2007 24 Hours of Daytona

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The 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona was a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series 24-hour endurance sports car race held on January 27–28, 2007 at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The overall winner of the race was the Chip Ganassi/Felix Sabates-owned #01 car, a Lexus-powered Riley MkXI, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, Salvador Durán and Scott Pruett. The GT class was won by the #22 Alegra Motorsports/Fiorano Racing Porsche GT3 Cup car driven by Driver/Owner Carlos de Quesada, Jean-François Dumoulin, Scooter Gabel and Porsche factory driver Marc Basseng.[1]

Prelude[edit]

GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing driver Alex Gurney took the pole, his fourth in Rolex Series competition, with a lap of 1:43.475 at an average speed of 123.856 mph (199.327 km/h).

Race[edit]

At the green flag, which fell just past 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Gurney jumped into the lead and the field made its way around the first lap cleanly. But after only seven laps of the 24-hour race, Gurney crashed into the back of a slower GT car which had lost its hood and unexpectedly slowed dramatically. The team would make repairs, but Gurney's GAINSCO Auto Insurance-sponsored Pontiac-powered Riley, which was co-driven by Jon Fogarty and Jimmy Vasser, would never again be in contention for the win.

On January 28, an early-morning wreck of the #82 Porsche GT3 Cup, driven by Chris Pallis, damaged part of the outer retaining wall, causing the race stewards to display the red flag for only the third time in the history of the 24 Hours of Daytona, temporarily suspending the race while repairs took place.[2] An exciting battle took place between three different teams with a diverse group of drivers. The DP class fight was between eventual winner Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing's Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Pruett, SunTrust Racing's Max Angelelli and SAMAX Motorsport's Patrick Carpentier. Polesitter Alex Gurney's hopes for victory were dashed when his GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley was damaged in a first-hour accident.

1,000,000th lap[edit]

At 11:11am on the morning of January 28, British-born female Champ Car driver Katherine Legge made history by completing the one millionth lap of the Rolex Daytona 24 hour race, since its inception. Legge, driving the #84 Robinson Racing Pontiac-powered Riley DP car, passed the finish line with less than 2 and a half hours left in the race, completing the 30,419th lap of the 2007 running of the race. Legge was lying in the 31st position at the time.[3][4]

Juan Pablo Montoya became the first racer in history to have won a Formula One race, the Indianapolis 500, a Champ Car title, and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Mario Andretti also won a Formula One race, a Champ Car title and an endurance sports car race at Daytona, but Andretti's victory came in the 1972 event alongside co-driver Jacky Ickx in a six-hour event.

Race results[edit]

