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Ford, Chip Ganassi sport special liveries in 2019 Rolex 24

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Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing will sport two special liveries on their Ford GTs for the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, which will be shown live on the NBC family of networks beginning Jan. 24.

The special paint will commemorate key moments in IMSA as the series kicks off its 50th anniversary year.

The No. 66 of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller and Sebastien Bourdais will carry colors replicating Roush Racing’s Motorcraft Ford from 1985. Wally Dallenbach Jr., Doc Bundy and John Jones drove that car. Jones went on to win the IMSA driver’s championship that season.

The No. 67 of Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon will pay tribute to Castrol oil with retro looking green and red stripes.

“We’re excited to show off our Ford GTs in a new way, and at the same time join IMSA in celebrating its 50th anniversary,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports at IMSA.com.

Ganassi won the last two Rolex 24 GTLM titles, bringing their total to eight.

“I’m really excited and proud that Ford is doing something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IMSA,” Westbrook said. “Ford and Castrol had a lot of successful history in those years, so for the two to come together and do something as eye-catching as these new liveries, I’m going to be really proud driving that car. I’ve seen enough footage of cars in that livery going around Daytona before the bus stop chicane was put in, which was a very iconic period of IMSA racing, so to be in an iconic car in that livery trying to defend our title will be something really special.”

Qualification report for Anaheim II Supercross

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Marvin Musquin posted the fastest lap in Qualification 2 for the third round of the 2019 Supercross season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. His fastest lap was 57.660 seconds.

Eli Tomac was second-fast at 58:026 with Ken Roczen rounding out the top three at 58.381.

The 250s were almost as fast in the Qualification 2 with Adam Cianciarulo posting a lap of 58.892. In fact, in the first qualification round while the track was still drying out from weekday rains, the 250s were considerably quicker with Dylan Ferrandis’ lap of 58.637 topping the 450 field. Tomac was fastest in that session with a lap of 59.003 seconds.

Click here for complete Qualifying 2, Group A results
Click here for complete Qualifying 1, Group A results

In the 250 class:

Group A, Qualifying 2: Adam Cianciarulo and the field lost some time from Qualification 1, posting a fastest lap of 58.892 seconds. Dylan Ferrandis was second fast at 59.027 with RJ Hampshire third at 59.541 seconds. Thomas Do was quickest in Group B with a time of 1:02.704.
Group A, Qualifying 1: Ferrandis (58:637) was fastest over Cianciarulo (58.725) and Colt Nichols (59.173). Scott Champion was fastest from Group B with a 1:03.544, which was 19th best.

Click here for complete Qualifying 2, Group A results
Click here for complete Qualifying 1, Group A results

Qualification each week can be seen live with NBC’s Sport Gold Supercross / Motocross season pass, which can be purchased at https://www.nbcsports.com/gold.

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