Articles tagged Alex Gurney

Page 139 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 139, April 2014

Rolex 24 Daytona

Florida, USA Gear selection bothers were a nuisance, a spurious late-race caution period rather more so. Action Express Racing looked to have this year’s Rolex 24 – the 52nd Daytona 24 Hours – firmly in its control as the final 20 minutes approached… but then the 26th-placed Porsche 911 slid harmlessly into a tyre wall, reversed out and continued without a murmur. No need for a full-course yellow...

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Stallings bucks the economic trend

Bob Stallings owns both Gainsco Insurance and the Grand-Am team that bears his name. Stallings’s regular drivers are Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney (above), who claimed the 2007 title aboard a Pontiac-Riley. The combination is unchanged for 2009. Talking about life in the economically-challenged world of today, Stallings said: “We’re not doing anything different. We’re trying to do everything a...

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Friends, team-mates, rivals...

And add employer and employee to that list. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have a unique relationship in NASCAR, as well as being two drivers who have redefined the sport By Gordon Kirby Between them they have nine championships and 140 wins in NASCAR’s premier division. They are by far and away US stock car racing’s most successful active drivers, and beyond that they have already secured their...

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Ganassi heads entries for Rolex 24

The Rolex 24 hours kicks off the American racing season at Daytona at the end of January, two weeks before the 500. Chip Ganassi’s Grand-Am operation has been the team to beat in recent years, winning the race in 2007 and ’08 and finishing a close second in ’09. Ganassi’s Lexus-powered Rileys have been rebranded with Toyota engines for this coming season. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, the 2008...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Daytona, a track that knows how to treat its fans – Franchitti and Montoya on NASCAR’s challenge – Why Jimmie Johnson would love an F1 drive – Brian Redman honoured as ‘Grand Marshal’ Chip Ganassi grinned: “I love this race, it’s like a harbinger of spring…” ‘Harbinger’ is not a word one routinely hears in a motor racing paddock, but then this particular paddock was – for me – an...

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Two sides of sports cars

Sports car racing’s big challenge has always been to achieve a level playing field for both factory and independent teams, a rare balance no sanctioning body has ever been able to strike for anything more than a few years. In America, IMSA ruled sports car racing for almost 20 years until it imploded amid domination by Toyota. Run by former SCCA man John Bishop, IMSA operated quite effectively...

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Brooks and Gurney come to dinner

One of the highlights of this year’s 35th Long Beach Grand Prix weekend was the Road Racing Drivers’ Club’s dinner with Dan Gurney. A full house of 250 guests turned out to honour Dan, and RRDC president Bobby Rahal confirmed the club’s long-term commitment to Team USA, the scholarship programme set up by British journalist Jeremy Shaw for promising American open-wheel racers. The proceeds from...

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Grand glory for Porsche

A ferocious last stint by Juan Pablo Montoya made for an enthralling final two hours to this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. After a magnificent duel Montoya’s Lexus-powered Riley Daytona Prototype was beaten by David Donohue’s similar car, whose more powerful Porsche engine enabled the 42-year-old veteran to score the biggest win of his career. Donohue is the son of the great Mark Donohue, who...


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