Chip Ganassi Racing Car 02 P Class FORD ECOBOOST DP won the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway

January 24 & 25 2015 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway

Tudor United Sports Car Series with 53 cars in 4 classes, Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM), GT Daytona (GTD) class sports cars.

Chip Ganassi Racing Car 02 P Class Drivers: Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray & Kyle Larson FORD ECOBOOST DP was the overall & P class winner at the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. 2nd Place overall & 2nd place in P class Car 5 Barbosa/Fittipaldi/Bourdais CORVETTE DP. 3rd Place overall & 3rd place in P class Car 10 J.Taylor/R.Taylor/Angelelli CORVETTE DP.

5th Place overall GTLM class winner Car 3 Magnussen/Garcia/Briscoe CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 6th Place overall & 2nd place in GTLM class Car 25 Auberlen/Werner/Farfus/ Spengler BMW Z4 GTE. 8th Place overall & 3rd place in GTLM Car 4 Gavin/Milner/Pagenaud CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R

9th Place overall & PC class winner Car 52 Guasch/Novich/Palmer/ Kimber-Smith ORECA FLM09. 10th Place overall & 2nd place in PC class Car 16 Mowlem/Papadopoulos/Drissi/Alder/Plowman ORECA FLM09. 12th Place overall & 3rd place in PC class Car 54 Bennett/Braun/Wilkins/Gue ORECA FLM09

13th Place overall & GTD class winner Car 93 Keating/D.Farnbacher/Carter/ Wittmer/Lawrenc DODGE VIPER SRT. 14th Place overall 2nd place in GTD class car 22 MacNeil/L.Keen/A.Davis/van Gisbergen PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA. 15th Place overall 3rd place in GTD class Car 58 Snow/Heylen/Dempsey/Eng PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA.

Hour 1 Car # 02 Scott Dixon Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley took the lead on the opening lap while Scott Pruett looking for an unprecedented 6th overall win.

1st Full-course caution began shortly before the end of the opening hour, to retrieve Car # 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS of Satushi Hoshino.

Car # 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR on the 1st lap of the race, when Jörg Bergmeister was forced to pit with alternator problems.

Hour 1
The 2nd caution during the hour for the stopped Car 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS of Satoshi Hoshino. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was running 1-2 at the end of the opening hour of the Rolex 24.

Hour 2
P Car 90 Richard Westbrook CORVETTE DP VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP. Westbrook took the lead on a pit stop by Scott Dixon, who has led most of the race so far in the Car 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley.

Hour 3
The P class Car 2 JOHANNES VAN OVERBEEK HONDA HPD ARX Tequila Patron ESM Honda HPD was out due to mechanical issues. P class Car 0 ANDY MEYRICK DELTAWING Claro/TracFone DeltaWing was out due to terminal gearbox issues.

Hour 4
18-year-old Sage Karam put Car 02 Class P Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley into the lead. Jordan Taylor ran second in the Car 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP, followed by Jamie McMurray in Ganassi’s Car 02, defending winner Christian Fittipaldi in the Car 5 and the pole-winning No. 60 Tire Kingdom Honda/Ligier JS P2, with John Pew at the wheel.

Hour 5

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ “Star Car” lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought battle with Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing to win the opening round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

After 5 hours Completed Top 3 by Class

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
1. 1, P Car # 01 JOEY HAND FORD ECOBOOST DP, C 166, 1:40.107, 6, SAGE KARAM. 2. 2, P Car # 10 MAX ANGELELLI CORVETTE DP, C 166, 1:40.265, 6 JORDAN TAYLOR. 3. 3, P Car # 02 JAMIE MCMURRAY FORD ECOBOOST DP, C 165, 1:40.248, 6 SCOTT DIXON

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
11. 1, PC Car # 54 MARK WILKINS ORECA FLM09, C 161, 1:44.174, 6 COLIN BRAUN. 17. 2, PC Car # 85 MIKHAIL GOIKHBERG ORECA FLM09, C 160, 1:44.357, 6 STEPHEN SIMPSON. 18. 3, PC Car # 8 MIKE HEDLUND ORECA FLM09, C 160, 1:44.333, 6 FILIPE ALBUQUERQUE

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
12. 1, GTLM Car # 3 RYAN BRISCOE CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R, M 160 1:43.942, 6 JAN MAGNUSSEN. 13. 2, GTLM Car # 25 DIRK WERNER BMW Z4 GTE, M 160, 1:44.643, 6 BRUNO SPENGLER. 14. 3, GTLM Car # 17 PATRICK LONG PORSCHE 911 RSR, F 160 1:44.623, 5 WOLF HENZLER

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
21. 1, GTD Car # 22 LEH KEEN PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA, C 157 1:48.562 5 LEH KEEN. 22. 2, GTD Car # 63 ANTHONY LAZZARO FERRARI 458 ITALIA, C 157 1:48.345, 5 ANTHONY LAZZARO. 23. 3, GTD Car # 44 MARTIN RAGGINGER PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA, C 157, 1:48.467, 4 MARCO SEEFRIED

Just before the 6 hours were complete full course yellow for a car stranded with mechanical on. Restarts were exciting as cars are passing on the green & not waiting until the start line.

