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click above for more interesting pics from the 2008 24 Hours of Daytona

The 46th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona is now in the books. The annual endurance event kicked off the 2008 season of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series this past weekend, with Daytona Prototype class and production-based GT class cars rounding Daytona International Speedway's road course for 24 hours straight. The event not only attracted the usual Grand-Am drivers, but it also pulled ranks from the likes of Indy Car, NASCAR and ALMS. For the third straight year, Chip Ganassi Racing proved that it had the best driver depth to nab the overall win. Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas paired up to take the 2008 title and DP class win with their Lexus-powered Riley chassis. Nick Ham, David Haskell, Raphael Matos and Sylvain Tremblay piloted their SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 to a GT class win and ninth place finish overall. The next event on the calendar for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series doesn't happen until March 27th through 29th at Homestead Miami Speedway.

[Source: Grand-Am]

  • An elevated view of the start of the Rolex 24 of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on January 26, 2008
  • Driver Scott Pruett of the #01 Telmex Chip Ganassi team Racing car drives in the Rolex 24 on January 26, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Driver Juan Pablo Montoya of the #01 Telmex Chip Ganassi team Racing car drives during the Rolex 24 on January 26, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Driver Scott Dixon of the #02 Target Chip Ganassi team Racing car drives in the Rolex 24 on January 26, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • The #01 TELEMEX Chip Ganassi Lexus, driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Dario Franchitti, and Juan Pablo Montoya, races during the Rolex 24 of Daytona on January 27, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • The #01 TELEMEX Chip Ganassi Lexus, driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Dario Franchitti, and Juan Pablo Montoya, wins the Rolex 24 of Daytona on January 27, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Drivers (L-R) Scott Pruett, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dario Franchitti and Memo Rojas of the #01 Telmex Chip Ganassi team Racing celebrate their victory in the Rolex 24 on January 27, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      where's the "spoiler alert?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Go Mazda.

      I'm sad I missed the race, the RX-8 sounds great on the high-back section at Daytona.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This was my first time at a race ever and I'm STILL giddy with excitement the day after!