McMurray/Larson/Dixon/Kanaan win Rolex 24
Kyle Larson | 42
(January 25, 2015 4:24 PM EST)
Today’s race marked the sixth Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) in just 12 attempts.
CGRFS now holds the record for most Rolex 24 At Daytona wins in the 53-year history of the race (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015) – recently tied with Brumos Racing. This is the second Rolex 24 win for the No. 02 car (2006, 2015). With his first win, Jamie McMurray joined AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This marked the second Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Scott Dixon (2006, 2015), and the first for Tony Kanaan in just his second start with CGRFS. This marked the first Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Kyle Larson in just his second Rolex 24 start.-Chip Ganassi Racing
McMurray/Larson/Dixon/Kanaan win Rolex 24
Jamie McMurray | 1
(January 25, 2015 4:23 PM EST)
Today’s race marked the sixth Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) in just 12 attempts.
CGRFS now holds the record for most Rolex 24 At Daytona wins in the 53-year history of the race (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015) – recently tied with Brumos Racing. This is the second Rolex 24 win for the No. 02 car (2006, 2015). With his first win, Jamie McMurray joined AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This marked the second Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Scott Dixon (2006, 2015), and the first for Tony Kanaan in just his second start with CGRFS. This marked the first Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Kyle Larson in just his second Rolex 24 start.-Chip Ganassi Racing
Vogelsong back with Giants for one year, $4M
Ryan Vogelsong | SF
(January 23, 2015 5:05 PM EST)
Giants re-signed RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year, $4 million contract.
He'll have the chance to earn more through incentives. Vogelsong chose the Giants over the Astros even though he'll likely enter the season as a long reliever if Matt Cain (elbow) and Tim Hudson (ankle) progress as hoped. The 37-year-old held a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 32 starts with the defending champs last year.
Gordon to run final full-time NASCAR season
Jeff Gordon | 24
(January 22, 2015 10:21 AM EST)
Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015.
He announced his decision this morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992. Gordon said. "I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the offseason, and I've decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship. I won't use the ‘R-word' because I plan to stay extremely busy in the years ahead, and there's always the possibility I'll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that."-Hendrick Motorsports
Kemba Walker struggles with shot in return
Kemba Walker | CHA
(January 21, 2015 10:13 PM EST)
Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.
Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games.
Jeremy Clements to return for full season
Jeremy Clements | 751
(January 21, 2015 9:35 PM EST)
Jeremy Clements Racing announced that the team will run full time in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series, with Jeremy Clements driving the #51 Chevy.
This will be the fifth full time season for the single car, family owned team. Clements closed out the 2014 season 15th in the point standings, with 2 top 10 finishes at Road America and Daytona. "The 2014 season was the best season for us so far," said Clements. "We are looking to build on what we accomplished last year and hope to make this season even better." The team continues to pursue marketing partners for the season, and announcements of those partnerships will be made at a later date.(Jeremy Clements Racing)-jayski.com
Michael Lira enters 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona
Michael Lira | A69
(January 21, 2015 9:31 PM EST)
Muehlner Motorsports America has added 17 year-old Port Orange, Fla. driver Michael Lira to its Porsche 911 GT America driver line-up for the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Michael will have plenty of recent track time on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course prior to race day. He participated in the Roar Before The Rolex 24 less than two weeks ago, and he will race in a Ford Mustang in the 2.5 hour BMW Performance 200 the day before the 24. An ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards regular, Lira picked up additional track time on the Daytona 2.5-mile stock car circuit in last week’s ARCA Racing Series open test.
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ARCA Racing
Schrader announces 2015 ARCA team lineup
Ken Schrader | A52
(January 21, 2015 9:26 PM EST)
Expect to see a lot of Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) on the ARCA Racing tour in 2015.
The No. 52 Federated Auto Parts KSR Chevrolet Impala team, which finished sixth in 2014 owner points with three drivers, is expected to return in 2015 with much the same cast of drivers to include Schrader, Martinsville Speedway track president Clay Campbell and, more than likely, 18-year-old Matt Tifft. "Right now, we’ve got Clay Campbell in for Daytona and Talladega," Schrader said. "I can tell you that I’ll be driving in the first Salem race, Toledo, Winchester, IRP (Lucas Oil Raceway), DuQuoin and the last Salem for sure, maybe more. Outside of that, I’m confident that you’ll see some Matt Tifft appearances in there too." Campbell finished third at Daytona in Schrader’s car last year.-ARCA Racing
Grala has successful test with Lira Mtrsprts
Kaz Grala | E96
(January 21, 2015 9:21 PM EST)
In a rain-shortened, one day ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test session at Daytona International Speedway, 16 year old Kaz Grala made a good impression on the Lira Motorsports team he was driving for.
A last minute addition to the test session for the Port, Orange, FL based team, Grala flew in from Boston for the day to take advantage of the opportunity to drive on the 2.5 mile high-banked superspeedway. Kaz has been tagged by the media as a driver to watch this year. After finishing seventh in the K&N driver points standings last year as the series youngest full time competitor, he is set to return to the series this year with Ben Kennedy Racing.
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ARCA Racing
Ron Hornaday driver for The Motorsports Group
Ron Hornaday Jr. | 30
(January 21, 2015 8:21 PM EST)
Veteran NASCAR driver, Ron Hornaday, will be the primary driver of the No. 30 Chevrolet SS for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, starting at Daytona International Speedway.
Hornaday, a longtime veteran in the NASCAR garage, has been involved in racing his entire life. Starting off in the NASCAR K&N Series in 1989, he quickly advanced to the top series in the sport. In addition to an impressive 55 combined series wins, Hornaday also has four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championships.-The Motorsports Group

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