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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]

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PreludeEdit

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).

RaceEdit

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 lapEdit

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 resultsEdit

Note: class winners in bold.

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

ReferencesEdit

  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