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24 Hours of Daytona

Feb. 1-2, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Officially the Rolex 24 at Daytona and first held in 1962 (as a 3-hour race). An IMSA Camel GT race for exotic prototype sports cars and contested over a 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway. Listed are qualifying position, drivers, chassis, class and laps completed.

  • 1 (5) Rob Dyson, James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger, Andy Wallace, John Paul Jr., Eliot Forbes-Robinson, John Schneider; FORD R&S MK III; WSC; 690 laps (2456.4 miles) at 102.292 mph; 14.48691 margin of victory.
  • 2 (1) Andrew Evans, Fermin Velez, Rob Morgan, Charles Morgan; FERRARI 333SP; WSC; 689 laps.
  • 3 (10) Eduardo Dibos, Jim Pace, Barry Waddell; OLDSMOBILE R&S MK-III; WSC; 672 laps.
  • 4 (20) Ralf Kellners, Patrice Goueslard, Andre Ahrle, Claudia Hurtgen; PORSCHE 911; GTS-2; 665 laps.
  • 5 (18) Jochen Rohr, Andy Pilgrim, Harald Grohs, Arnd Meier; PORSCHE 911; GTS-2; 663 laps.
  • Fastest lap: Fermin Velez (lap #548), FERRARI 333 SP; WSC; 124.242 mph. Top qualifier: Velez, 127.578 mph (1:40.456).
  • Weather: sunny and hot. Attendance: 50,000 (est.).

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