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Montoya drives Ganassi to Daytona 24 victory

The #13 Audi eventually ended up in fifteenth place overall (seventh in class) as a result of running short on fuel, putting Winkelhock just ahead of the AF Waltrip Ferrari which featured NASCAR 2012 Sprint Cup title runner-up Clint Bowyer in his first outing in the Daytona 24 Hours. The winner of the GX class was the #16 Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman, which finished in 26th place in the overall standings.

Among those suffering from mechanical problems were the #3 8 Star Motorsports Corvette featuring Anthony Davidson's return to racing after his frightening crash at Le Mans in 2012, and the #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW-Riley shared by IndyCar stars Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon along with Joey Hand and NASCAR's Jamie McMurray. Dixon subsequently moved over to supplement the line-up of the race-winning #02 car.

The second Michael Shank Racing car, the #6 Ford-Riley driven by Indy Lights stars Jorge Goncalvez and Gustavo Yacaman together with Michael Valiante and Chris Cumming also suffered an early exit, while Andy Priaux didn't even make it to the start of the race after the #93 Turner Motorsport car was too badly damaged in an earlier practice session to take the green flag.

The next GRAND-AM race is held at the Circuit of the Americas just outside Austin, Texas on March 2.




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The #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target Ford BMW Riley driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon drives during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 26, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Juan Pablo Montoya, Memo Rojas, Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, co-drivers of the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target Ford BMW Riley celebrate their win in victory lane at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip, drivers of the #56 AF - Waltrip Ferrari 458, sit in pit road prior to the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 26, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
The #56 AF-Waltrip RK Motors Ferrari 458 driven by Robert Kauffman, Rui Aguas, Michael Waltrip and Clint Bowyer races during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 26, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
An early morning blanket of fog covers the race track the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
The #56 AF-Waltrip RK Motors Ferrari 458 driven by Robert Kauffman, Rui Aguas, Michael Waltrip and Clint Bowyer drives through the grass during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
The #01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabetes TELMEX/Target BMW Riley driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon drives in the early morning fog at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
The #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target Ford BMW Riley driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya and Charlie Kimball, drives during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Starworks Motorsport BMW/Riley duo Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer celebrate their first Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory at Road America [Pic credit: Grand AM]
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Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor drive the #10 Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (left) to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the third race of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Alex Gurney and Jo Fogarty, drivers of the #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP (right) finish in second place. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
The winning #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford Riley car is brought into victory lane after a gruelling 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona. [Picture Credit: Daytona International Speedway]
Derek Johnston [Pic credit: Grand Am]
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Max Angelelli and Brian Friselle win at Daytona [Pic credit: Grand Am Media]
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