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#60 Michael Shank Racing winner of DP category
#44 Magnus Racing winner of GT category

The 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona was a long-distance motor race for sports cars conforming to the regulations of the Grand-Am Road Racing series. The race was held over a duration of 24 hours, starting at 3:30pm on Saturday, January 28, finishing at 3:30pm the following day.[1] The race was held on the sports car version of Daytona International Speedway, which includes only a portion of the NASCAR Superspeedway course and a loop of circuit which winds through the infield of the speedway.

2012 was the 50th running of the race which had begun as a three-hour duration sports car race in 1962. The race was also the opening round of the 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series season. A field of 14 Daytona Prototypes took the start of the race along with a grid of 44 of the slower roadcar-based Grand Touring class cars.[2]

This race also was part of the inaugural North American Endurance Championship.[3]

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Pole position for the race was taken by British racing driver Ryan Dalziel driving the Starworks Motorsport run Riley Technologies Mk.XXVI Daytona Prototype sports car recording a lap time of 1:41.119.[4]

In the Grand Touring class, pole was claimed by the Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup driven by American driver Andrew Davis.[5]

WinnersEdit

The Michael Shank Racing entry of A. J. Allmendinger, Justin Wilson, Oswaldo Negri, and John Pew took victory in their No. 60 Riley Mk. XXVI Ford, completing 761 laps over the course of the 24-hour race. They enjoyed a spirited battle with the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley Mk. XXVI Ford of Ryan Dalziel, Lucas Luhr, Allan McNish, Enzo Potolicchio and Alex Popow, which led the most laps and posted the quickest time of the race, but suffered a minor accident in the 17th hour.[6]

In GT, Magnus Racing earned its first-ever Rolex Sports Car Series victory, with the lineup of Richard Lietz, Andy Lally, René Rast, and John Potter in the No. 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. It was Lally's fourth Rolex 24 class victory,[7] and the first for the other three drivers.

