Alonso qualifies 13th at Daytona 24 Hours

Randall Padilla
January 30, 2018

A number of the potential competitors to Action Express Racing have been eliminated from the race.

Finishing 11th overall, the #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing won the GTLM class, while the #11 GRT Grasser Racing Team took the GTD honours, claiming Lamborghini's first victory in a 24 hour race. I mean, it's rare that you can have a flawless race. He is at Daytona Beach, Florida for this weekend's Rolex 24 - the 24-hour race that kicks off the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

"This might be the most exhausted I've ever been, " Allmendinger said. Austin Cindric in the #85 and Gustavo Menezes in the #99 enjoyed a clean fight, with Cindric finishing less than a second ahead of the sister vehicle. So it's a great new engine, this Cadillac.

"I won and it was very emotional", Albuquerque said.

Castroneves still plans to chase his fourth victory in this year's Indy 500. "So, yeah, I think we're sort of just solidifying our current position, if you will".

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.

Sharing the wheel with Braun were Jon Bennett and veteran prototype heavyweights Loic Duval and Romain Dumas. "I am not sure how many more of these Daytona races I have left, not like Filipe, who probably has 15 more years". "I'll tell you the next morning".

Co-driving the winning vehicle were Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi.

Rolex 24 victory marks a milestone for Chip Ganassi
Alonso qualifies 13th at Daytona 24 Hours

"As the team grows, it does get to be a bit burdensome at times to keep growing at the pace we have over the years", Ganassi said. The team won the first five races of last season and the IMSA championship. Teen-ager Middleton earned his ride with the team as a result of winning the Sunoco Whelen Challenge.

Having spent the opening half of the race in and around the top five, the #6 Acura lost over 20 laps with an alternator issue in hour 14, before the #7 Acura was eliminated from contention following contact between Helio Castroneves and Nasr. I love Michael Shank and I love this race team.

"I love coming to these type of races", Penske said. "Having the opportunity to join the Whelen Engineering Cadillac was an incredible experience".

"It's unfortunate that we didn't get to fight the fight at the end because I think if we were to have a chance to at least pressure those guys, it might have been a little different, but we didn't".

Alonso will have McLaren reserve/test driver Lando Norris and sports-car driver Phil Hanson as his co-drivers. "I can't wait for the next one".

Fernando Alonso drove his final laps in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the 22nd hour of the 24-hour race. They swap with teammates-Dirk Mueller, in Hand's case-get some rest and repeat. And he will do such for Richard Westbrook, for Ford.

ANNOUNCER: And for Chip Ganassi, a 200th win for the team as whole.

Antonio Garcia, class pole-winner Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller placed third in the GT Le Mans with their No. 3 Corvette. But nevertheless, I'm happy. He spent much of the prerace in his garage stall before coming to the auto - most drivers remain by the vehicle after driver introductions - just before drivers had to get in. We just didn't have the pace. "It's one thing not to win the race". Fittipaldi is being replaced by Albuquerque as the full-time driver and will compete in only the four endurance races on the schedule this year.

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