Action Express Racing wins the 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona

Castroneves Secures Front Row Start for Acura at Daytona

Cameron used similar language to Taylor to describe the disappointment of the Penske, which notched up ninth and 10th-place finishes with its two cars after the delays.

Filipe Albuquerque capped off a record-breaking day as Mustang Sampling Racing's No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R edged to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Vehicle owner Chip Ganassi made history when his No. 67 Ford GT scored the GT Le Mans class victory.

The entry shared by Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon was running second in class behind its sister auto. The auto of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais finished second. His teams won six overall titles and now have two class victories. He's the only team owner in history to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Rolex and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Cautions have been rare in this race and most team troubles have been through attrition. And several classes race at the same time. But here at Daytona or Le Mans, you only want to win. "It was our race to lose, and those are the worst races from my point of view because everything is out of my control". I can't thank this whole team and crew enough. One had an alternator issue, and the other, with behind the wheel, had with Felipe Nasr, who was driving the No. 31 Action Express auto that was the teammate to the winners. "We'll have plenty of time to talk about the [rest]".

Acura NSX GT3 Teams After leading the GTD field in the final practice session prior to qualifying, Parente took his Michael Shank Racing to sixth in the category in the Acura NSX GT3 he will share with Katherine Legge, Trent Hindman and A.J. Allmendinger.

The previous lap record - 762 - was set in 1992 by Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Toshio Suzuki and Anders Oloffson in a Nissan R91 CP.

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso finished 38th overall with United Autosports team-mates Lando Norris and Phil Hanson.

The trio finished 11th overall, 25 laps behind the race victor which came from the prototype class. I want to say, again, thanks to everyone, also to the fans, coming down here, supporting us this weekend.

The Drive reached out to the team for a response on the situation to which Houge replied, "Based on the issues we had throughout the race and multiple attempts to fix it without a satisfactory result has forced us to withdrawal the vehicle from the race for the safety of our drivers". "It was very good fun".

The Acura DPis finished ninth and tenth after each leading early in the race although an alternator change for the No. 6 vehicle and an accident for the No. 7 auto took both out of contention. An alternator issue put the other auto in the garage.

The longtime IndyCar driver made headlines last fall with the announcement he was switching to sports vehicle racing to join the new Acura Team Penske, along with Ricky Taylor.

"The pace was just awesome", Action Express owner Bob Johnson said. "This is my fishing trip and my golf game".

Scott Pruett's final Rolex 24 at Daytona isn't going the way he had hoped. A five-time Rolex overall victor, Pruett said he'd retire after this race. If they can hold on and make it to the line, they won't have to go much further.

Pruett will move into an ambassador role for Lexus, but even at 58 years old, he said he'll be ready to jump in a vehicle if needed this season.

"Based on the issues we had throughout the night and the early morning part of the race, and multiple ways of trying to fix it with no positive results, we had to retire the auto with nothing to gain by keeping the drivers and the vehicle out there while we had everything to lose", team manager Travis Houge said. Albuquerque and Barbosa also have class victories on their racing résumés.

With the rumbling of engines for 24 hours, it can be hard to sleep.

Sports-car racing, especially in endurance events, is quite different from IndyCar or stock-car racing.

"At this stage of my career, this win is very sweet", Fittipaldi said. Down to fourth is the #11 Grasser Lamborghini, which was running second, before the team opted to change its brakes in the 15th hour. The team owner has six overall wins from when he entered cars in the prototype division. At a media event in North Carolina earlier in the week to help promote the 24 Hours of Daytona, he wouldn't say whether he would qualify the vehicle or drive the first stint (Brown later confirmed he would qualify the car) but laughed out loud when he was asked whethr he was nervous about being woken up in the middle of the night and asked to drive at his best. The Ganassi organization is seeking its 200th victory in major auto racing. "Some drivers want more, some want less, so you're just up there to give them pertinent information, not drive the auto".

"It's an unfortunate circumstance to retire from the race with such a strong auto", Hunter-Reay said. "There's no thinking about finishing [the race] or finishing second".

Taylor was part of last year's winning team with Wayne Taylor Racing.

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