Race resultEdit

Class Winners in bold.[8]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian   A. J. Allmendinger
  Oswaldo Negri
  John Pew
  Justin Wilson
Riley Mk. XXVI 761
Ford 5.0L V8
2 DP 8 Starworks Motorsport   Ryan Dalziel
  Lucas Luhr
  Allan McNish
  Alex Popow
  Enzo Potolicchio
Riley Mk. XXVI 761
Ford 5.0L V8
3 DP 6 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian   Jorge Goncalvez
  Michael McDowell
  Felipe Nasr
  Gustavo Yacamán
Riley Mk. XX 761
Ford 5.0L V8
4 DP 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Scott Dixon
  Dario Franchitti
  Jamie McMurray
  Juan Pablo Montoya
Riley Mk. XXVI 760
BMW 5.0L V8
5 DP 5 Action Express Racing   David Donohue
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Darren Law
Corvette DP (Coyote CPM) 758
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
6 DP 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Joey Hand
  Scott Pruett
  Graham Rahal
  Memo Rojas
Riley Mk. XXVI 757
BMW 5.0L V8
7 DP 77 Doran Racing   Brian Frisselle
  Burt Frisselle
  Billy Johnson
  Jim Lowe
  Paul Tracy
Dallara DP-01 748
Ford 5.0L V8
8 DP 90 Spirit of Daytona   Antonio García
  Oliver Gavin
  Jan Magnussen
  Richard Westbrook
Corvette DP (Coyote CPM) 746
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
9 DP 9 Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Terry Borcheller
  J. C. France
  Max Papis
Corvette DP (Coyote CPM) 739
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
10 DP 2 Starworks Motorsport   Marco Andretti
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
  Scott Mayer
  Michael Valiante
Riley Mk. XX 736
Ford 5.0L V8
11 GT 44 Magnus Racing   Andy Lally
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
  René Rast
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 727
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
12 GT 67 TRG   Steven Bertheau
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Marc Goossens
  Wolf Henzler
  Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 727
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
13 GT 59 Brumos Racing   Andrew Davis
  Hurley Haywood
  Leh Keen
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 726
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
14 GT 57 Stevenson Motorsports   Ronnie Bremer
  John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 726
Chevrolet 6.0L V8
15 GT 63 Risi Competizione   Olivier Beretta
  Andrea Bertolini
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia 726
Ferrari 4.5L V8
16 GT 70 SpeedSource   Jonathan Bomarito
  Marino Franchitti
  James Hinchcliffe
  Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda RX-8 722
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
17 GT 66 TRG   Dominik Farnbacher
  Ben Keating
  Patrick Pilet
  Allan Simonsen
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 721
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
18 GT 69 AIM Autosport/Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari   Emil Assentato
  Anthony Lazzaro
  Nick Longhi
  Jeff Segal
Ferrari 458 Italia 716
Ferrari 4.5L V8
19 DP 76 Krohn Racing   Colin Braun
  Niclas Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
  Ricardo Zonta
Lola B08/70 713
Ford 5.0L V8
20 GT 88 Autohaus Motorsports   Paul Edwards
  Matthew Marsh
  Tommy Milner
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 713
Chevrolet 6.0L V8
21 GT 40 Dempsey Racing   Patrick Dempsey
  Charles Espenlaub
  Joe Foster
  Tom Long
  Charles Putman
Mazda RX-8 713
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
22 GT 32 Orbit/GMG   Nicolas Armindo
  Bret Curtis
  Shane Lewis
  James Sofronas
  Lance Willsey
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 713
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
23 GT 42 Team Sahlen   Dane Cameron
  Joe Nonnamaker
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Will Nonnamaker
Mazda RX-8 711
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
24 GT 03 Extreme Speed Motorsports   Ed Brown
  Guy Cosmo
  Scott Sharp
  Johannes van Overbeek
Ferrari 458 Italia 707
Ferrari 4.5L V8
25 GT 24 Alex Job Racing   Michael Avenatti
  Bob Faieta
  Fred Poordad
  Bill Sweedler
  Cort Wagner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 707
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
26 GT 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports with Wright Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
  Seth Neiman
  Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 706
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
27 GT 93 Turner Motorsport   Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Michael Marsal
  Dirk Müller
  Dirk Werner
BMW M3 691
BMW 5.0L V8
28 GT 23 Alex Job Racing   Emmanuel Collard
  Marco Holzer
  Butch Leitzinger
  Cooper MacNeil
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 689
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
29 GT 26 NGT Motorsport   Henrique Cisneros
  Sean Edwards
  Carlos Kauffmann
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 688
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
30 GT 64 TRG   Gaetano Ardagna
  Eduardo Costabal
  Emilio Di Guida
  Santiago Orjuela
  Eliseo Salazar
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 688
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
31 GT 22 Bullet Racing   Randy Blaylock
  Darryl O'Young
  Kevin Roush
  Brett Van Blankers
  Joe White
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 681
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
32 DP 50 50+Predator/Alegra   Byron DeFoor
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  Brian Johnson
  Jim Pace
  Carlos de Quesada
Riley Mk. XI 672
BMW 5.0L V8
33 DP 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   Jon Fogarty
  Memo Gidley
