The Info List - 24 Hours Of Daytona

The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex
24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is run on a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course, utilizing portions of the NASCAR
tri-oval and an infield road course. Since its inception, it has been held the last weekend of January or first weekend of February, part of Speedweeks, and it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. It is also the first race of the season for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race has had several names over the years. Since 1991, the Rolex Watch Company is the title sponsor of the race under a naming rights arrangement, replacing Sunbank (now SunTrust) which in turn replaced Pepsi
in 1984. Winning drivers of all classes receive a steel Rolex Daytona watch. In 2006, the race moved one week earlier into January to prevent a clash with the Super Bowl, which had in turn moved one week later into February a few years earlier. The race has been known historically as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing,[1] although it suffers from an increasing isolation from international Sports Car racing regulations, which have been eased in recent years (Prototypes include P2 Prototypes and an IMSA-spec open engine class with aero kits, and the two Grand Touring classes are now divided between ACO GTE, and FIA/SRO Group GT3 classes).


1 Beginnings 2 24-hour history 3 Grand American and Daytona Prototypes 4 Daytona GTs 5 GX Class 6 Statistics

6.1 Constructors 6.2 Engine manufacturers 6.3 Drivers with the most overall wins

7 Overall winners

7.1 3-hour duration 7.2 2000 km distance 7.3 24-hour duration (1966–1971) 7.4 6-hour duration 7.5 24-hour duration (1973 and since 1975)

8 References 9 External links

Beginnings[edit] Shortly after the track opened, on April 5, 1959, a six-hour/1000 kilometer USAC- FIA
sports car race was held on the road course. Count Antonio Von Dory and Roberto Mieres
Roberto Mieres
won the race in a Porsche, shortened to 560.07 miles due to darkness.[2] The race utilized a 3.81-mile layout, running counter-clockwise.[3] In 1962, a few years after the track was built, a 3-hour sports car race was introduced. Known as the Daytona Continental, it counted towards the FIA's new International Championship for GT Manufacturers. The first Continental was won by Dan Gurney, driving a 2.7L Coventry Climax-powered Lotus 19.[1] Gurney was a factory Porsche
driver at the time, but the 1600-cc Porsche
718 was considered too small and slow for what amounted to a sprint race on a very fast course. In 1964, the event was expanded to 2,000 km (1,240 mi), doubling the classic 1000 km distance of races at Nürburgring, Spa and Monza. The distance amounted to roughly half of the distance the 24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
winners covered at the time, and was similar in length to the 12 Hours of Sebring, which was also held in Florida in March. Starting in 1966, the Daytona race was extended to the same 24-hour length as Le Mans. 24-hour history[edit] Unlike the Le Mans event, the Daytona race is conducted entirely over a closed course within the speedway arena without the use of any public streets. Most parts of the steep banking are included, interrupted with a chicane on the back straight and a sweeping, fast infield section which includes two hairpins. Unlike Le Mans, the race is held in wintertime, when nights are at their longest. There are lights installed around the circuit for night racing, although the infield section is still not as well-lit as the main oval. However, the stadium lights are turned on only to a level of 20%, similar to the stadium lighting setup at Le Mans, with brighter lights around the pit straight, and decent lighting similar to street lights around the circuit.[4] In the past, a car had to cross the finish line after 24 hours to be classified, which led to dramatic scenes where damaged cars waited in the pits or on the edge of the track close to the finish line for hours, then restarted their engines and crawled across the finish line one last time in order to finish after the 24 hours and be listed with a finishing distance, rather than dismissed with DNF (Did Not Finish). This was the case in the initial 1962 Daytona Continental (then 3 hours), in which Dan Gurney's Lotus 19 had established a lengthy lead when the engine failed with just minutes remaining. Gurney stopped the car at the top of the banking, just short of the finish line. When the three hours had elapsed, Gurney simply cranked the steering wheel to the left (toward the bottom of the banking) and let gravity pull the car across the line, to not only salvage a finishing position, but actually win the race.[1] This led to the international rule requiring a car to cross the line under its own power in order to be classified. The first 24 Hour event in 1966 was won by Ken Miles
Ken Miles
and Lloyd Ruby driving a Ford
Mk. II. Motor Sport reported: "For their first 24-hour race the basic organization was good, but the various officials in many cases were out of touch, childish and lacked the professional touch which one now finds at Watkins Glen."[5] After having lost in 1966 at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans to the Fords, the Ferrari
P series prototypes staged a 1–2–3 side-by-side parade finish at the banked finish line in 1967.[6] The Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
road car was given the unofficial name Ferrari
Daytona in celebration of this victory.[7]

