Drivers and fans enjoy a thrilling 60th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Fast Facts:

  • The Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian #60 Acura took home the overall win and class win in Daytona Prototype International (DPi) driven by Oliver Jarvis, Helio Castroneves, Tom Blomqvist and Simon Pagenaud, finishing 761 laps.
  • Having won the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA for a second consecutive year, Helio Castroneves says:

    “It’s all about belief. We all believed that we could do it and we knew the hard work [involved]. However, when we accomplish something as we did today, it’s priceless. You push as hard as you can to win that Rolex.”

  • In Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), IndyCar’s Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta along with drivers Devlin DeFrancesco and Eric Lux finished P1 in the #81 DragonSpeed ORECA 07-Gibson.
  • The #74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 topped the Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) podium thanks to fantastic driving by Felipe Fraga, Michael Cooper, Kay van Berlo and Gar Robinson.
  • Pfaff Motorsports in the #9 Porsche 911 GT3R battled to the very last lap for their GT Daytona Pro (GTD Pro) victory, with the three-driver team of Felipe Nasr, Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet.
  • The GTD class win was captured by the Wright Motorsports #16 Porsche 911 GT3R driven by Ryan Hardwick, Zacharie Robichon, Jan Heylen and Richard Lietz.
  • 61 cars competed in the annual race against the clock.                                                          
  • This year marked Rolex’s 30th anniversary as Title Sponsor.
  • Rolex has supported the event since the early 1960s and went on to name one of its most iconic watches after this temple of motorsport.
  • Along with the prestige of winning the race, the drivers who completed the greatest number of laps in 24 hours received an engraved Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.
  • As part of the forthcoming 60th-anniversary celebrations, Daytona International Speedway® honored pervious champions, including Mario Andretti, Hurley Haywood, and Scott Pruett, as well as the machines which carried them to victory.
  • Reflecting on the ongoing legacy of this race, joint record-breaking and five-time overall winner of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, Scott Pruett says:

    “When you look at the people, manufacturers and brands involved in Daytona, there’s no better place to go racing. I love the sunsets and the dawns, the changing conditions, and without a doubt when you get to Victory Lane first, it’s an incredible feeling. All the drivers across the generations come to the speedway for a chance to wear the coveted Rolex Daytona on their wrist, there is nothing as special. The Rolex 24’s unique history dates back 60 years – and it has been amazing to celebrate that milestone this weekend – the competition has evolved a lot over the decades, and it has a very exciting future.”

Adam Sinclair