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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]
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon takes the twin chequered flags to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The field scatters as the drivers avoid the cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the #9 Target Chip Ganassi team celebrate after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon poses with the trophies after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud on the podium after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon toasts his success in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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Belgium JerkOFF drive missed shift on second lap of 82 Daytona24 after finihing 3rd out of 22 in friday qualitying race because of 90+ entries 82 Daytona. Car sponsored by terrific driving school, SKIP BARBER. Belgium driver not trained at Skip Barber. 60 annv. SEBRING 12 Races plus Ray & Susan Sanders KENDALL OIL HISTORIC Races 35th.annv. March 14-17,2012.

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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