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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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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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