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FYI WIRZ: Rolex 24 at Daytona, a Gold Win but No Shift to NASCAR or IndyCar

The Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona in late January was a golden moment for the 50th anniversary, with almost golden Florida weather, cool nights and warm days, too. Over 200 race car drivers from around the world swapped seat time so their car could finish the grueling race. The 1440-minute, 761-lap (or 2709.16 miles) race was a dog fight during the last hour and an intense chase the last few minutes.It appeared for many late-hour laps that Scott Pruett in the No. 01 BMW Riley machine was the car to beat, but the loss of first and second gears sent him to pit road. Pruett faded upon his return to the track. Then A.J. Allmendinger bumped the No. 8 Starworks Motorsports Ford Riley, and once his No. 60 got around the No. 8, the margin of...

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