Pit box of the Ford
team during the 24 hours of Daytona, 1967

repeated this show in their 1–2–3 win in the 1968 24 Hours. After the car of Gerhard Mitter
Gerhard Mitter
had a big crash caused by tire failure in the banking, his teammate Rolf Stommelen
Rolf Stommelen
supported the car of Vic Elford
Vic Elford
and Jochen Neerpasch.[clarification needed] When the car of the longtime leaders Jo Siffert
Jo Siffert
and Hans Herrmann
Hans Herrmann
dropped to second due to a technical problem, these two also joined the new leaders while continuing with their car. So Porsche
managed to put 5 of 8 drivers on the center of the podium, plus Jo Schlesser
Jo Schlesser
and Joe Buzzetta finishing in third place, with only Mitter being left out.[8] Lola finished 1–2 in the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona. The winning car was the Penske Lola T70- Chevrolet
of Mark Donohue
Mark Donohue
and Chuck Parsons.[9] Few spectators witnessed the achievement as Motor Sport reported: "The Daytona 24-Hour race draws a very small crowd, as can be seen from the empty stands in the background."[10] In 1972, due to the energy crisis, the race was shortened to 6 hours, while for 1974 the race was cancelled altogether.[11] In 1982, following near-continuous inclusion on the World Sportscar Championship, the race was dropped as the series attempted to cut costs by both keeping teams in Europe and running shorter races. The race continued on as part of the IMSA GT Championship. The regular teams were expanded to three drivers in the 1970s. Nowadays, often four or five drivers compete. Many of these additional drivers are known as "gentleman racers"; people with the personal means to buy their place in the cockpit. The winning entry in 1997 featured as many as seven drivers taking a turn in the cockpit. The current limit is four drivers, and currently in the GT3-specification GT Daytona class, a gentleman driver is required ( FIA
Silver or Bronze) to be in the car for a specific number of hours. Grand American and Daytona Prototypes[edit]

Daytona Prototype

After several ownership changes at IMSA which changed the direction the organization followed, it was decided by the 1990s that the Daytona event would align with the Grand-Am series, a competitor of the American Le Mans Series, which, as its name implies, uses the same regulations as the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Grand Am series, though, is instead closely linked to NASCAR
and the original ideas of IMSA and focused on controlled costs and close competition. In order to make sports car racing less expensive than elsewhere, new rules were introduced in 2002. The dedicated Daytona Prototypes (DP) use less expensive materials and technologies and the car's simple aerodynamics reduce the development and testing costs. The DPs began racing in 2003 with six cars in the race.[12] Specialist chassis makers like Riley, Dallara, and Lola provide the DP cars for the teams and the engines are branded under the names of major car companies like Pontiac, Lexus, Ford, BMW, and Porsche. Daytona GTs[edit]

Mustang GT car during the 2012 Rolex

The Gran Turismo class cars at Daytona are closer to the road versions, similar to the GT3 class elsewhere. For example, the more standard Cup version of the Porsche
996 is used, instead of the usual RS/RSR racing versions. Recent Daytona entries also include BMW
M3s and M6s, Porsche
911s, Chevy Camaros and Corvettes, Mazda RX-8s, Pontiac
GTO.Rs, and Ferrari
F430 Challenges. The Audi R8 and the Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Italia
debuted in the 50th anniversary of the race in 2012. From the era of the IMSA GTO and GTU until the 2015 rule changes, spaceframe cars clad in lookalike body panels to compete in GT (the new BMW
M6, Chevrolet
Camaro, and Mazda RX-8). These rules are similar to the old GTO specification, but with more restrictions. The intent of spaceframe cars is to allow teams to save money, especially after crashes, where teams can rebuild the cars for the next race at a much lower cost, or even redevelop cars, instead of having to write off an entire car after a crash or at the end of a year. Starting in 2014, the GT Daytona class began a phasing in where by 2016, the class was restricted exclusively to Group GT3
Group GT3
cars. Group GT3 is not used at Le Mans. GX Class[edit] The 2013 race was the first and only year for the GX class. Six cars started in the event. The class consisted of purpose built production Porsche
Cayman S and Mazda 6
Mazda 6
racecars. Mazda debuted their first diesel racecar there which is the first time a diesel fuel racecar ever started at the Daytona 24. Throughout the race the Caymans were dominant, while all three Mazdas suffered premature engine failure and retired from the race. By a 9 lap lead, the #16 Napleton Porsche Cayman, driven by David Donohue, was the GX winner. Statistics[edit] Constructors[edit] Porsche
has the most overall victories of any manufacturer with 22, scored by various models, including the road based 911, 935 and 996. Porsche
also won a record 11 consecutive races from 1977 to 1987 and won 18 out of 23 races from 1968 to 1991.

