Enlarge / The start of the 60th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. (credit: Rolex)
As is often the way with endurance racing, the 60th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona turned into a sprint for the flag after a safety car intervened with less than an hour left on the clock. The Rolex 24 was the final Daytona 24-hour race for the DPi category of prototypes, and the class put on a fine show over the weekend.
There were dozens of lead changes over the course of 24 hours, and any of the five Cadillac DPi-V.Rs and two Acura ARX-05s would have been plausible winners. But racing for 24 hours is not easy, and hour 13 took out two of the contenders: the No. 48 Action Express Racing Cadillac (which counted NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson as one of its drivers) and the 301 Chip