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Tony Kanaan joins Ford Chip Ganassi Racing line-up for Rolex 24

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Tony Kanaan will race for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month, rounding out a stacked 12-driver line-up for the race.

It was confirmed last week that all four Ford GTs would be taking part in the twice-around-the-clock classic at Daytona, racing in the GT Le Mans class.

On Friday, Ford confirmed a trio of drivers for all four of its cars, with 2015 Rolex 24 winner Kanaan joining a roster of Ford returnees for the race.

Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bourdais, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook all raced the Ford GT at Daytona last year during its maiden outing.

Hand, Muller and Bourdais also claimed class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Briscoe, Westbrook and IndyCar’s Scott Dixon finishing third in GTE Pro.

The 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona takes place on January 28-29.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.