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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 - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: IndyCar media/Chris Jones]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon sprays the champagne in Victory Circle following his win in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, his fourth series championship of his career. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, after winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Joining him on the podium is Charlie Kimball, driver of the #83 Novolog Flexpen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 who finished third. Chevrolet won its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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Terrific, FLAKY SPONSOR backs out of a quality team effort at last minute. This happened to my T.I.D.E.Team at 1981 LeMans 24, TIDE ch.pozzi ferrari France, I used my own money, owned ferrari 512BBLM no. 31589 FROM 1980-1987. We ARE THE last FERRARI to FINSH IN TOP 5 at LeMans and win class.IMSA,5th O.A. NO SPONSORSHIP Monies taken!JerkOff Belgin driver Bernard d'Driver MISSED A SHIFT ON 2nd lap & blew motor.



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