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Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, Viso drop out of Rolex 24

The Starworks Motorsports #8 car headed up by Ryan Dalziel and with Allan McNish now added to the five-man driving roster is not affected by the sponsorship problems, and will still race as planned.

Among other drivers due to appear in the event are veteran IndyCar driver Paul Tracy in the #77 Doran Racing Ford/Lola, and Justin Wilson in the #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ford Riley Daytona prototype alongside NASCAR Sprint Cup driver AJ Allmendinger.

Graham Rahal joins Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley Daytona prototype, with the team's #02 entry boasting Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon from Ganassi's IndyCar squad alongside their NASCAR counterparts Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray.

Ryan Briscoe will be one of the drivers of the #10 SunTrust Racing Corvette Daytona prototype, while other big names from across motorsport include Christian Fittipaldi, Max Papis, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Memo Gidley. John Andretti, Boris Said, Travis Pastrana and Michael Waltrip are among the drivers in the Grand Touring (GT) class.




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Ryan Hunter-Reay in the pit lane at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. [Photo: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Tony Kanaan rues a difficult and frustrating qualifying session on the streets of Toronto. July 2011. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Sebastien Bourdais during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in the hairpin during practice at Long Beach -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Helio astroneves celebrate on the podium. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Helio astroneves celebrate on the podium. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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