured the pole position Friday for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley with a qualifying lap time of 1:13.655 (112.416 mph), Fogarty’s record-extending 17th career pole and his second with GAINSCO in the last three years at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Grand-Am Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates completed the "Chip Slam," winning the 49th Rolex 24 At Daytona to give the team consecutive victories in the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and America's premier endurance race, cheered by the biggest GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series crowd at Daytona International Speedway.
As Rolex 24 gets ready to start on Saturday While much of the U.S. is in the midst of dealing with winter weather woes, the forecast for this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona couldn’t be better. Although central Florida did see extreme weather earlier in the week when thunderstorms and 70 mph winds left a trail of damaged structures in its wake, the storm’s effect on Daytona has been to put a shine on the preparations for one of the most iconic endurance races in motorsports.
The wait is nearly over For competitors and fans alike, the anticipation that has been building for the 2011 motor racing season will shortly be realized with the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the headline act of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, which takes place January 29-30 at Daytona International Speedway.
by Cathy Elliott Like NASCAR, the GRAND-AM Series opens the season with its biggest race, at the very same venue. The 49th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be held on Jan. 29-30 at Daytona International Speedway. The span of weeks between Homestead-Miami Speedway and Speedweeks at Daytona seems all too brief when it begins in November, but by the time early January arrives, the days seem to be dragging along as slowly as the director’s cut of “Braveheart.”
On final day of testing Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron's operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron's Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track record with a lap of 128.194 mph (1:39.973) in the No. 8 Corsa Car Care Ford/Riley.
Day 2 of Grand-Am testing in Daytona AJ Allmendinger has been racing the Rolex 24 At Daytona for Michael Shank Racing in a Riley since 2006, when he finished a career-best second. He will be racing a Dallara for the first time in the 49th running of the event on Jan. 29-30, and the former Champ Car winner turned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular is proving to be a quick study. Allmendinger was fastest in Saturday's second day of "Roar Before the Rolex 24" testing at Daytona International Speedway.
Grand-Am Picking up where he left off last year, Scott Pruett ran the fastest laps Friday at Daytona International Speedway to lead the opening day of the "Roar Before the Rolex 24" in the car that dominated last year's Daytona Prototype championship. The three-day session is giving competitors in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 an opportunity to prepare for the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, set for Jan. 29-30.
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