The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura wins at Daytona

Hooniverse Asks: Did you watch the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend?

Daytona was roaring this past weekend. The sound of multi-class racing surged for a full 24 hours. At the end of it all, the winning team was helmed by Filipe Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor, Alexander Rossi, and Helio Castroneves. That’s one hell of a driver lineup and they pushed their Acura ARX-05 DPi car to the top spot for Wayne Taylor Racing. This marks the 3rd consecutive win for WTR, but the first time the team has done so in an Acura.

Other folks going home with fancy new watches include Ryan Dalziel as part of the Oremca LMP2 Era Motorsport team, Jordan Taylor racing for Corvette in GTLM, and the Winward Racing crew running in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 won the GTD class.

The racing was entertaining right out of the gate. And it stayed a tight battle in the top class until the then second-place car got a puncture on a rear tire and needed to pit. At that time, just 7:50 remained in the race. That was enough to give Filipe some breathing room but he still needed to keep pushing. The second-place spot was filed by Kamui Kobayashi in a Cadillac DPi. He came in just 4.704 seconds behind the Acura.

It was a great weekend of racing. Did you watch any of it? Let’s chat below…

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5 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Did you watch the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend?”

  1. George G Avatar
    George G

    Yep, it was a great race. Really enjoyed the coverage.

  2. Dice Avatar

    Watch it? I was there!

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Well, since you asked, No. In fact I’ve never heard of the Bolex 24 Howards of Dayton, was it someone’s final project for film school?

  4. outback_ute Avatar

    Saw the results, and heard about the last minute drama, will have to find some highlights.

  5. caltemus Avatar

    The NBC coverage has made watching the race a chore. There were 7 hours of commercials, and the TV direction did not seem to care about action on track, or even not jumping to commercial with 10 minutes left and a battle for the lead taking place.

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