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Pos Drivers Total
1 Scott Dixon 36
1 Tony Kanaan 36
1 Kyle Larson 36
1 Jamie McMurray 36
2 Joao Barbosa 33
2 Sebastien Bourdais 33
2 Christian Fittipaldi 33
3 Guy Cosmo 31
3 Mike Rockenfeller 31
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4 Phil Keen 29
4 Max Papis 29
5 AJ Allmendinger 27
5 Matt McMurry 27
5 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 27
5 John Pew 27
6 Joey Hand 26
6 Sage Karam 26
6 Charlie Kimball 26
6 Scott Pruett 26
7 David Cheng 25
7 Robert Gewirtz 25
7 Mark Kvamme 25
7 Shane Lewis 25
8 Byron DeFoor 24
8 David Hinton 24
8 Jim Pace 24
8 Dorsey Schroeder 24
8 Doug Smith 24
9 Rubens Barrichello 23
9 Tor Graves 23
9 Brendon Hartley 23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 23
9 Scott Mayer 23
10 Ryan Dalziel 22
10 David Heinemeier Hansson 22
10 Scott Sharp 22
11 Ben Devlin 21
11 Tom Long 21
11 Joel Miller 21
12 Jonathan Bomarito 20
12 James Hinchcliffe 20
12 Tristan Nunez 20
12 Sylvain Tremblay 20
13 Alex Brundle 19
13 Nic Jonsson 19
13 Tracy Krohn 19
13 Olivier Pla 19
14 Ed Brown 18
14 Jon Fogarty 18
14 Johannes van Overbeek 18
15 Gabby Chaves 17
15 Katherine Legge 17
15 Andy Meyrick 17
15 Memo Rojas 17
16 Max Angelelli 16
16 Jordan Taylor 16 Ricky Taylor 16
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1 #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 36
2 #5 Action Express Racing 33
3 #90 VisitFlorida.com Racing 31
4 #31 Action Express Racing 29
5 #60 Michael Shank Racing 27
6 #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 26
7 #66 RG Racing 25
8 #50 Highway To Help Race Team 24
9 #7 Starworks Motorsport 23
10 #1 Tequila Patrn ESM 22
11 #07 SpeedSource 21
12 #70 SpeedSource 20
13 #57 Krohn Racing 19
14 #2 Tequila Patron ESM 18
15 #0 DeltaWing Racing 17
16 #10 Wayne Taylor Racing 16

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1 Ford 35
2 Chevrolet 32
3 Honda 30
4 BMW 28
5 Mazda 26
Pruett puts Ganassi BMW on pole for Rolex 24

Ganassi team to start 1-2
Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett’s drive for a record-tying fifth overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona could not have a better start. The five-time Daytona Prototype champion in the Rolex Sports Car Series won the TOTAL Pole Award on Thursday as the fastest qualifier for the opening race of the 2013 season.

Pruett, in the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley, earned the pole with a lap of 1:40.553 (127.455 mph). It was his third career Rolex 24 pole – the first since 2005 – and 15th of his Rolex Series career. A victory this weekend would move Pruett into a tie with Hurley Haywood for the most overall wins in the Rolex 24.

Scott Dixon made it a Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates sweep of the front row with a lap of 1:40.646 (127.337 mph) in the No. 02 Target/TELMEX BMW/Riley while Dane Cameron made it a BMW/Riley sweep of the top three positions with a lap of 1:41.213 (126.624 mph)  in the No. 42 Team Sahlen entry.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have as many chances as I have had,” Pruett said. “If it’s meant to be, then it will be. Short of contact, we can run these cars really hard. We’ve shown over the last three years that we can run an aggressive, sprint pace. We have to be careful about getting caught up in someone else’s mistakes. It will be an epic race, for sure. I drive through the gates here and still get goosebumps.”

Nick Tandy led a sweep of the top three spots in GT qualifying with a lap of 1:47.631 (119.074 mph) in the No. 32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit Porsche GT3. The reigning Porsche Cup winner was 0.197 seconds clear of Andy Lally – last year’s GT race-winner – in Magnus Racing’s No. 44 Porsche GT3.