After 6 hours Completed Top 3 by Class

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
1. 1, P Car # 01 JOEY HAND FORD ECOBOOST DP, C 197, 1:40.107, 7, SAGE KARAM. 3. 3, P Car # 02 TONY KANAAN FORD ECOBOOST DP, C 197, 1:40.248, 7 SCOTT DIXON. 3. 3, P Car # 60 AJ ALLMENDINGER HONDA HPD LIGIER JS P2, C 197 1:39.949, 7 AJ ALLMENDINGER.

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
9. 1, PC Car # 54 MARK WILKINS ORECA FLM09, C 192, 1:44.174, 7 COLIN BRAUN. 17. 3, PC Car # 8 MIKE HEDLUND ORECA FLM09, C 191, 1:44.333, 7 FILIPE ALBUQUERQUE. 18. 2, PC Car # 85 RUSTY MITCHELL ORECA FLM09, C 190, 1:44.357, 8 STEPHEN SIMPSON.

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
11. 1, GTLM Car # 3 JAN MAGNUSSEN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R, M 192, 1:43.942, 7 JAN MAGNUSSEN. 12. 2, GTLM Car # 4 OLIVER GAVIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R, M 192, 1:44.284 6 OLIVER GAVIN. 13. 3, GTLM Car # 62 OLIVIER BERETTA FERRARI F458 ITALIA, M 192, 1:44.392 7 DAVIDE RIGON

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed, Best Lap, Pit Stops, Fastest Driver
23. 1, GTD Car # 63 JEFF SEGAL FERRARI 458 ITALIA, C 188, 1:47.464 6 JEFF SEGAL. 24. 2, GTD Car # 93 KUNO WITTMER DODGE VIPER SRT, C 188, 1:47.553 9 KUNO WITTMER. 25. 3, GTD Car # 48 BRYCE MILLER AUDI R8 LMS C 187, 1:48.270 6 RENE RAST

6 Hours 30 minutes Car 02 Class P TONY KANAAN FORD ECOBOOST DP Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team pitted to replace a damaged splitter. Great work under caution by team allowed the car to get back out with only 1 lap down. Tony Kanaan noticed the loss of downforce and the team took advantage of the caution to made the repairs.

The 5th caution waved at 6:22 p.m. when Tor Graves spun off and came to a stop at the exit of Turn 1 in the No. 7 Starworks Motorsport BMW Dinan/Riley.

Car 70 SpeedSource Mazda Prototype retired with oil pump failure during the caution, shortly after James Hinchcliff got behind the wheel during the caution.

The 6th caution waved on lap 220 at 9:19 p.m., when Frances Perrodo spun in Turn 6 in the Car 51 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia and was hit by the Car # 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage.

Hour 10
Leading GTLM class, Pierre Kaffer pitted the Car 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia with a loss of horsepower. After multiple pit stops to diagnose the issue, Kaffer drove to the garage for repairs and the team later retired from the race reporting an electrical misfire.

Hour 11
A multi-car crash involving the two Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSRs brought out the yellow flag in the 11th hour of the race. Both cars were running in the top five at the time of the collision, but sent the car 912 of Earl Bamber to pit road and the No. 911 of Marc Lieb to the paddock for repairs.

Hour 12
Prototype Tony Kanaan drove the Car 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost/Riley to pitted for a splitter change. The team was able to make the repair under a yellow flag losing only one lap. Kanaan then got the car back onto the lead lap and Kyle Larson drove to the second spot at the end of the 12-hour mark.

Overall leader at halfway was Jordan Taylor Car 10 Konica Minolta Corvette.

Hour 18
Joao Barbosa leapfrogged three competitors shortly before the end of the 18th hour of the due to quick work by the Action Express pit crew. That enabled the Car 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP co-driven by Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais to win the five points for leading the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup at the 18-hour mark.

Jordan Taylor was running second to earn four points for the Car 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP co-driven by Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli. That gave the team 11 points, moving them into a tie with the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley driven by Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon with six hours remaining. Third, with 10 points, was Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Car 01 entry of Scott Pruett, Joey Hand, Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam.

Hour 23
Tough luck for PC Class leader Car 54 COLIN BRAUN ORECA FLM09 crashing & giving Prototype Challenge (PC) class, Car 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Cuttwood/Spyder Orafol ORECA FLM09 the lead to win with drivers Tom Kimber-Smith, Mike Guasch, Andrew Novich and Andrew Palmer.

Second, one lap down, was the pole-winning Car 16 BAR1 Motorsports Autosport Designs/Top 1 Oil ORECA of Johnny Mowlem, Tom Papadopoulos, Tomy Drissi, Brian Alder and Martin Plowman.

The race came down to a 7 minute, 30-second sprint to the finish, with Dixon holding off defending race winner Sebastien Bourdais by 2.267 seconds at the checkered flag.

The victory enabled McMurray to join A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win both the Daytona 500 and Rolex 24. Dixon won the Rolex 24 for the second time – winning in the Ganassi Car 02 in 2006 – while Kanaan and Larson joined McMurray in winning the event for the first time. It was Ganassi Racing’s sixth Rolex 24 win in 12 attempts.

