The 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona saw records tumble as David Donohue held off the challenge of Juan Pablo Montoya to secure victory for Brumos Racing by just 0.167secs.

It marked the closest finish in event history, smashing the marker set in 2000 when Team Oreca beat the factory Corvette Racing team to secure honours by 30.879secs. Indeed, the top four in the 2009 event were split just ten and half seconds.

The finish is also believed to have been the closest contested finish in the history of 24 hour racing, with the winning margin in the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours being approximately a second when Jacky Ickx beat Hans Hermann to victory.

Race Statistics:

Winners' average speed:
108.992 mph

Time of race:
24hrs 00mins 26.465secs

Margin of victory:
0.167 seconds

Cautions:
25 caution periods for 117 laps

Lead changes:
51 among 53 drivers/9 cars

Lap leaders:
David Donohue #58 Brumos Racing1
Timo Bernhard #16 Penske Racing2-25
David Donohue #58 Brumos Racing26-33
Timo Bernhard #16 Penske Racing34-53
David Donohue#58 Brumos Racing 54-66
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 67
Darren Law #58 Brumos Racing68-73
Romain Dumas #16 Penske Racing74-83
Darren Law #58 Brumos Racing84-96
Romain Dumas #16 Penske Racing97-116
Darren Law #58 Brumos Racing117-131
Terry Borcheller #59 Brumos Racing132-138
AJ Allmendinger #6 Michael Shank Racing 139-153
Ryan Briscoe #16 Penske Racing154
Brad Jaeger #77 Doran Racing155-158
Brian Frisselle #10 SunTrust Racing159-160
Buddy Rice #58 Brumos Racing161-194
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 195-201
Ryan Briscoe #16 Penske Racing202-205
Burt Frisselle #61 AIM Autosport206-207
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 208-230
Joao Barbosa #59 Brumos Racing231-262
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 263-264
JC France #59 Brumos Racing265-269
Dario Franchitti #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 270-310
Juan Pablo Montoya #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 328-335
Romain Dumas #16 Penske Racing336
Dario Franchitti #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 337-338
Juan Pablo Montoya #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 339-345
Romain Dumas #16 Penske Racing346-357
Pedro Lamy #10 SunTrust Racing358-385
Ryan Briscoe #16 Penske Racing386-434
Buddy Rice #58 Brumos Racing435
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 436
Timo Bernhard #16 Penske Racing437-471
Antonio Garcia #58 Brumos Racing472-474
Scott Dixon #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 475-477
Timo Bernhard #16 Penske Racing478-492
JC France #59 Brumos Racing493-498
Max Angelelli #10 SunTrust Racing499-509
David Donohue #58 Brumos Racing510-547
Juan Pablo Montoya #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 548
Memo Rojas #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 549-566
Darren Law #58 Brumos Racing567-600
Scott Pruett #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 601
Hurley Haywood #59 Brumos Racing602
Buddy Rice #58 Brumos Racing603-634
Scott Pruett #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 635-642
Buddy Rice #58 Brumos Racing643-661
Antonio Garcia #58 Brumos Racing662-673
Juan Pablo Montoya #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 674-710
David Donohue #58 Brumos Racing711-735

 

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