Rank Constructor Wins Years

1 Porsche 18 1968, 1970–71, 1973, 1975, 1977–83, 1985–87, 1989, 1991, 2003

2 Riley 10 2005–13, 2015

3 Ferrari 5 1963–64, 1967, 1972, 1998

4 Riley & Scott 3 1996–97, 1999

Dallara 2002, 2017–18

6 Ford 2 1965–66

Jaguar 1988, 1990

Nissan 1992, 1994

9 Lotus 1 1962

Lola 1969

BMW 1976

March 1984

Toyota 1993

Kremer 1995

Dodge 2000

Chevrolet 2001

Doran 2004

Coyote 2014

Ligier 2016

Engine manufacturers[edit] In addition to their 18 wins as both car and engine manufacturers, Porsche
has four wins solely as an engine manufacturer, in 1984, 1995, and two in the Daytona Prototype
Daytona Prototype
era in 2009 and 2010.

Rank Engine manufacturer Wins Years

1 Porsche 22 1968, 1970–71, 1973, 1975, 1977–87, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2009–10

2 Ford 6 1965–66, 1997, 1999, 2012, 2015

3 Ferrari 5 1963–64, 1967, 1972, 1998

4 BMW 3 1976, 2011, 2013

Chevrolet 1969, 2001, 2014

Lexus 2006–08

7 Jaguar 2 1988, 1990

Nissan 1992, 1994

Pontiac 2004–05

Cadillac 2017–18

11 Coventry Climax 1 1962

Toyota 1993

Oldsmobile 1996

Dodge 2000

Judd 2002

Honda 2016

Drivers with the most overall wins[edit]

Rank Driver Wins Years

1 Hurley Haywood 5 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1991

Scott Pruett 1994, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013

3 Pedro Rodríguez 4 1963, 1964, 1970, 1971

Bob Wollek 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991

Peter Gregg 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978

Rolf Stommelen 1968, 1978, 1980, 1982

7 Brian Redman 3 1970, 1976, 1981

Andy Wallace 1990, 1997, 1999

Butch Leitzinger 1994, 1997, 1999

Derek Bell 1986, 1987, 1989

Juan Pablo Montoya 2007, 2008, 2013

Memo Rojas 2008, 2011, 2013

Christian Fittipaldi 2004, 2014, 2018

João Barbosa 2010, 2014, 2018

15 Ken Miles 2 1965, 1966

Lloyd Ruby 1965, 1966

A. J. Foyt 1983, 1985

Al Holbert 1986, 1987

Al Unser, Jr. 1986, 1987

Jan Lammers 1988, 1990

John Paul, Jr. 1982, 1997

Elliott Forbes-Robinson 1997, 1999

Mauro Baldi 1998, 2002

Didier Theys 1998, 2002

Wayne Taylor 1996, 2005

Terry Borcheller 2004, 2010

Scott Dixon 2006, 2015

Scott Sharp 1996, 2016

Max Angelelli 2005, 2017

Overall winners[edit] 3-hour duration[edit]

Year Date Drivers Team Car Tire Car # Distance Championship

1962 February 11 Dan Gurney Frank Arciero Lotus 19B-Coventry Climax G 96 312.420 mi (502.791 km) International Championship for GT Manufacturers

1963 February 17 Pedro Rodríguez North American Racing Team Ferrari
250 GTO G 18 307.300 mi (494.551 km) International Championship for GT Manufacturers

2000 km distance[edit]

Year Date Drivers Team Car Tire Car # Championship

1964 February 16 Pedro Rodríguez Phil Hill North American Racing Team Ferrari
250 GTO G 30 International Championship for GT Manufacturers