Bourdais moved into second in the closing minutes but could not challenge Dixon, joining Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi in giving the 2014-winning Car 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP a 2nd place finish.

Overall Position, Class Position, Class Car #, Current Driver, Car Type Tire, Laps Completed
1. 1 P Car 02 SCOTT DIXON FORD ECOBOOST DP C 740
2. 2 P Car 5 SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS CORVETTE DP C 740
3. 3 P Car 10 RICKY TAYLOR CORVETTE DP C 740
4. 4 P Car 90 RICHARD WESTBROOK CORVETTE DP C 734
5. 1 GTLM Car 3 ANTONIO GARCIA CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R M 725
6. 2 GTLM Car 25 DIRK WERNER BMW Z4 GTE M 725
7. 5 P Car 31 PHIL KEEN CORVETTE DP C 721
8. 3 GTLM Car 4 OLIVER GAVIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R M 718
9. 1 PC Car 52 TOM KIMBER SMITH ORECA FLM09 C 714
10. 2 PC Car 16 JOHNNY MOWLEM ORECA FLM09 C 713
11. 6 P Car 60 MATT MCMURRY HONDA HPD LIGIER JS P2 C 705
12. 3 PC Car 54 COLIN BRAUN ORECA FLM09 C 704
13. 1 GTD Car 93 DOMINIK FARNBACHER DODGE VIPER SRT C 704
14. 2 GTD car 22 SHANE VAN GISBERGEN PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 704
15. 3 GTD Car 58 PHILIPP ENG PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 702
16. 4 GTLM Car 24 LUCAS LUHR BMW Z4 GTE M 701
17. 4 PC Car 85 RUSTY MITCHELL ORECA FLM09 C 701
18. 4 GTD Car 49 MICHELE RUGOLO FERRARI 458 ITALIA C 701
19. 5 GTD Car 48 CHRISTOPHER HAASE AUDI R8 LMS C 695
20. 6 GTD Car 63 TOWNSEND BELL FERRARI 458 ITALIA C 691
21. 7 GTD cAR 81 MICHAEL AVENATTI PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 687
22. 8 GTD Car 009 ELISEO SALAZAR ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE C 678
23. 9 GTD Car 33 MARC GOOSSENS DODGE VIPER SRT C 674
24. 10 GTD Car 45 ROBERT THORNE AUDI R8 LMS C 670
25. 7 P Car 01 JOEY HAND FORD ECOBOOST DP C 669
26. 8 P Car 66 ROBERT GEWIRTZ BMW POWER RILEY DP C 644
27. 5 GTLM Car 911 PATRICK PILET PORSCHE 911 RSR M 640
28. 6 GTLM Car 98 PAUL DALLA LANA ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 M 632
29. 11 GTD Car 44 JOHN POTTER PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 616
30. 12 GTD Car 97 BORIS SAID BMW Z4 C 604
31. 13 GTD Car 007 CHRISTINA NIELSEN ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE C 593
32. 9 P Car 50 JIM PACE BMW POWER RILEY DP C 590
33. 7 GTLM Car 912 JORG BERGMEISTER PORSCHE 911 RSR M 581
34. 14 GTD Car 64 FRANCISCO LONGO FERRARI 458 ITALIA C 545
35. 15 GTD Car 18 MATTEO BERETTA PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 539
36. 5 PC Car 11 JACK HAWKSWORTH ORECA FLM09 C 535 205
37. 16 GTD Car 73 JIM NORMAN PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 532
38. 8 GTLM Car 17 PATRICK LONG PORSCHE 911 RSR F 530
39. 10 P Car 7 BRENDON HARTLEY BMW POWER RILEY DP C 426
40. 17 GTD Car 19 JIM MICHAELIAN PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 414
41. 11 P Car 1 RYAN DALZIEL HONDA HPD ARX C 389
42. 6 PC Car 61 IVO BREUKERS ORECA FLM09 C 361
43. 12 P Car 07 BEN DEVLIN MAZDA PROTOTYPE C 348
44. 9 GTLM Car 62 GIANCARLO FISICHELLA FERRARI F458 ITALIA M 310
45. 7 PC Car 8 MIRCO SCHULTIS ORECA FLM09 C 299
46. 8 PC Car 38 JAMES FRENCH ORECA FLM09 C
47. 18 GTD Car 23 ALEX RIBERAS PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 233
48. 10 GTLM Car 51 FRANCOIS PERRODO FERRARI 458 ITALIA M 211
49. 13 P Car 70 JAMES HINCHCLIFFE MAZDA PROTOTYPE C 198
50. 19 GTD Car 28 CHRISTIAN ENGELHART PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA C 176
51. 14 P Car 57 ALEX BRUNDLE LIGIER JS P2 JUDD C 172
52. 15 P Car 2 JOHANNES VAN OVERBEEK HONDA HPD ARX C 49
53. 16 P Car 0 ANDY MEYRICK DELTAWING DWC13 C 42

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