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2014 After Long Beach
Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 98
1 Christian Fittipaldi 98
2 Scott Pruett 93
2 Memo Rojas 93
3 Jordan Taylor 91
3 Ricky Taylor 91
4 Olivier Pla 84
4 Gustavo Yacaman 84
5 Michael Valiante 78
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9 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 66
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11 Marino Franchitti 60
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13 Max Angelelli 58
14 Alex Brundle 56
15 Brian Frisselle 55
15 Burt Frisselle 55
16 Simon Pagenaud 52
17 Mike Rockenfeller 51
18 David Brabham 50
18 Scott Dixon 50
18 Tony Kanaan 50
19 Sage Karam 47
20 Klaus Graf 46
20 Lucas Luhr 46
21 Tristan Nunez 44
22 Eric Curran 43
22 Justin Wilson 43
23 Byron DeFoor 41
23 David Hinton 41
23 Jim Pace 41
24 Tom Long 40
24 Sylvain Tremblay 40
25 Tristan Vautier 35
26 Gabby Chaves 33
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26 Andy Meyrick 33
26 Wayne Taylor 33
27 Fabien Giroix 31
27 John Martin 31
28 Alex Popow 30
29 Roman Rusinov 26
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30 Anthony Lazzaro 25
31 Kyle Larson 24
32 Frank Beck 23
33 Max Papis 22
33 Bradley Smith 22
34 Ben Devlin 21
34 Jamie McMurray 21
35 AJ Allmendinger 20
35 Guy Cosmo 20
36 Jann Mardenborough 19
37 James Hinchcliffe 18
38 Alexander Rossi 16
38 Sebastian Saavedra 16
39 Brendon Hartley 15
39 E.J. Viso 15
40 Memo Gidley 14
40 Alex Gurney 14
41 Scott Mayer 2
42 Pierre Kaffer 1
42 Darren Law 1
Chip Ganassi Racing Pulls Off Rolex 24 Three-Peat

Grand-Am
Sunday, January 27, 2008

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The winning car of Montoya, Pruett, Rojas and Franchitti
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates continued their dominance of the Rolex 24 sports car race winning their third straight overall victory on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

The team of Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Dario Franchitti in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley won the 46th anniversary of the Rolex 24 by a margin of three laps.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s win is the first time a team has won the overall Rolex 24 in three consecutive years. Peter Gregg and Brumos Racing won three Rolex 24s in a row in 1973, 1975 and 1976 but they were not in consecutive years because the Rolex 24 wasn’t held in 1974 due to the energy crisis.

While it’s a third straight victory for Ganassi, it’s the second straight Rolex 24 win for Montoya and Pruett and the third career overall Rolex 24 win for Pruett.

The 2nd place No. 99 car
Two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 2006 Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson came close to that elusive first Rolex 24 win again finishing second in the No. 99 Lowe’s/GAINSCO Pontiac Riley with co-drivers Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty and Jimmy Vasser.

Rounding out the podium was the No. 9 Penske-Taylor Racing Pontiac Riley with drivers Helio Castroneves, Kurt Busch and Ryan Briscoe.

The competition was tight throughout the Rolex 24. There were a record 15 different leaders and 695 laps were completed in the race.

The finish was shaping up to be a special one for the No. 59 Brumos Porsche team. With just under five hours remaining in the race and Joao Barbosa behind the wheel with the overall lead, the rear suspension failed coming off NASCAR Turn 4. The car spun out, made contact with the inside retaining wall and caused significant front end damage to the car.

“Joao had a great restart and going around the banking coming out of (NASCAR Turn) 4, the lower tie rod broke,” No. 59 co-driver and five-time Rolex 24 champion Hurley Haywood. “The bolt that holds it on broke and it just sent him right into the wall. There was nothing he could do about it. You want to cry almost.”

Patrick Dempsey, star of the hit ABC show Grey’s Anatomy, made his first career start in the Rolex 24 finishing 39th overall co-driving Charles Espenlaub, Joe Foster, Romeo Kapudija and Scott Maxwell.

“We had a lot of bad luck but the team has really rallied to keep the car out there,” Dempsey said. “We wanted to finish this race. We had a great time and I can’t wait to do it again.”

The pole winner of the Rolex 24 – the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley driven by Oswaldo Negri – led the 66-car field to the green flag on Saturday afternoon and finished sixth overall.

In the GT class, the No. 70 SpeedSource Mazda with drivers Sylvain Tremblay, David Haskell, Nick Ham and Raphael Matos finished ninth overall and captured the class victory by a margin of seven laps.

Before the Rolex 24 went green on Saturday afternoon, the crowd was treated to a flyover by three Navy F-5 Tigers based out of Key West and Rolex 24 Grand Marshal Dan Gurney’s starting command, “Drivers, start your engines.”

