2008 24 Hours of Daytona

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The 2008 Rolex 24 at Daytona was the first round of the 2008 Rolex Sports Car Series season and the 46th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. It took place at Daytona International Speedway between January 26–27, 2008

Qualifying[edit]

In the Daytona Prototype class, pole position was taken by Oswaldo Negri, Jr. in the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ford powered Riley Mk. XI with a laptime of 1:40.793. Teammate A. J. Allmendinger locked out the front row for Michael Shank Racing. In the Grand Touring class, the #70 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 GT with Sylvain Tremblay was fastest with a laptime of 1:50.788. The #56 Mastercar Ferrari F430 Challenge qualified 2nd in the teams debut at Daytona.[1]

Race[edit]

The #01 Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus-powered Riley of Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Dario Franchitti, and Juan Pablo Montoya led 252 laps and gave Chip Ganassi racing their 3rd successive win at the Daytona 24 Hours. The #01 team took the overall victory by a margin of 2 laps over the #99 Gainsco Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac-powered Riley entry. At the start, many cars (including the eventual race winner) had to start from pitlane after changing their tires from wets to slicks.[2] The #70 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 GT of Sylvain Tremblay, Nick Ham, David Haskell, and Raphael Matos were the winners in GT, completing 664 laps and finishing 9th overall. The overall pace of the race was slowed due to wet weather during the night.[3]

A total of 22 safety car periods neutralized the race for 112 laps.

Race results[edit]