Note: class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 01 United States TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Salvador Durán
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Riley Mk XI 668
Lexus 5.0 L V8
2 DP 11 United States SAMAX Venezuela Milka Duno
Canada Patrick Carpentier
United Kingdom Darren Manning
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Riley Mk XI 668
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
3 DP 10 United States SunTrust Racing South Africa Wayne Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jeff Gordon
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Riley Mk XI 666
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
4 DP 59 United States Brumos Porsche/Kendall United States J. C. France
United States Hurley Haywood
Portugal João Barbosa
Brazil Roberto Moreno
United States David Donohue
Riley Mk XI 662
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
5 DP 61 United States Exchange Traded Gold AIM Autosport United States Brian Frisselle
United States Burt Frisselle
Canada Mark Wilkins
Canada David Empringham
Riley Mk XI 657
Lexus 5.0 L V8
6 DP 7 United States SAMAX United States Chris Festa
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
San Marino Christian Montanari
United States Roger Yasukawa
United States Kris Szekeres
Riley Mk XI 655
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
7 DP 77 United States Feeds The Need/Doran Racing United States Memo Gidley
Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Mexico Michel Jourdain Jr.
Spain Oriol Servià
Doran JE4 655
Ford 5.0 L V8
8 DP 47 United States TruSpeed Motorsports United States Charles Morgan
United States Rob Morgan
Germany Timo Bernhard
United States B. J. Zacharias
Riley Mk XI 636
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
9 DP 60 United States Michael Shank Racing United States Mark Patterson
Brazil Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Brazil Hélio Castroneves
United States Sam Hornish Jr.
Riley Mk XI 628
Lexus 5.0 L V8
10
DNF
DP 19 United States Finlay Motorsports United States Rob Finlay
Canada Michael Valiante
United States Michael McDowell
United States Bobby Labonte
Crawford DP03 627
Ford 5.0 L V8
11 GT 22 United States Alegra Motorsports/Fiorano Racing United States Carlos de Quesada
Canada Jean-Francois Dumoulin
United States Scooter Gabel
Germany Marc Basseng
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 626
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
12 GT 07 United States Banner Racing United States Paul Edwards
United States Kelly Collins
United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
United States Johnny O'Connell
Pontiac GXP.R 626
Pontiac LS2 6.0 L V8
13 GT 64 United States TRG United States Jim Lowe
United States Jim Pace
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 625
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
14 GT 06 United States Banner Racing United States Leighton Reese
United States Tim Lewis Jr.
United States Johnny O'Connell
United States Paul Edwards
Pontiac GXP.R 624
Pontiac LS2 6.0 L V8
15 GT 70 United States SpeedSource United States David Haskell
Canada Sylvain Trembley
United States Nick Ham
United States Randy Pobst
Mazda RX-8 624
Mazda 1.3 L 3-Rotor
16 GT 73 United States Tafel Racing Denmark Lars Nielsen
Austria Dieter Quester
United States Brent Martini
Austria Philipp Peter
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 617
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 DP 75 United States Krohn Racing United States Colin Braun
Italy Max Papis
Finland JJ Lehto
Riley Mk XI 615
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
18 DP 23 United States Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Germany Jörg Bergmeister
France Romain Dumas
United States Patrick Long
Crawford DP03 615
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
19 GT 69 United States SpeedSource United States Emil Assentato
United States Nick Longhi
United States Jeff Segal
United States Matt Plumb
Mazda RX-8 612
Mazda 1.3 L 3-Rotor
20 GT 17 Canada Doncaster Racing Canada David Lacey
Canada Greg Wilkins
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
United States Tom Papadopoulos
Germany Lance Arnold
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 611
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
21 DP 76 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
United States Boris Said
Riley Mk XI 607
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
22 GT 35 United States Playboy Racing/Unitech United States Tommy Constantine
United States Mike Borkowski
United States David Murry
United States Hal Prewitt
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 606
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
23 GT 27 United States O'Connell Racing United States Kevin O'Connell
United States Mike Speakman
United States Jason Bowles
United States Kevin Roush
United States Lonnie Pechnik
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 605
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
24 DP 39 United States Cheever Racing Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
United States Eddie Cheever Jr.
France Emmanuel Collard
Germany Sascha Maassen
Crawford DP03 601
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25 DP 84 United States Robinson Racing United States George Robinson
United States Wally Dallenbach Jr.
United States Paul Dallenbach
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Riley Mk XI 596
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
26 DP 6 United States Michael Shank Racing United States Henry Zogaib
