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The first ever race of the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship will kick off this weekend with the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona will kick off at 3:30 PM EST on January 26th, and if you’re stuck at home or working, we’ve got you covered with some live streaming links.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car endurance race, around 50 championship cars past and present paraded their way through the streets of Daytona.
The oldest race car to make the parade was the 1962 winner, while the newest was from last year’s race. The parade went off without a hitch with plenty of spectators lining the streets to snap photos as racing history went by on the same streets they drive on everyday. The vehicles traveled at speeds of more than 20-mph and weather cooperated.
Truly this parade was a once-in-a-lifetime sight, with millions and millions of valued race cars sharing the road with everyday, pedestrian automobiles.
Check out a video of the parade below.
[Source: Daytona Beach News Journal]
Ferrari confirmed the debut of their 458 Grand Am would happen at this year’s Daytona 24 Hours, set to begin on January 26th at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. Derived from the GT3 variant of the 458, the Grand Am race car was developed in collaboration with Michelotto and aimed at the American series.
For the Daytona 24 Hours race, Ferrari has their version of a dream team as a crew. Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip will be alongside Travis Pastrana, and endurance race veterans Rui Aguas and Robert Kauffman. Hopefully Ferrari will have better luck than all those other “dream sports teams” like the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Heat. They’re clearly itching for a victory.