Class Winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 01 Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Riley Mk. XI 695
Lexus 5.0L V8
2 DP 99 Gainsco Bob Stallings Racing United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Jimmy Vasser
United States Jimmie Johnson
Riley Mk. XI 693
Pontiac 5.0L V8
3 DP 9 Penske-Taylor Racing Australia Ryan Briscoe
Brazil Hélio Castroneves
United States Kurt Busch
Riley Mk. XI 689
Pontiac 5.0L V8
4 DP 76 Krohn Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Proto-Auto Lola B08/70 688
Pontiac 5.0L V8
5 DP 10 SunTrust Racing South Africa Wayne Taylor
United States Ricky Taylor
Canada Michael Valiante
Italy Max Angelelli
Riley Mk. XI 687
Pontiac 5.0L V8
6 DP 60 Michael Shank Racing United States Mark Patterson
United States Graham Rahal
Brazil Oswaldo Negri, Jr.
United Kingdom Justin Wilson
Riley Mk. XI 680
Ford 5.0L V8
7 DP 75 Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Belgium Eric van de Poele
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Proto-Auto Lola B08/70 678
Pontiac 5.0L V8
8 DP 91 Bob Stallings Racing United States Jim Matthews
United States Johnny O'Connell
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
Belgium Marc Goossens
Riley Mk. XI 676
Pontiac 5.0L V8
9 GT 70 SpeedSource United States David Haskell
United Kingdom Nick Ham
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
Brazil Raphael Matos
Mazda RX-8 GT 664
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
10 GT 66 The Racer's Group United States Bryce Miller
United States Ted Ballou
United States Andy Lally
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 657
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 GT 67 The Racer's Group United States Tim George, Jr.
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Bryan Sellers
France Romain Dumas
France Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 657
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
12 GT 64 The Racer's Group United States Jim Lowe
United States Jim Pace
United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States R. J. Valentine
United Kingdom Tim Sudgen
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 656
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
13 GT 69 SpeedSource United States Emil Assentato
United States Jeff Segal
United States Nick Longhi
United States Lonnie Pechnik
Mazda RX-8 GT 653
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
14 DP 6 Michael Shank Racing United States John Pew
United States A. J. Allmendinger
United States Burt Frisselle
United Kingdom Ian James
Riley Mk. XI 652
Ford 5.0L V8
15 DP 09 Spirit of Daytona Racing United States Guy Cosmo
United States Michael McDowell
Canada Marc-Antoine Camirand
Fabcar FDSC/03 652
Porsche 3.99L Flat-6
16 GT 80 Synergy Racing United States Mark Greenberg
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
Belgium Jan Heylen
Germany Lance David Arnold
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 651
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 07 Banner Racing United States Paul Edwards
United States Kelly Collins
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Pontiac GXP.R 647
Pontiac 6.0L V8
18 GT 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 646
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
19 GT 57 Stevenson Motorsports United States Andrew Davis
United States Randy Pobst
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Pontiac GXP.R 644
Pontiac 6.0L V8
20 GT 30 Racers Edge Motorsports United States Ken Dobson
United States Robert Thorne
United States Drew Staveley
United States Craig Stone
Mazda RX-8 GT 642
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
21 GT 74 Autometrics Motorsports United States Bransen Patch
United States Jim Hamblin
United States Joe Safina
United States David Murry
United States Derek Skea
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 638
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 GT 88 Farnbacher Loles Racing Germany Pierre Kaffer
Germany Frank Stippler
Canada Dave Lacey
Canada Greg Wilkins
United States Eric Curran
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 637
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
23 DP 59 Brumos Racing United States Hurley Haywood
United States J. C. France
United States Terry Borcheller
Portugal João Barbosa
Riley Mk. XI 622
Porsche 3.99L Flat-6
24 GT 84 Farnbacher Loles Racing United States Chris Bingham
United States Don Pickering
United States Bill Cotter
United States Chris Pennington
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 637
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25 DP 03 Vision Racing United States Ed Carpenter
United States A. J. Foyt IV
United States John Andretti
Brazil Vitor Meira
United States Tony George
Crawford DP08 615
Porsche 3.99L Flat-6
26 GT 44 Bullet Racing United States Zach Arnold
United States Dyrk van Zanten, Jr.
Canada Steve Paquette
Canada Glenn Nixon
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 615
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
27 DP 58 Brumos Racing United States Darren Law
United States David Donohue
United States Buddy Rice
Riley Mk. XI 611
Porsche 3.99L Flat-6
28 DP 7 Sigalsport United States Matt Plumb
United States Quentin Wahl
France Stéphan Grégoire
Republic of Ireland Michael Cullen
Republic of Ireland Paddy Shovlin
Riley Mk. XI 601
BMW 5.0L V8
29 GT 17 Terra Firma Motorsports United States Ron Zitza
United States Gary Jensen
United States Mark Jensen
United States Jordan Taylor
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 599
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
30 GT 72 Autohaus Motorsports Italy Max Papis
United States Tim Lewis, Jr.
United States Craig Stanton
United States Lawson Aschenbach
Pontiac GXP.R 590
Pontiac 6.0L V8
31 GT 34 Orbit Racing United States Lance Willsey
United States Mike Fitzgerald
United States Tom Papadopoulos
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 589
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
32 GT 65 The Racer's Group United States Russ Oasis
United States Tom Atherton
United States Jim Stout
United States Jason Daskalos
United States Tommy Archer
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 585
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
33 GT 86 Farnbacher Loles Racing United States Eric Lux
United States Leh Keen
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Wolf Henzler
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 580
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
34 GT 52 Mastercar United States Joe Castellano
United States Fred Machado
Hong Kong Ma Chi Min
Italy Roberto Ragazzi
Italy Constantino Bertuzzi
Ferrari F430 Challenge 578
Ferrari 4.3L V8
35 GT 85 Farnbacher Loles Racing Team Seattle United States Don Kitch, Jr.
United States Steve Miller
United States Chris Pallis
Canada Ross Bentley
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 572
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