United Kingdom Ian James
Canada Paul Tracy
United States A. J. Allmendinger
Riley Mk XI 595
Lexus 5.0 L V8
27 GT 81 United States Synergy Racing United States Steve Johnson
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Austria Richard Lietz
Netherlands Patrick Huisman
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 590
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
28 GT 67 United States TRG Belgium Tom Cloet
Canada Piere Bourque
United States Mike Solley
United States Auston Harris
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 588
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
29
DNF
DP 00 United States Vision Racing United States Ed Carpenter
South Africa Tomas Scheckter
United States Tony George
United States A. J. Foyt IV
France Stéphane Grégoire
Crawford DP03 587
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
30 GT 65 United States TRG United States Murray Marden
United States Brent Milner
United States John Peterson
United States Michael Gomez
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 583
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
31
DNF
GT 85 United States Farnbacher Loles Motorsports United States Leh Keen
Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Dirk Werner
Germany Jörg Hardt
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 579
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
32 DP 51 United States Cheever Racing United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
United States Harrison Brix
United States Eddie Cheever Jr.
Fabcar FDSC/03 579
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
33 GT 68 United States TRG United States Ted Ballou
United States Rocco DeSimone II
United States Brad Jaeger
United States Chris Gleason
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 578
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
34 GT 14 United States Autometrics Motorsports United States Bransen Patch
United States Mac McGehee
United States Wes Allen
United States Jim Hamblin
United States Cory Friedman
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 572
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
35 GT 66 United States TRG United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Richard Valentine
United States Andy Lally
United States Mark Greenberg
United States Kevin Buckler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 563
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
36
DNF
DP 91 United States Lowe's Riley-Matthews Motorsports United States Jim Matthews
Belgium Marc Goossens
United States Jimmie Johnson
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
Riley Mk XI 560
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
37 GT 72 United States Tafel Racing United States Andrew Davis
United States Nathan Swartzbaugh
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Germany Dirk Müller
United States Jim Tafel
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 555
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
38 GT 87 United States Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Germany Christian Zugel
United States John Burke
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Ryan Eversley
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 545
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
39
DNF
GT 74 United States Tafel Racing United States Eric Lux
Germany Wolf Henzler
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
United States Jim Tafel
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 544
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
40 DP 58 United States Red Bull/Brumos Porsche United States David Donohue
United States Darren Law
United States Buddy Rice
United States Scott Sharp
United States Hurley Haywood
Riley Mk XI 542
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
41
DNF
DP 02 United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates New Zealand Scott Dixon
United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
Mexico Memo Rojas
Riley Mk XI 538
Lexus 5.0 L V8
42 GT 43 United States Team Sahlen United States Joe Sahlen
United States Joe Nonnamaker
United States Will Nonnamaker
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
Chevrolet Corvette 530
Chevrolet LS2 6.0 L V8
43 GT 42 United States Team Sahlen United States Michael Auriemma
United States John Mayes
United States David Kaemmer
United States Chris Willcox
United States Matt Varsha
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 514
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
44 GT 89 United States Autometrics Motorsports United States Fraser Wellon
United States Barry Ellis
Canada Frank Rossi
United States Michael Grande
United States Owen Trinkler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 512
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
45 GT 83 United States Synergy Racing United States Dave Gaylord
United States Don Pickering
United States Hal Hilton
United States Ben McCrackin
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 508
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
46
DNF
DP 99 United States GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing United States Alex Gurney
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Jimmy Vasser
United States Bob Stallings
Riley Mk XI 493
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
47
DNF
DP 12 United States RVO Motorsports United States Roger Schramm
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Bill Lester
United Kingdom Justin Bell
United States John Heinricy
Riley Mk XI 458