  Alex Gurney
Corvette DP (Riley XXVI) 672
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
34 GT 82 Dick Greer Racing   John Fergus
  John Finger
  Dick Greer
  Mark Hotchkis
  Owen Trinkler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 665
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
35 GT 56 AF Waltrip   Rui Águas
  Robert Kauffman
  Travis Pastrana
  Michael Waltrip
Ferrari 458 Italia 645
Ferrari 4.5L V8
36 GT 65 TRG   Joe Castellano
  Spencer Cox
  Mike Hedlund
  Jack McCarthy, Jr.
  Jim Michaelian
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 643
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
37 GT 68 TRG   Chris Cumming
  Kévin Estre
  Damien Faulkner
  Carlos Gomez
  Ben Keating
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 640
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
38 GT 55 Acumen Motorsport   Frank Del Vecchio
  Doug Grunnet
  Tony Kester
  Scott McKee
  Randy Pobst
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 626
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
39 GT 18 Mühlner Motorsports America   Davy Jones
  Bill Lester
  John McCutchen
  Mark Thomas
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 609
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
40 GT 41 Dempsey Racing   Ian James
  Rick Johnson
  Don Kitch, Jr.
  Scott Maxwell
  Dan Rogers
Mazda RX-8 608
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
41 GT 12 Alliance Autosport   Jon Miller
  Hal Prewitt
  Scott Rettich
  Matt Schneider
  Darryl Shoff
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 604
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
42 GT 19 Mühlner Motorsports America   Scott Dollahite
  Ian Nater
  Rhett O'Doski
  Marco Seefried
  Derek Whitis
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 599
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
43 GT 75 Stevenson Motorsports   Matt Bell
  Al Carter
  Eric Curran
  Hugh Plumb
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 577
Chevrolet 6.0L V8
44 GT 51 APR Motorsport   Ian Baas
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  Jim Norman
  Emanuele Pirro
  Dion von Moltke
Audi R8 447
Audi 5.2L V10
45 GT 74 Oryx Racing   Humaid Al Masaood
  Saeed Al Mehairi
  Steven Kane
Audi R8 202
Audi 5.2L V10
46 GT 17 Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports   Sebastian Asch
  Jack Baldwin
  Claudio Burtin
  Martin Ragginger
  Bryan Sellers
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 424
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
47 GT 20 Liqui Moly Team Engstler/Mitchum Motorsports   Jade Buford
  Franz Engstler
  David Murry
  Gunter Schaldach
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 416
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
48 GT 34 Orbit/GMG   Michael DeFontes
  Phil Fogg
  Miroslav Konopka
  Jan Vonka
  Ronald van de Laar
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 383
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
49 GT 4 Magnus Racing   Justin Bell
  Ryan Eversley
  Daniel Graeff
  Ron Yarab, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 310
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
50 GT 36 Yellow Dragon Motorsports   Jarett Andretti
  John Andretti
  Taylor Hacquard
  Anders Krohn
Mazda RX-8 270
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
51 GT 15 Rick Ware Racing   Chris Cook
  Jeffrey Earnhardt
  Doug Harrington
  Timmy Hill
  John Ware, Jr.
Ford Mustang 256
Ford 5.0L V8
52 GT 48 Paul Miller Racing   Robert Bell
  Sascha Maassen
  Bryce Miller
  Mark Wilkins
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 224
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
53 GT 46 Michael Baughman Racing   Michael Baughman
  Ivo Breukers
  Armand Fumal
  Ray Mason
  Jeff Nowicki
Chevrolet Corvette 172
Chevrolet 6.2L V8
54 GT 62 Risi Competizione   Gianmaria Bruni
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Raphael Matos
Ferrari 458 Italia 154
Ferrari 4.5L V8
55 GT 87 Racers Edge Motorsports   Tony Ave
  Jan Heylen
  Doug Peterson
  Maxime Soulet
  Emilio Valverde
Dodge Viper 101
Dodge 8.0L V10
56 GT 94 Turner Motorsport   Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Billy Johnson
  Dirk Müller
  Boris Said
BMW M3 86
BMW 5.0L V8
57 GT 43 Team Sahlen   Joe Nonnamaker
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Will Nonnamaker
Mazda RX-8 21
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
58 DP 10 SunTrust Racing   Max Angelelli
  Ryan Briscoe
  Ricky Taylor
Corvette DP (Dallara DP01) 14
Chevrolet 5.0L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Event Schedule: 2012 Rolex 24 Event Schedule". Daytona International Speedway. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Event Information – Entry List: Rolex 24 At Daytona". Grand Am Road Racing. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "13-Race 2012 Schedule Features New North American Endurance Championship". Grand-Am Road Racing. November 9, 2011. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ryan Dalziel and Starworks Motorsport capture Rolex 24 at Daytona pole". Autoweek. Crain Communications, Inc. January 27, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "Porsche starts from GT pole in Rolex 24 at Daytona". Sports Car Illustrated. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Dagys, John (January 29, 2012). "Michael Shank Racing Wins Gripping 50th Rolex 24". SPEEDtv.com. Fox Sports. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  7. ^ "Andy Lally Grand-Am Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  8. ^ "January 26 – 29, 2012: Rolex 24 At Daytona". Rolex Sports Car Series. Grand-Am Road Racing. January 29, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2012.


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