Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing will reach back to IMSA’s fabled 1980s era with the No. 66 GT, and pay homage to sponsor Castrol with the No. 67 GT for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona.
“We’re excited to show off our Ford GTs in a new way, and at the same time join IMSA in celebrating its 50th anniversary,” said Ford Performance Motorsports global director Mark Rushbrook.
The one-off liveries are a first for Ford since its GT endurance racing program launched in 2016.
“I’m really excited and proud that Ford is doing something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IMSA,” said FCGR driver Richard Westbrook, who pilots the No. 67 with Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon. “Ford and Castrol had a lot of successful history in those years, so for the two to come together and do something as eye-catching as these new liveries, I’m going to be really proud driving that car.
“I’ve seen enough footage of cars in that livery going around Daytona before the bus stop chicane was put in, which was a very iconic period of IMSA racing, so to be in an iconic car in that livery trying to defend our title will be something really special.”