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
48
DNF
DP 20 United States Howard Motorsports United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United States Butch Leitzinger
United States Tony Stewart
Crawford DP03 450
Pontiac 5.0 L V8
49 GT 57 United States Stevenson Motorsports United States Dominic Cicero II
United States Marc Bunting
United States James Gue
United States John Stevenson
United States Lou Gigliotti
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 444
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
50
DNF
GT 88 United States Farnbacher Loles Motorsports United States Craig Stanton
United States Bryce Miller
Czech Republic Antonín Charouz
United States Justin Jackson
United States Tom Pank
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 434
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
51 GT 97 United States Stevenson Motorsports United States Vic Rice
United States Tommy Riggins
United States John Stevenson
United States Spencer Trenery
United States Lou Gigliotti
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 414
Chevrolet LS7 7.0 L V8
52
DNF
DP 05 United States Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW United States Bill Auberlen
United States Matthew Alhadeff
United States Gene Sigal
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Riley Mk XI 367
BMW 5.0 L V8
53
DNF
GT 30 United States Racer's Edge Motorsports United States Lawson Aschenbach
United States Justin Lofton
United States Ross Smith
Canada Mark Pavan
Pontiac GXP.R 359
Pontiac LS2 6.0 L V8
54
DNF
GT 41 United States Team Sahlen United States Robb Brent
United States Tom Malloy
United States Jim Michaelian
United States Bob Michaelian
United States Ernie Becker
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 316
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
55
DNF
DP 16 United States Howard Motorsports United States Chris Dyson
United States Rob Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Crawford DP03 295
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
56
DNF
GT 24 United States Matt Connolly Motorsports United States Matt Pickett
United States Bill Cotter
United States Mark Montgomery
United States Todd Hanson
United States Rich Walker
BMW M3 E46 276
BMW 3.2 L I6
57
DNF
GT 82 United States Synergy Racing United States Don Kitch Jr.
United States Chris Pennington
United States Chris Pallis
United States Tony Bawcutt
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 250
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
58
DNF
DP 18 United States VICI Racing Germany Uwe Alzen
Germany Robert Renauer
United States Terry Borcheller
Argentina Gastón Mazzacane
Fabcar FDSC/03 240
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
59
DNF
GT 15 United States Blackforest Motorsports United States Tom Nastasi
Canada Alex Tagliani
United States Guy Cosmo
Canada Valerie Limoges
Ford Mustang Cobra GT 235
Ford 4.6 L V8
60 GT 86 United States Farnbacher Loles Motorsports United States Larry Bowman
United States Don Bell
United States Lance Willsley
United States Shawn Price
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 232
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
61
DNF
GT 45 United States Howard Motorsports New Zealand Rob Wilson
United States John Lewis
United States Bryan Sellers
United States Joey Hand
Infiniti G35 230
Infiniti 3.7 L V6
62
DNF
DP 3 United States Southard Motorsports United States Shane Lewis
United States Randy Ruhlman
United States Graham Rahal
United States Elliot Forbes-Robinson
Riley Mk XI 214
Lexus 5.0 L V8
63
DNF
GT 28 United States At Speed Motorsports United States Ian Baas
United States Joel Feinberg
United States Bruce McQuiston
United States Joseph Safina
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 196
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
64
DNF
GT 46 United States Michael Baughman Racing United States Michael Baughman
United States Bryce Collyer
United States John Connolly
United States Mike Yeakle
United States Frank Del Vecchio
Chevrolet Corvette 186
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
65
DNF
GT 08 United States Goldin Brothers Racing United States Steve Goldin
United States Keith Goldin
United States John Finger
United States Ron Zitza
Mazda RX-8 163
Mazda 1.3 L 3-Rotor
66
DNF
GT 21 United States Matt Connolly Motorsports United States Matt Connolly
United States Adam Pecorari
United States Jason Workman
United States Ray Mason
United States Romeo Kapudija
BMW M3 E46 153
BMW 3.2 L I6
67
DNF
GT 48 Switzerland WTF Engineering Switzerland Hans Hauser
Switzerland Robert Dubler
United States Ed Magner
United Kingdom Michael DeFontes
Chevrolet Corvette 89
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
68
DNF
GT 52 Italy Mastercar Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Andrea Ceccato
Italy Pierangelo Masselli
Italy Andrea Montermini
Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge 83
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
69
DNF
GT 63 United States Team Spencer Motorsports United States Dennis Spencer
United States Scott Spencer
United States Rich Grupp
United States Gary Drummond
United States Charles Espenlaub
Mazda RX-8 74
Mazda 1.3 L 3-Rotor
DNS GT 49 United States Team Sahlen United States Joe Sahlen
United States Joe Nonnamaker
United States Will Nonnamaker
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
Chevrolet Corvette -
Chevrolet LS2 6.0 L V8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ 2007 Daytona 24 hr Race Notes
  3. ^ 2007 Daytona 24 hr Race Notes
  4. ^ Team Listings Roles Series 2006 Rolex 24 hour