Rolex 24 Hour 24: Action Express, Ford Chip Ganassi 1-2

Rolex 24 Hour 24: Action Express, Ford Chip Ganassi 1-2

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Rolex 24 Hour 24: Action Express, Ford Chip Ganassi 1-2

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Filipe Albuquerque and Stuart Middleton managed to nurse their overheating Cadillacs home to give Action Express Racing a dominant 1-2 finish in a record-breaking Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa joined Albuquerque in the No.5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R, while Eric Curran, Felipe Nasr and Mike Conway shared the No.31 Whelen Engineering entry.

Ford Chip Ganassi finished 1-2 in GTLM, giving the team its 200th victory in racing. Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon were in the winning No.67 Ford, while Sebastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Muller were in the No.66.

In GTD, Mirko Borkolotti, Franck Perera, Rolf Ineichen and Rik Breukers took the checkered flag in the No.11 GRT Lamborghini.

The event had only four caution periods, contributing to both new lap and race distance records.

Full race report and additional content to follow.

RACER.com’s coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona is presented by Forgeline Motorsports, manufacturers of custom made-to-order lightweight forged aluminum street and racing performance wheels.

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