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2020 Vision: Q&A with IMSA President Scott Atherton
  By Steven Cole Smith
The big news of last weekend in the world of sports car racing was the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the second race in the season for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship sanctioned by the International Motors Sports Association (IMSA). But profoundly important for the future of both the sanctioning body and series was an announcement made moments before the green flag: IMSA had signed a six-year extension through 2020 with the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO).
Bourdais/Fittipaldi/Barbosa win 12 Hours of Sebring
  Action Express leads Corvette DP 1-2-3
Action Express Racing scored a dominant victory in Saturdays 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, leading a Corvette DP 1-2-3 of the podium. Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and IndyCar star Sebastien Bourdais, took the No. 5 Corvette DP to a commanding win, despite a jammed front sway bar that caused a push condition in the second half of the race.
Olivier Pla wins pole for 12-Hours of Sebring
  In Krohn's Ligier-Judd
Frenchman Olivier Pla was fastest in most of the practice sessions and he did it again when it counted to win the pole for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring classic. Pla's lap of 1m51.152s beat the Honda ARX of Ryan Dalziel by 0.303sec. Joao Barbosa will start 3rd in the Action Express Corvette DP. Martin Plowman put his Oreca on pole for PC class, Frederic Makowiecki was fastest in GTLM and Jeroen Bleekemolen put his Dodge Viper on GTD pole.
Who Will Win At Sebring? It's Anybody's Guess
  By Steven Cole Smith
With 46 cars on the entry list for the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, there's no doubt the competition will be fast and furious from the drop of the green flag at 10:40 am (ET) Saturday to the checkered flag 12 hours later. At one time, Sebring – run on the historic 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course which partly consists of pavement dating back to World War II - was a strategy race, where it was important to save your car, and your drivers, for the sprint to the end.
12 Hours of Sebring Preview
  Tudor US Sports Car Classic
The tradition of America’s longest-running endurance sports car race continues Saturday, March 21 when the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes the green flag for the 63rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 a.m. ET.).  Since 1952, world class drivers from Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar and international sports car competition have gathered at Sebring International Raceway.
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.
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.
IMSA News And Notes: Rolex 24 At Daytona
  53 cars entered
The annual kick off to the international motorsports calendar, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of the premier racing events in the world. With 53 cars from 10 different automotive manufacturers, and lineups comprised of star drivers from NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One joining the best of the best from international sports car competition, this year's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 on Jan. 24-25 is a can't-miss event.
Scenes from the 24 Hours of Dubai
  by Gary Parravani
Oliver Webb, Yelmer Buurman, Abdulaziz Al Faisal and Hubert Haupt won the 10th running of the Dubai 24 Hours for the Black Falcon Mercedes team. In a race that was marked by high attrition and a total of 12 lead changes, the Black Falcon Mercedes led 550 of the 604 laps it completed. Our Gary Parravani was there and captured these photos.
If you want to market racing to the 18-24 crowd
  Then read this
AR1.com has published many articles over the years on how to market auto racing to fans and most recently Brian Mackey has raised our game to a new level with some excellent articles on the marketing of motorsports. We have also criticized NASCAR and IndyCar for its aging fan population and the fact that they appear to have lost the youth of this country who do not have the same love for motorsports as us Baby Boomers. This article will help you better understand how teenagers use social media with the hope that the marketing people in USA motorsports find ways to connect with the next generation of potential motorsports fans
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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road America

Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 285
1 Christian Fittipaldi 285
2 Jordan Taylor 269
2 Ricky Taylor 269
3 Michael Valiante 267
3 Richard Westbrook 267
4 Gustavo Yacaman 253
5 Scott Pruett 250
6 Ed Brown 233
6 Johannes van Overbeek 233
7 Ryan Dalziel 228
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 228
7 John Pew 228
7 Scott Sharp 228
8 Memo Rojas 218
9 Joel Miller 198
10 Olivier Pla 172
11 Tristan Nunez 164
12 Sylvain Tremblay 133
13 Brian Frisselle
14 Eric Curran 124
15 Boris Said 117
16 Alex Brundle 113
17 Tom Long 18
18 Sage Karam 104
19 Katherine Legge 102
120 Max Angelelli 85
21 Brian Frisselle 84
22 Andy Meyrick 82
23 Sebastien Bourdais 67
24 Marino Franchitti 60
25 Tristan Vautier 19 58
26 HoPin Tung 57
27 Jon Fogarty 1 54
28 Gabby Chaves 16 53
29 Simon Pagenaud 52
30 Mike Rockenfeller 51
31 David Brabham 50
31 Scott Dixon 50
31 Tony Kanaan 50
32 Guy Cosmo 46
32 Klaus Graf 46
32 Anthony Lazzaro 46
32 Lucas Luhr 46
33 Justin Wilson 43
34 Byron DeFoor 41
34 David Hinton 41
34 Jim Pace 41
35 Wayne Taylor 33
36 Fabien Giroix 31
36 John Martin 31
37 Alex Popow 30
38 Roman Rusinov 26
38 Oliver Webb 26
39 Kyle Larson 24
40 Frank Beck 23
41 Ben Devlin 22
41 Max Papis 22
41 Bradley Smith 22
42 Jamie McMurray 21
43 AJ Allmendinger 20
44 James Hinchcliffe 19
44 Jann Mardenborough 19
45 Alexander Rossi 16
45 Sebastian Saavedra 16
46 Brendon Hartley 15
46 E.J. Viso 15
47 Memo Gidley 14
47 Alex Gurney 14
48 Scott Mayer 1 3
49 Pierre Kaffer 1
49 Darren Law 1 
Prototype (P)
TOP SPEED: 190 mph
WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 Lbs
WIDTH: 74 inches
GEARBOX: 6-speed
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon or Tubing

Prototype Challenge (PC)
TOP SPEED: 175 mph
WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds
HEIGHT: 40 inches
WIDTH: 74 inches
ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3
FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum
CARS: Production based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
CHASSIS: Tube Frame

GT Daytona (GTD)
WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds
CARS: Production Based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Tube frame