Tandy dismissed the notion that qualifying on pole position means nothing in a 24-hour race.

“I learned this last year when we didn’t have a particularly good qualifying effort that you’re always chasing the race,” he said. “You’re more likely to get caught up in accidents. You get caught by the DP leaders more quickly. This way, you can relax for an hour or two and not overstress the car or tires. It lets you get off to a nice, relaxed – if you can call it relaxed – start of the race.”

Sean Edwards qualified third for MOMO/NGT Motorsport in the No. 32 Porsche GT3 at 1:48.007 (118.659 mph).

Shane Lewis is in the record books as the first pole winner in GX. He set a time of 1:54.606 (111.827 mph) in Napleton Racing’s No. 16 Porsche Cayman. The class was announced in November, and Lewis credited the Napleton crew’s work to build a new car from the ground up in a matter of weeks.

“The pole position here wasn’t for me or anyone else except the hard hours that these guys put in to get this car ready,” he said. “The GX cars handle extremely well in the infield, and it’s not like we are running very slow. We have to be mindful of the DP and GT cars, and their capabilities. It’s a good class and I think will add a lot to the race.”

Ryan Eversley qualified second at 1:58.221 (108.407 mph) in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman. Andrew Carbonell was third for Freedom Autosport/SpeedSource in its No. 25 Mazda 6 at 2:00.740 (106.145 mph).

The 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. SPEED’s live coverage begins at 3 p.m.

DP Lineup

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Make
1 01 Scott Pruett Telmex/Target BMW-Riley
1 01 Memo Rojas Telmex/Target BMW-Riley
1 01 Juan Pablo Montoya Telmex/Target BMW-Riley
1 01 Charlie Kimball Telmex/Target BMW-Riley
2 02 Dario Franchitti Target/Telmex BMW-Riley
2 02 Scott Dixon Target/Telmex BMW-Riley
2 02 Jamie McMurray Target/Telmex BMW-Riley
2 02 Joey Hand Target/Telmex BMW-Riley
3 42 Dane Cameron Sahlen's BMW-Riley
3 42 Wayne Nonnamaker Sahlen's BMW-Riley
3 42 Simon Pagenaud Sahlen's BMW-Riley
3 42 Bruno Junqueira Sahlen's BMW-Riley
4 6 Chris Cumming Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
4 6 Michael Valiante Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
4 6 Gustavo Yacaman Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
4 6 Jorge Goncalvez Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
5 90 Antonio Garcia visitflorida.com Chevrolet Corvette
5 90 Oliver Gavin visitflorida.com Chevrolet Corvette
5 90 Ricky Taylor visitflorida.com Chevrolet Corvette
5 90 Richard Westbrook visitflorida.com Chevrolet Corvette
6 60 John Pew Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
6 60 Oswaldo Negri Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
6 60 AJ Allmendinger Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
6 60 Justin Wilson Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
6 60 Marcos Ambrose Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley
7 2 Sebastien Bourdais Starworks Motorsport Ford-Riley
7 2 Ryan Dalziel Starworks Motorsport Ford-Riley
7 2 Allan McNish Starworks Motorsport Ford-Riley
7 2 Alex Popow Starworks Motorsport Ford-Riley
8 99 Jon Fogarty GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Corvette
8 99 Memo Gidley GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Corvette
8 99 Alex Gurney GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Corvette
8 99 Darren Law GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Corvette
9 3 Anthony Davidson 8 Star Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette
9 3 Pedro Lamy 8 Star Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette
9 3 Nicolas Minassian 8 Star Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette
9 3 Stephane Sarrazin 8 Star Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette
9 3 Enzo Potolicchio 8 Star Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette
10 50 Frank Beck Highway to Help BMW-Riley
10 50 Carlos de Quesada Highway to Help BMW-Riley
10 50 Byron Defoor Highway to Help BMW-Riley
10 50 Jim Pace Highway to Help BMW-Riley
10 50 Ian James Highway to Help BMW-Riley
11 5 Joao Barbosa Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
11 5 Brian Frisselle Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
11 5 Christian Fittipaldi Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
11 5 Felipe Nasr Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
11 5 Nelson Piquet Jr. Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
12 10 Ryan Hunter-Reay Velocity Worldwide Chevrolet Corvette
12 10 Jordan Taylor Velocity Worldwide Chevrolet Corvette
12 10 Max Angelelli Velocity Worldwide Chevrolet Corvette
13 9 Mike Rockenfeller Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
13 9 Christian Fittipaldi Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
13 9 Joao Barbosa Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
13 9 Burt Frisselle Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette
14 77 Colin Braun Doran Racing Ford-Dallara
14 77 Jon Bennett Doran Racing Ford-Dallara
14 77 Jim Lowe Doran Racing Ford-Dallara
14 77 Paul Tracy Doran Racing Ford-Dallara
14 77 David Donohue Doran Racing Ford-Dallara
15 8 Jan Charouz Sunoco Ford-Riley
15 8 Ivan Bellarosa Sunoco Ford-Riley
15 8 Brandon Hartley Sunoco Ford-Riley
15 8 Gaetano Ardagna Sunoco Ford-Riley
15 8 Scott Mayer Sunoco Ford-Riley
16 43 Tomy Drissi Sahlen's BMW-Riley
16 43 Bruno Junqueira Sahlen's BMW-Riley
16 43 Joe Nonnamaker Sahlen's BMW-Riley
16 43 Will Nonnamaker Sahlen's BMW-Riley
16 43 Joe Sahlen Sahlen's BMW-Riley
17 27 Emmanuel Anassis DAC Aviation-Pentagon 2000 Ford-Riley
17 27 Doug Peterson DAC Aviation-Pentagon 2000 Ford-Riley
17 27 Anthony Massari DAC Aviation-Pentagon 2000 Ford-Riley
17 27 Tonis Kasemets DAC Aviation-Pentagon 2000 Ford-Riley