Final Results

POS

NO. CLASS CLPOS. DRIVER TEAM/CAR LAPS SPONSORS
1 01 DP 1 Franchitti / Montoya / Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 695 TELMEX
2 99 DP 2 Fogarty / Gurney / Johnson / Vasser GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 693 Lowe's / GAINSCO Auto Insurance
3 9 DP 3 Briscoe / Busch / Castroneves Penske-Taylor Racing / Pontiac Riley 689 Toshiba
4 76 DP 4 Jonsson / Turner / Zonta Krohn Racing / Pontiac Riley 688
5 10 DP 5 Angelelli / Taylor / Taylor / Valiante SunTrust Racing / Pontiac Riley 687 SunTrust
6 60 DP 6 Negri / Patterson / Rahal / Wilson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 680
7 75 DP 7 Gavin / Krohn / van de Poele Krohn Racing / Pontiac Riley 678
8 91 DP 8 Goossens / Hunter-Reay / Matthews / O'Connell Bob Stallings/ Riley-Matthews / Pontiac Riley 676 Riley-Matthews Motorsports
9 70 GT 1 Ham / Haskell / Matos / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 664 Castrol Syntec/ Mazda/ Mazdaspeed
10 66 GT 2 Ballou / Lally / Miller / Westbrook TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 657 Marquis Jet / Resorts International/ Mitchell Rubber / Total Lubricants / IPC
11 67 GT 3 Collard / Dumas / George Jr / Pumpelly / Sellers TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 657 TRG
12 64 GT 4 Lowe / Pace / Sugden / Valentine / van Overbeek TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 656 Globus / Adopt A Pig / CRG / Maxter / Rotax / MBA Grp / F1 Air / SRS / NMT
13 69 GT 5 Assentato / Longhi / Pechnik / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 653 FXDD
14 6 DP 9 Allmendinger / Frisselle / James / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 652
15 09 DP 10 Camirand / Cosmo / McDowell Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche FABCAR 652
16 80 GT 6 Arnold / Faulkner / Greenberg / Heylen Synergy Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 651 EMC Mechanical / Gamewell Mechanical / NETTTS
17 07 GT 7 Collins / Edwards / Magnussen / Pilgrim Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 647 Banner
18 87 GT 8 Bernhard / Ehret / Farnbacher / Werner Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 646 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports
19 57 GT 9 Davis / Jeannette / Liddell / Pobst Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 644 Stevenson Automotive / BryanMark Financial
20 30 GT 10 Dobson / Staveley / Stone / Thorne Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 642 Guardian Edge Technologies/ Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts/ Philadelphia Style Magazine
21 74 GT 11 Hamblin / Murry / Patch / Rosenzweig / Skea Autometrics Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 638 Churchill Transport Group/ BL Patch & Associates
22 88 GT 12 Curran / Kaffer / Lacey / Stippler / Wilkins Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 637 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports
23 59 DP 11 Barbosa / Borcheller / France / Haywood Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 622 Brumos Porsche/Kendall
24 84 GT 13 Bentley / Kitch Jr / Miller / Pallis Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 619 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports
25 03 DP 12 Andretti / Carpenter / Foyt / George / Meira Vision Racing / Porsche Crawford 615
26 44 GT 14 Arnold / Nixon / Paquette / Van Zanten Jr Bullet Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 615 MB Euromotors Inc. / Wardman Financial Corp.
27 58 DP 13 Donohue / Law / Rice Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 611 Brumos Porsche
28 7 DP 14 Cullin / Gregoire / Plumb / Shovlin / Wahl Sigalsport / BMW Riley 601 HIGH CO/ CINTAS / GRW.com.mx / CARECO
29 17 GT 15 Jensen / Jensen / Taylor / Zitza Terra Firma Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 599 Millenia Fine Art
30 72 GT 16 Aschenbach / Lewis Jr / Papis / Stanton Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 590 Autohaus Motorsports
31 34 GT 17 Fitzgerald / Mowlem / Papadopoulos / Willsey Orbit / Porsche GT3 Cup 589 PositiveOutput.com
32 65 GT 18 Atherton / Daskalos / Oasis / Stout TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 585 Lavender Bridal Salon
33 86 GT 19 Bergmeister / Henzler / Keen / Lux / Maassen Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 580 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports
34 52 GT 20 Castellano / Chi Min / Machado / Ragazzi / Scapini Mastercar / Ferrari 430 Challenge 578
35 85 GT 21 Bingham / Cotter / Pennington / Pickering Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 572 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports
36 23 DP 15 Auberlen / Hand / Long / Wallace Alex Job Racing / Porsche Crawford 569 Ruby Tuesday
37 06 GT 22 Bunting / Nearn / Pilgrim / Reese Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 564 Banner
38 81 GT 23 Doornbos / Huisman / Johnson / Lietz Synergy Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 558 EMC Mechanical / Gamewell Mechanical / Lowes / FED-EX Kinkos
39 40 GT 24 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster / Kapudija / Maxwell Hyper Sport / Mazda RX-8 552 SoBe
40 68 GT 25 Auriemma / Gomez / Mayes / Milner / Schroeder TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 550 ACG Motorsports/ Cohen Financial/ Thomas Weisel Partner/ Muffin Top Racing
41 77 DP 16 Gardel / Gidley / Gollin / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Doran 546 Kodak
42 3 DP 17 Barron / Christopher / Lester / Lewis Southard Motorsports / Lexus Riley 527 Southard Motorsports
43 14 GT 26 Friedman / Kelleners / Lazzaro / McGehee Autometrics Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 524 Mac Papers / Mac Business Products
44 02 DP 18 Dixon / Duran / Lloyd / Wheldon Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 515 Target
45 21 GT 27 Alessi / Prewitt / Reindler / Rice / Trenery Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R 513 CityDeals.com/ Novus Capital/ National Tyres/ P1 Groupe/ Festivals of Speed
46 62 GT 28 Baldwin / Burtin / Ragginger / Tucker / Zabinski TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 511 Burtin Engineering / Foametix / Westfund.com
47 27 GT 29 O'Connell / Plumb / Roush / Wilson O'Connell Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 473 General Environmental Management / Taleo Grill
48 61 DP 19 Braun / Frisselle / Ranger / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 448 Exchange Traded Gold/ Barrick Gold
49 29 GT 30 Dumoulin / Gabel / Gleason / Rosenzweig / Woodman Alegra Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 418 Gatorade / TodayMD.com
50 43 GT 31 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 401 HRPworld.com
51 83 GT 32 Bergmeister / Crews / Ludwig / McCrackin / Walker Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 397
52 26 GT 33 Gabel / Jacalone / Jacalone / Michaelian / Michaelian Gotham Competition / Porsche GT3 Cup 364 Gotham Competition Inc / Ocean Grove RV / Shopzilla.com
53 89 GT 34 Drudi / Giammaria / Hardt / Petrobelli / Rosa Farnbacher Loles / Porsche GT3 Cup 284 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports / Rose Island / Rofinco
54 50 GT 35 Bradley / Cloud / Farano / Jensen / Said Blackforest Motorsports / Ford Mustang 255 Tower Events and Grandstand Seating / Optical Mania / 3M Products / Race-Cars.com
55 2 DP 20 Luhr / McNish / Rockenfeller / Zogaib SAMAX / Pontiac Riley 233 Florida Children's Hospital
56 31 DP 21 Contini / Frost / Konopka / Shultis Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac Chase 231 Dress-for-less.com/ Vision Investment and Development/ Allied North America/ Black Flag Gear/ P1 Groupe
57 15 GT 36 Dumoulin / Empringham / Nastasi / Said Blackforest Motorsports / Ford Mustang 177 USG Sheetrock/ DeWalt Tools/ Ames Taping Tools/ Gary Yeomans Ford
58 16 DP 22 Babini / Bobbi / Garcia / Ortelli Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 170 Crown Royal Cask No. 16
59 90 GT 37 Long / Russell / Thornton / Varde Automatic Racing / BMW M6 Riley 163 TBA
60 22 GT 38 Basseng / de Quesada / Pilet / Swartzbaugh Alegra Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 149 Gatorade/ TodayMD.com/ Tornos
61 11 DP 23 Dalziel / Duno / Enge / Primat SAMAX / Pontiac Riley 97 VOIS.com/ CANTV
62 08 GT 39 Goldin / Goldin / Kennedy / Meassick Goldin Brothers Racing / Mazda RX-8 83 CCM Cellular
63 12 DP 24 Bell / Bell / Dallenbach / Kasemets / Schramm RVO Motorsports / Pontiac Riley 65 Rock Valley Oil & Chemical Co
64 56 GT 40 Biagi / Marsh / Montanari / Monzon / Venier Mastercar / Ferrari 430 Challenge 55
65 51 DP 25 Erdos / Kimber-Smith / Mayer / Newton / Sherman Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 45 QPS Companies./ Netvu
66 63 GT 41 Bourque / Ende / Maher / Yarab Jr. TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 31 The DigiTrust Grp / Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing / Impremedia / Reigel Tuning / Adam's Polishes / La Vi
67* 48 GT 0 Drummond / Grupp / Mandeville / Spencer / Spencer Team Spencer Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 0 Trench Shoring Services
68* 42 GT 0 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 0 HRPworld.com

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