1965 February 28 Ken Miles Lloyd Ruby Shelby-American Inc. Ford
GT [13] G 73 International Championship for GT Manufacturers

24-hour duration (1966–1971)[edit]

Year Date Drivers Team Car Tire Car # Distance Championship

1966 February 5 February 6 Ken Miles Lloyd Ruby Shelby-American Inc. Ford GT40
Ford GT40
Mk. II G 98 2,583.178 mi (4,157.222 km) International Championship for Sports-Prototypes International Championship for Sports Cars

1967 February 4 February 5 Lorenzo Bandini Chris Amon SpA Ferrari
SEFAC Ferrari
330 P4 F 23 2,537.460 mi (4,083.646 km) International Championship for Sports-Prototypes International Championship for Sports Cars

1968 February 3 February 4 Vic Elford Jochen Neerpasch Rolf Stommelen Jo Siffert Hans Herrmann Porsche
System Engineering Porsche
907LH D 54 2,564.130 mi (4,126.567 km) International Championship for Makes

1969 February 1 February 2 Mark Donohue Chuck Parsons Roger Penske Sunoco
Racing Lola T70
Lola T70
Mk.3B-Chevrolet G 6 2,385.060 mi (3,838.382 km) International Championship for Makes

1970 January 31 February 1 Pedro Rodríguez Leo Kinnunen Brian Redman J.W. Engineering Porsche
917K F 2 2,758.440 mi (4,439.279 km) International Championship for Makes

1971 January 30 January 31 Pedro Rodríguez Jackie Oliver J.W. Automotive Engineering Porsche
917K F 2 2,621.280 mi (4,218.542 km) International Championship for Makes

6-hour duration[edit]

Year Date Drivers Team Car Tire Car # Distance Championship

1972 February 6 Mario Andretti Jacky Ickx SpA Ferrari
SEFAC Ferrari
312PB F 2 739.140 mi (1,189.531 km) World Championship for Makes

24-hour duration (1973 and since 1975)[edit]

Year Date Drivers Team Car Tire Car # Distance Championship

1973 February 3 February 4 Peter Gregg Hurley Haywood Brumos Porsche Porsche
Carrera RSR G 59 2,552.700 mi (4,108.172 km) World Championship for Makes

1974 No race due to an energy crisis

1975 February 1 February 2 Peter Gregg Hurley Haywood Brumos Porsche Porsche
Carrera RSR G 59 2,606.040 mi (4,194.015 km) World Championship for Makes IMSA GT Championship

1976 January 31 February 1 Peter Gregg Brian Redman John Fitzpatrick BMW
of North America BMW
3.0 CSL G 59 2,092.800 mi (3,368.035 km) IMSA GT Championship

1977 February 5 February 6 Hurley Haywood John Graves Dave Helmick Ecurie Escargot Porsche
Carrera RSR G 43 2,615.040 mi (4,208.499 km) World Championship for Makes IMSA GT Championship

1978 February 4 February 5 Peter Gregg Rolf Stommelen Toine Hezemans Brumos Porsche Porsche
935/77 G 99 2,611.200 mi (4,202.319 km) World Championship of Makes IMSA GT Championship

1979 February 3 February 4 Hurley Haywood Ted Field Danny Ongais Interscope Racing Porsche
935/79 G 0 2,626.560 mi (4,227.039 km) World Championship of Makes IMSA GT Championship

1980 February 2 February 3 Rolf Stommelen Volkert Merl Reinhold Joest L&M Joest Racing Porsche
935J D 2 2,745.600 mi (4,418.615 km) World Championship of Makes IMSA GT Championship

1981 January 31 February 1 Bobby Rahal Brian Redman Bob Garretson Garretson Racing/Style Auto Porsche
935 K3 G 9 2,718.720 mi (4,375.355 km) World Endurance Championship IMSA GT Championship

1982 January 30 January 31 John Paul, Sr. John Paul, Jr. Rolf Stommelen JLP Racing Porsche
935 JLP-3 G 18 2,760.960 mi (4,443.334 km) IMSA GT Championship

1983 February 5 February 6 A. J. Foyt Preston Henn Bob Wollek Claude Ballot-Lena Henn's Swap Shop Racing Porsche
935L G 6 2,373.120 mi (3,819.167 km) IMSA GT Championship

