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Daytona 24 (2018)

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Why does a watch lure the world’s best drivers to Daytona?

The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona always kicks off the international motorsport season in style – but there's an extra incentive for drivers to scoop a victory there...

Jan Magnussen: Tough start to title defense at Rolex 24 columnist Jan Magnussen reflects on the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

WEC stars baffled by lack of cautions at Daytona

FIA World Endurance Championship stars Oliver Jarvis and Loic Duval have expressed their surprise at the abnormally low number of caution periods in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.

Mazda upbeat despite disastrous Rolex 24 showing

Mazda Team Joest believes the latest version of its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship contender showed major signs of promise despite a torrid debut in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Alonso hails "impressive" Norris for Daytona speed

Fernando Alonso has praised Lando Norris for a “very impressive” showing by the McLaren Formula 1 junior in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Taylor: Rolex 24 was "one that got away" for Penske-Acura

Team Penske driver Ricky Taylor believes a clear opportunity was missed to give the new Acura ARX-05 a debut victory in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Mixed success for Canadians in Daytona

Canadian competitors experienced various feats during the opening round of IMSA competition down at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend.

Alonso feels "much more prepared" for Le Mans assault

Fernando Alonso says he feels “much more prepared” for a potential assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours after making his sportscar debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Albuquerque: Rolex 24 victory mission had become "personal"

Rolex 24 at Daytona winner Filipe Albuquerque says taking a victory in the American endurance classic had become a “personal” matter after his controversial near miss in the 2017 race.

Strategy decided which Ford scored Ganassi’s 200th win

Richard Westbrook has revealed how he, Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe got the edge over the sister Ford GT to clinch class honors in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and thereby clinch Chip Ganassi Racing’s 200th win.

Last-to-first win for Grasser Lamborghini “even more special”

Mirko Bortolotti says that recovering from the penalty that consigned the Grasser Racing Team’s Lamborghini Huracan to last on the grid had made the squad’s GT Daytona-class victory in the Rolex 24 all the more satisfying.

Nasr: #31 AXR crew had Rolex 24 win “in our hands”

Rolex 24 Hours runner-up Felipe Nasr believes his #31 Whelen Cadillac could have beaten the sister Action Express car to victory at Daytona.

Alonso “scared a little bit” by Daytona brake failure

Fernando Alonso has admitted he was alarmed by the braking issues in his United Autosports Ligier that caused him to loop into a spin at Turn 1 during the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Rolex 24: AXR Cadillac wins with new distance record

Action Express Racing took victory in the 56th running of the Rolex 24 Hours, establishing a new distance record in the American endurance classic.

Rolex 24, Hour 22: AXR and Cadillac closing on win

Action Express Racing is closing on victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with its #5 Cadillac maintaining a healthy three-lap advantage going into the final two hours.

Rolex 24, Hour 20: Lead AXR Cadillac three laps clear

The #5 Action Express Racing Cadillac held a commanding three-lap lead heading into the final four hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24, Hour 18: AXR continues to dominate at sunrise

Action Express Racing held a commanding position in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at three-quarter distance, as a full-course caution closed the two lead cars together.

Rolex 24, Hour 16: AXR Cadillacs on top, Penske Acura damaged

The Penske-Acura challenge to the Cadillacs in the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been hurt for a second time, as Helio Castroneves has taken the #7 car behind the pit wall for repairs.

Rolex 24, Hour 14: AXR Cadillacs in charge, Penske loses a car

Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs are looking strong at the front in Daytona, as Penske’s challenge has been halved by a mechanical failure for the Juan Pablo Montoya/Dane Cameron/Simon Pagenaud Acura.

Rolex 24, Hour 12: Action Express vs Penske battle heats up

Simon Pagenaud took the lead from Penske Acura teammate Graham Rahal at the start of the 400th lap of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as the American spun at Turn 1, but Action Express has now hit the front once more.

Alonso after brake issues: “We will try our best until the last lap”

Fernando Alonso’s debut in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona has been dealt a hard blow after a major braking problem sent his United Autosports Ligier to the garage.

Rolex 24, Hour 10: Penske-Acura run 1-2 under second caution

Joao Barbosa’s #5 Action Express Cadillac held a comfortable lead when a full-course caution flew as the 10th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona drew to a close, but Team Penske’s swift pitstops put the Acuras in front.

Rolex 24, Hour 8: Albuquerque takes charge for AXR

Helio Castroneves starred for Penske-Acura over the past couple hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but it was the #5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R that was leading at one-third distance.