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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
5 Richard Westbrook 78
6 Ed Brown 77
6 Johannes van Overbeek 77
7 Ryan Dalziel 76
7 Scott Sharp 76
8 Sebastien Bourdais 67
9 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 66
9 John Pew 66
10 Boris Said 64
11 Marino Franchitti 60
12 Joel Miller 59
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
26 Katherine Legge 33
26 Andy Meyrick 33
26 Wayne Taylor 33
27 Fabien Giroix 31
27 John Martin 31
28 Alex Popow 30
29 Roman Rusinov 26
29 Oliver Webb 26
30 Jon Fogarty 25
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
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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