1984 February 4 February 5 Sarel van der Merwe Tony Martin Graham Duxbury Kreepy Krauly Racing March 83G-Porsche G 00 2,476.800 mi (3,986.023 km) IMSA GT Championship

1985 February 2 February 3 A. J. Foyt Bob Wollek Al Unser Thierry Boutsen Henn's Swap Shop Racing Porsche
962 G 8 2,502.680 mi (4,027.673 km) IMSA GT Championship

1986 February 1 February 2 Al Holbert Derek Bell Al Unser, Jr. Löwenbräu
Holbert Racing Porsche
962 G 14 2,534.720 mi (4,079.236 km) IMSA GT Championship

1987 January 31 February 1 Al Holbert Derek Bell Chip Robinson Al Unser, Jr. Löwenbräu
Holbert Racing Porsche
962 G 14 2,680.680 mi (4,314.136 km) IMSA GT Championship

1988 January 30 January 31 Raul Boesel Martin Brundle John Nielsen Jan Lammers Castrol
Jaguar Racing (TWR) Jaguar XJR-9 D 60 2,591.680 mi (4,170.905 km) IMSA GT Championship

1989 February 4 February 5 John Andretti Derek Bell Bob Wollek Miller/BFGoodrich Busby Racing Porsche
962 BF 67 2,210.760 mi (3,557.873 km)A IMSA GT Championship

1990 February 3 February 4 Davy Jones Jan Lammers Andy Wallace Castrol
Jaguar Racing (TWR) Jaguar XJR-12D G 61 2,709.160 mi (4,359.970 km) IMSA GT Championship

1991 February 2 February 3 Hurley Haywood "John Winter" Frank Jelinski Henri Pescarolo Bob Wollek Joest Racing Porsche
962C G 7 2,559.640 mi (4,119.341 km) IMSA GT Championship

1992 February 1 February 2 Masahiro Hasemi Kazuyoshi Hoshino Toshio Suzuki Nissan Motorsports Intl. Nissan R91CP G 23 2,712.720 mi (4,365.700 km) IMSA GT Championship

1993 January 30 January 31 P. J. Jones Mark Dismore Rocky Moran All American Racers Toyota
Eagle MkIII G 99 2,484.880 mi (3,999.027 km) IMSA GT Championship

1994 February 5 February 6 Paul Gentilozzi Scott Pruett Butch Leitzinger Steve Millen Cunningham Racing Nissan 300ZX Y 76 2,516.609 mi (4,050.090 km) IMSA Exxon World Sportscar Championship

1995 February 4 February 5 Jürgen Lässig Christophe Bouchut Giovanni Lavaggi Marco Werner Kremer Racing Kremer K8 Spyder-Porsche G 10 2,456.400 mi (3,953.192 km) IMSA Exxon World Sportscar Championship

1996 February 3 February 4 Wayne Taylor Scott Sharp Jim Pace Doyle Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Oldsmobile D 4 2,481.320 mi (3,993.298 km) IMSA Exxon World Sportscar Championship

1997 February 1 February 2 Rob Dyson James Weaver Butch Leitzinger Andy Wallace John Paul Jr. Elliott Forbes-Robinson John Schneider Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford G 16 2,456.400 mi (3,953.192 km) Exxon World Sportscar Championship

1998 January 31 February 1 Mauro Baldi Arie Luyendyk Giampiero Moretti Didier Theys Doran-Moretti Racing Ferrari
333 SP Y 30 2,531.160 mi (4,073.507 km) U.S. Road Racing Championship

1999 January 30 January 31 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Butch Leitzinger Andy Wallace Dyson Racing
Dyson Racing
Team Inc. Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford G 20 2,520.480 mi (4,056.319 km) U.S. Road Racing Championship

2000 February 5 February 6 Olivier Beretta Dominique Dupuy Karl Wendlinger Viper Team Oreca Dodge
Viper GTS-R M 91 2,573.880 mi (4,142.258 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2001 February 3 February 4 Ron Fellows Chris Kneifel Franck Fréon Johnny O'Connell Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
C5-R G 2 2,335.360 mi (3,758.398 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2002 February 2 February 3 Didier Theys Fredy Lienhard Max Papis Mauro Baldi Doran Lista Racing Dallara
SP1-Judd G 27 2,548.960 mi (4,102.153 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2003 February 1 February 2 Kevin Buckler Michael Schrom Timo Bernhard Jörg Bergmeister The Racer's Group Porsche
911 GT3-RS D 66 2,474.200 mi (3,981.839 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2004 January 31 February 1 Christian Fittipaldi Terry Borcheller Forest Barber Andy Pilgrim Bell Motorsports Doran JE4-Pontiac G 54 1,872.80 mi (3,013.98 km)A Rolex
Sports Car Series