GT Lineup

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Make
1 16 Nelson Canache Homewrecker Racing/Calcium Pro Porsche Cayman
1 16 David Donohue Home Wrecker Racing/Calcium Pro Porsche Cayman
1 16 Shane Lewis Home Wrecker Racing/Calcium Pro Porsche Cayman
1 16 Jim Norman Home Wrecker Racing/Calcium Pro Porsche Cayman
2 38 Lee Davis Luna-C Clothing/Mosing Motor Cars/bgbmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman
2 38 Ryan Eversley Luna-C Clothing/Mosing Motor Cars/bgbmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman
2 38 Eric Foss Luna-C Clothing/Mosing Motor Cars/bgbmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman
2 38 Jeff Mosing Luna-C Clothing/Mosing Motor Cars/bgbmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman
2 38 John Tecce Luna-C Clothing/Mosing Motor Cars/bgbmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman
3 00 Joel Miller Visit Florida Racing Mazda 6
3 00 Tristan Nunez Visit Florida Racing Mazda 6
3 00 Spencer Pigot Visit Florida Racing Mazda 6
3 00 Yojiro Terada Visit Florida Racing Mazda 6
3 00 Tristan Vautier Visit Florida Racing Mazda 6
4 70 Tom Long Mazdaspeed/Mazda Mazda 6
4 70 Jonathan Bomarito Mazdaspeed/Mazda Mazda 6
4 70 Marino Franchitti Mazdaspeed/Mazda Mazda 6
4 70 James Hinchcliffe Mazdaspeed/Mazda Mazda 6
4 70 Sylvain Tremblay Mazdaspeed/Mazda Mazda 6
5 22 James Clay Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
5 22 Karl Thomson Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
5 22 Daniel Rogers Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
5 22 Seth Thomas Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
5 22 Darryl O'Young Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
6 25 Andrew Carbonell Freedom Autosport Mazda 6
6 25 Tom Long Freedom Autosport Mazda 6
6 25 Rhett O'Doski Freedom Autosport Mazda 6
6 25 Derek Whitis Freedom Autosport Mazda 6

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