36 DP 23 Alex Job Racing United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
United States Patrick Long
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Crawford DP08 569
Porsche 3.99L Flat-6
37 GT 06 Banner Racing United States Leighton Reese
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
United States Marc Bunting
United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
Pontiac GXP.R 564
Pontiac 6.0L V8
38 GT 81 Synergy Racing United States Steve Johnson
Netherlands Patrick Huisman
Netherlands Robert Doornbos
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 558
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
39 GT 40 Dempsey Racing United States Joe Foster
United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Charles Espenlaub
United States Romeo Kapudija
Canada Scott Maxwell
Mazda RX-8 GT 552
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
40 GT 68 The Racer's Group United States Michael Gomez
United States Michael Auriemma
United States John Mayes
United States Scott Schroeder
United States Brent Milner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 550
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
41 DP 77 Doran Racing Mexico Memo Gidley
Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
United States Brad Jaeger
Doran JE4 546
Ford 5.0L V8
42 DP 3 Southard Motorsports United States Shane Lewis
United States Bill Lester
United States Ted Christopher
United States Alex Barron
Riley Mk. XI 527
Lexus 5.0L V8
43 GT 14 Autometrics Motorsports United States Cory Friedman
United States Mac McGehee
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 524
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
44 DP 02 Target Chip Ganassi Racing United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
New Zealand Scott Dixon
United Kingdom Alex Lloyd
Mexico Salvador Durán
Riley Mk. XI 515
Lexus 5.0L V8
45 GT 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports United States Hal Prewitt
United States Spencer Trenery
United States Vic Rice
Italy Diego Alessi
Australia Karl Reindler
Pontiac GTO.R 513
Pontiac 6.0L V8
46 GT 62 The Racer's Group United States Claudio Burtin
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Scott Tucker
United States Ed Zabinski
Germany Martin Ragginger
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 511
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
47 GT 27 O'Connell Racing United States Kevin O'Connell
United States Kevin Roush
United States Kris Wilson
United States Hugh Plumb
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 473
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
48 DP 61 AIM Autosport United States Colin Braun
United States Brian Frisselle
Canada Mark Wilkins
Canada Andrew Ranger
Riley Mk. XI 448
Ford 5.0L V8
49 GT 29 Alegra Motorsport United States Jake Rosenzweig
United States Bob Woodman
Canada Louis-Philippe Dumoulin
United States Scooter Gabel
United States Chris Gleason
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 418
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
50 GT 43 Team Sahlen United States Will Nonnamaker
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
United States Joe Nonnamaker
United States Joe Sahlen
Mazda RX-8 GT 401
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
51 GT 83 Farnbacher Loles Racing United States C. R. Crews
United States Russell Walker
United States Peter Ludwig
United States Ben McCrackin
Germany Tim Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 397
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
52 GT 26 Gotham Competition United States Jerome Jacalone
United States Joe Jacalone
United States Jim Michaelian
United States Bob Michaelian
United States Scooter Gabel
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 364
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
53 GT 89 Farnbacher Loles Racing Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Giacomo Petrobelli
Germany Jörg Hardt
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 284
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
54 GT 50 Blackforest Motorsports Canada John Farano
United States Carl Jensen
United States John Cloud
United States Boris Said
United States James Bradley
Ford Mustang 255
Ford 5.0L V8
55 DP 2 SAMAX Motorsport United States Henri Zogaib
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Lucas Luhr
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Riley Mk. XI 233
Pontiac 5.0L V8
56 DP 31 Matt Connolly Motorsports United States Seth Ingram
Germany Mirco Schultis
United States Bob Frost
Czech Republic Miroslav Konopka
Italy Ettore Contini
Chase CCE 231
Pontiac 5.0L V8
57 GT 15 Blackforest Motorsports Canada David Empringham
Canada Jean-François Dumoulin
United States Tom Nastasi
United States Boris Said
Ford Mustang 177
Ford 5.0L V8
58 DP 16 Cheever Racing Italy Matteo Bobbi
Spain Antonio García
France Stéphane Ortelli
Italy Fabio Babini
Coyote CC/08 170
Pontiac 5.0L V8
59 GT 90 Automatic Racing United States Jep Thornton
United States Tom Long
United States Joe Varde
United States David Russell
BMW M6 163
BMW 5.0L V10
60 GT 22 Alegra Motorsports United States Carlos de Quesada
United States Nathan Swartzbaugh
France Patrick Pilet
Germany Marc Basseng
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 149
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
61 DP 11 SAMAX Motorsport Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Venezuela Milka Duno
Switzerland Harold Primat
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Riley Mk. XI 97
Pontiac 5.0L V8
62 GT 08 Goldin Motorsports United States Steve Goldin
United States Keith Goldin
United States Jim Meassick
United States Squeak Kennedy
Mazda RX-8 GT 83
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
63 DP 12 RVO Motorsports United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom Justin Bell
Estonia Tõnis Kasemets
United States Paul Dallenbach
United States Roger Schramm
Riley Mk. XI 65
Pontiac 5.0L V8
64 GT 56 Mastercar Hong Kong Matthew Marsh
San Marino Christian Montanari
Italy Thomas Biagi
Switzerland Fabio Venier
Spain Luis Monzon
Ferrari F430 Challenge 55
Ferrari 4.3L V8
65 DP 51 Cheever Racing United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
United States Scott Mayer
United States Brent Sherman
Coyote CC/08 45
Pontiac 5.0L V8
66 GT 63 The Racer's Group Canada Pierre Borque
Canada Hima Maher
United States Duncan Ende
United States Ron Yarab, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 31
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Negri, Allmendinger Give Michael Shank Racing Front Row Sweep For Saturday’s Rolex 24 At Daytona". grand-am.com. January 24, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rolex 24 At Daytona is Underway!". grand-am.com. January 26, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates Wins Third Straight Rolex 24 At Daytona". grand-am.com. January 27, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 

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