2005 February 5 February 6 Max Angelelli Wayne Taylor Emmanuel Collard SunTrust
Racing Riley MkXI-Pontiac H 10 2,527.924 mi (4,068.300 km)A Rolex
Sports Car Series

2006 January 28 January 29 Scott Dixon Dan Wheldon Casey Mears Target Ganassi Racing Riley MkXI-Lexus H 02 2,613.38 mi (4,205.82 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2007 January 27 January 28 Juan Pablo Montoya Salvador Durán Scott Pruett Telmex
Ganassi Racing Riley MkXI-Lexus H 01 2,377.970 mi (3,826.972 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2008 January 26 January 27 Juan Pablo Montoya Dario Franchitti Scott Pruett Memo Rojas Telmex
Ganassi Racing Riley MkXI-Lexus P 01 2,474.200 mi (3,981.839 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2009 January 24 January 25 David Donohue Antonio García Darren Law Buddy Rice Brumos Racing Riley MkXI-Porsche P 58 2,616.600 mi (4,211.009 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2010 January 30 January 31 João Barbosa Terry Borcheller Ryan Dalziel Mike Rockenfeller Action Express Racing Riley MkXI-Porsche P 9 2,688.14 mi (4,326.15 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2011 January 29 January 30 Joey Hand Graham Rahal Scott Pruett Memo Rojas Telmex
Chip Ganassi Racing Riley MkXX-BMW C 01 2,563.53 mi (4,125.60 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2012 January 28 January 29 A. J. Allmendinger Oswaldo Negri John Pew Justin Wilson Michael Shank Racing
Michael Shank Racing
with Curb-Agajanian Riley MkXXVI-Ford C 60 2,709.16 mi (4,359.97 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2013 January 26 January 27 Juan Pablo Montoya Charlie Kimball Scott Pruett Memo Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing Riley MkXXVI-BMW C 01 2,524.04 mi (4,062.05 km) Rolex
Sports Car Series

2014 January 25 January 26 João Barbosa Christian Fittipaldi Sébastien Bourdais Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
Daytona Prototype C 5 2,474.200 mi (3,981.839 km)A United SportsCar Championship

2015 January 24 January 25 Scott Dixon Tony Kanaan Kyle Larson Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Riley MkXXVI-Ford C 02 2,634.400 mi (4,239.656 km) United SportsCar Championship

2016 January 30 January 31 Ed Brown Johannes van Overbeek Scott Sharp Pipo Derani Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier
JS P2-Honda C 2 2,620.160 mi (4,216.739 km) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

2017 January 28 January 29 Max Angelelli Jeff Gordon Jordan Taylor Ricky Taylor Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac
DPi-V.R C 10 2,346.34 mi (3,776.07 km) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

2018 January 27 January 28 João Barbosa Filipe Albuquerque Christian Fittipaldi Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac
DPi-V.R C 5 2,876.85 mi (4,629.84 km)B WeatherTech SportsCar Championship



^A Races were red flagged during the event due to inclement weather, or a serious accident. The official timing of 24 hours did not stop during these periods. ^B Race record for most distance covered


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Peter Gregg Pedro Rodríguez Rolf Stommelen Bob Wollek


João Barbosa Derek Bell Christian Fittipaldi Butch Leitzinger Juan Pablo Montoya Brian Redman Memo Rojas Andy Wallace


Max Angelelli Mauro Baldi Terry Borcheller Scott Dixon Elliott Forbes-Robinson A. J. Foyt Al Holbert Jan Lammers Ken Miles John Paul Jr. Lloyd Ruby Scott Sharp Wayne Taylor Didier Theys Al Unser
Al Unser


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Races of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Current (2018)

Endurance Cup

Daytona Sebring Watkins Glen Road Atlanta

Detroit Laguna Seca Lime Rock Long Beach Mid-Ohio Mosport Road America Virginia


Austin Indiana