Daytona 24-Hour Endurance Racing

DAYTONA 24-HOURS - COMING SOON

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 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 and it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. The race has been known historically as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing. In 1962, a few years after the track was built, a 3-hour sports car race was introduced. Known as the Daytona Continental. 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 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. (Wikipedia)
Daytona 1960's

Daytona Continental 3-Hour 1962

Entry: Lotus 19-Climax

Entrant: Arciero Brothers

Drivers: Dan Gurney

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 168

Model by: Spark

Daytona Continental 2000 Km 1964

Entry: Ferrari 250 GTO/64

Entrant: North American Racing Team

Drivers: Phil Hill & Pedro Rodriguez

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 327

Model by: Jouef

Daytona Continental 2000 Km 1965

Entry: Ford GT40

Entrant: Shelby American

Drivers: Ken Miles & Floyd Ruby

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 327

Model by: Spark

Daytona 24-Hours 1966

Entry: Ford GT40

Entrant: Shelby American

Drivers: Ken Miles & Floyd Ruby

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 327

Model by: IXO

Daytona 24-Hours 1967

Entry: Ferrari 330 p3/4 Spyder

Entrant: Ferrari S.P.A.

Drivers: Lorenzo Bandini & Chris Amon

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 666

Model by: IXO

Daytona 24-Hours 1968

Entry: Porsche 907 LH

Entrant: Porsche Works Team

Drivers: Vic Elford & Jochen Neerpasch

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 673

Model by: Schuco

Daytona 24-Hours 1969

Entry: Lola T70 Mk3B GT

Entrant: Roger Penske Racing

Drivers: Mark Donohue & Chuck Parsons

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 626

Model by: Spark

Daytona 1970's

Daytona 24-Hours 1970

Entry: Porsche 917K

Entrant: J.W. Engineering

Drivers: Pedro Rodriguez & Leo Kinnunen

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 724

Model by: Minichamps

Daytona 24-Hours 1971

Entry: Porsche 917K

Entrant: J.W. Engineering

Drivers: Pedro Rodriguez & Jackie Oliver

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 688

Model by: Spark

Daytona 6-Hours 1972 (Shortened Due to Energy Crisis)

Entry: Ferrari 312PB

Entrant: Ferrari Automobili

Drivers: Mario Andretti & Jackie Ickx

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 194

Model by: Brumm

Daytona 24-Hours 1973

Entry: Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

Entrant: Brumos Racing

Drivers: Peter Gregg & Hurley Haywood

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 670

Model by: Robustelli

Daytona 24-Hours 1974 (No Race Due to Energy Crisis)

Daytona 24-Hours 1975

Entry: Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

Entrant: Brumos Racing

Drivers: Peter Gregg & Hurley Haywood

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 684

Model by: Spark

Daytona 24-Hours 1976

Entry: BMW 3.5 CSL

Entrant: BMW North America

Drivers: Peter Gregg, Brian Redman & John Fitzpatrick

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 545

Model by: Minichamps

Daytona 24-Hours 1978

Entry: Porsche 935/77A

Entrant: Brumos Racing

Drivers: Peter Gregg, Rolf Stommelen & John Fitzpatrick

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 680

Model by: Spark



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