The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the 24-hour sports car endurance race that takes place at Daytona International Speedway each year as a part of Speedweeks finished off after an exciting 24 hours on January 27th at 3:30p.m
Three series of cars race during the Rolex 24, Daytona Prototypes, GT’s and GX sports cars; a winner from each visits victory lane at the end of the event.
With less than an hour to go, four teams were closely battling in the Daytona Prototype class while three cars were side by side in the GT class.
A.J Allmendinger, driving the No.60 DP and Juan Pablo Montoya driving the No.01 DP tangoed with about 50 minutes remaining – causing Allmendinger to go into the grass, ultimately placing him a lap down after he made a pit stop.
With 6:45 left in the race, Montoya and the 01 DP made their last pit stop for fuel.
Montoya was able to hold off during the final stint of the race bringing home the win for Chip Ganassi Racing. For Memo Rojas, and Scott Pruitt it was their third win in five years. For Charlie Kimball it was his debut in the series.
Teams featuring NASCAR drivers Marcos Ambrose and A.J Allmendinger finished third. Jamie McMurray in the #02 car for CG finished in 32nd position. Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip who drove in the GT series finished 15th overall.
Below you will find the class winners for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona:
Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates in the No.01 won in the DP series with Montoya, Pruitt, Rojas and Kimball.