Author: Patrick Reynolds

Kurt Busch Crashes Daytona 500 Victory Lane

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo courtesy USA Today DAYTONA BEACH, Fla- Kurt Busch won a destructive Daytona 500 which continued the pattern that was set throughout the Friday and Saturday events at the Speedway. Busch passed Kyle Larson for the lead on the last lap which was the third lead change in the final three circuits. Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty, almost not having enough fuel to finish the race, being swept up in an accident, and a rearview mirror that had fallen off, to give Tony Stewart his first Daytona 500 win as a team owner....

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Weather Throws IMSA Daytona Rolex 24 Teams an Added Challenge

Story by Patrick Reynolds DAYTONA BEACH, Fla- IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opened with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The word ‘weather’ not only describes the series sponsor, but the literal term threw teams an extra complication as they strategized throughout the 24-hour contest. Saturday race morning dawned with sunny and bright Florida blue skies. Some clouds began to collect as the field moved through tech inspection. The cars were moved to the grid and that was the end of the day’s sunshine. Pre race ceremonies and the 2:30 pm ET green flag took place under overcast conditions...

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Jeff Gordon, Max Angelelli, and Brothers Ricky and Jordan, Lead Taylor Racing to Daytona Rolex 24 Win

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds DAYTONA BEACH Fla- Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem NC is a flat, quarter-mile paved oval that has a reputation as a tough, NASCAR grassroots stock car short track that offers more paint trading and contact between cars, than passing and racing between drivers. The finish of the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona took a page right out of the Stadium’s typical ‘rubbin’ is racin’ playbook as Ricky Taylor executed a bump-and-run on Felipe Albuquerque and won the IMSA crown jewel race. With just over seven minutes remaining, Taylor snuck his Wayne Taylor...

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Rolex 24 Sunday Morning Update

By Patrick Reynolds Daytona Beach, FL- The power that the Cadillacs displayed on Saturday afternoon continued Sunday morning as the Rolex 24 at Daytona hit the 18-hour mark. Wayne Taylor Racing continued to lead with Ricky Taylor behind the wheel and Mustang Sampling Racing ran second with Joao Barbosa driving. The other Cadillac of Whelen Engineering Racing is still in competition with Dane Cameron taking his stint despite time in the garage area for repairs after the car would not restart on a pit stop. Despite the rainy conditions, the car with Seb Morris, Eric Curran, and Michael Conway...

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Jeff Gordon Reflects on First Rolex 24 at Daytona Stint; Taylor Team Leads at Five Hours

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds Daytona Beach, FL- The 55th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona raced into its fifth hour with Cadillacs setting the pace and being the only three cars on the lead lap. The Wayne Taylor Racing entry led the way with Max Angelelli behind the wheel and he had just replaced NASCAR star Jeff Gordon. “The car felt good and strong,” said Gordon as Angelelli led fellow Cadillac-powered driver Eric Curran by three seconds. The pole sitting Cadillac driven by Joao Barbosa took the lead at the start. Ricky Taylor worked the Taylor Racing ride...

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