Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record of five Rolex 24 at Daytona victories Sunday, helping Chip Ganassi Racing return to Victory Lane in the prestigious sports car race.
A slight lineup change and a dominating performance in the twice-around-the-clock race earned the No. 01 team another celebratory Rolex watch.
Three-time defending Grand-Am champions Pruett and Memo Rojas, along with NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball teamed to beat the VelocityWW team by almost 22 seconds.
The No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW/Riley car, with drivers Simon Pagenaud, Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker, finished 21st, ninth in the Daytona Prototype class. Team Sahlen’s No. 43 car, with Elma’s Joe Sahlen driving along with Tomy Drissi, Joe Nonnamaker, Will Nonnamaker and Bruno Junqueira, ran 44th.