IndyCar » Wilson/Allmendinger car wins Daytona 24h

Justin Wilson and AJ Allmendinger were among the drivers of the victorious #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford Riley at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 30, 2012 3:20 AM

There was some close racing and congrats to the winners...

... but as an example of "affordable" sports car racing DP's are pathetic... 59 cars started the race but just 14 were DP's... that's almost the equivalent of a Le Mans field with just Audi and Peugeot (when they existed) entering as the only LMP cars and the rest of the field made up with GT cars... and I think of the 14, only 10 or so were the new DP3 cars!

The organisers should stop trying to compete with (and occasionally slagging off) the ALMS and the ACO and come up with an equivalency formula so at least the LMP2's and LMC's can race as well... but they probably can't because it would be a joke to slow the LMP cars by about the 5 seconds per lap it would require to be on the same pace

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 30, 2012 4:21 AM

Michael shank racing deserved the win because they have been at it for so long and have invested much in the Rolex championship. Not to mention their numerous bad luck over the years. So it was a long time coming.

However for the Starworks team they could have won it. Ryan Dalziel is plenty fast and he knows the car and is the team's main driver. But he doesn't have experience being in such a prominent situation, he is not used to winning. He played it too safe in the closing hour. He didn't put much pressure on A.J. I think Allan McNish or Lucas Luhr would have had more of a fighting instinct because they're used to being in such situations.

Davis Chaste - Unregistered

January 30, 2012 4:32 AM

The lead Starworks car that finished second had 2 gentleman drivers. It set the pole (dalziel) and the fastest lap (mcnish). If it was an all pro lineup it would have won. Especially since Mcnish had it in the front for so long.

But since the gentleman drivers are the ones who paid the (high) fee for McNish to be brought in, we can't really speculate how the car would have done without them, since they came with the package.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 6:13 PM

I used to think A.J Allmendinger might be the next american driver in F1. But it wasn't to be. Nascar came calling with fat check and off he went.

Nice to see he still has his keen reflexes. He's not using all his driving skills in Nascar, but i guess he doesn't mind since he's paid to drive instead of the other way around.

Yuki - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 4:02 AM

Also in F1 tarkcs, the garages are not the same size. The ones closer to pit entry are larger. In Canada, it is opposite, thats why the champions from previous year have the last pit box +3Was this answer helpful?

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