Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
January 30-31, 2021
Originally known as the 24 Hours of DAYTONA, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually that kicks off the new IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship season at Daytona International Speedway. There are traditionally around 60 cars in the field competing for the overall victory as well as four different classes. Each team trades shifts between three and five drivers. Types of cars include Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, Mazda, Fords, Lamborghinis, Lexus and Cadillac.
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Since the early 1960s, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA has garnered big name winners such as Hurley Haywood, Scott Pruett and Bob Wollek. Established in 1962, the race is run on a 3.56-mile combined road course and is typically held the last weekend of January marking the first major U.S. automobile competition of the year. Since 1991, Rolex, a watch company, has been the prestigious sponsor earning the organization naming rights. Therefore, giving it the title "Rolex 24 At DAYTONA."
All winning drivers in each class receive special Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. The Rolex 24 At DAYTONA features over 2,000 miles of high-speed action while representing dozens of countries and more than 70 champions from all kinds of racing.
Garage Pass, Fun Fan Experiences and Taste of the 24
*** UPDATE: The Speedway is planning to safely host a reduced, limited number of fans in the venue and the infield for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA weekend in accordance with current guidelines from state and local government, medical professionals, and public health officials. In addition to seating adjustments, for the safety of the competitors and staff, the garages, paddock and pit road will be closed to fans, and the grid walk and ballfield access will also be closed to fans during pre-race activities. Detailed event and safety information is available at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
For more than five decades, Daytona International Speedway's 24-hour race has proved a fun-filled adventure for race fans and all other Daytona Beach area visitors.