Brumos Racing team wins in closest 24 Hours at Daytona finish
David Donohue passed defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya with about 40 minutes remaining and held on in his No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley to win the 47th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
Donohue, who co-drove the Daytona Prototype car with Darren Law, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia, beat Montoya to the finish line by only 0.167 seconds, the closest margin in the event's history. The top four finishers in DP, who battled fiercely on the same lap for the final few hours of the race, completed a record 735 laps.
Joao Barbosa brought the second Brumos Racing entry (No. 59) home in third.
The Dallas-based No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley driven by Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson and Jimmy Vasser had mechanical issues early in the race but rebounded to finish seventh.
In the GT class, the TRG Porsche team earned a one-two finish with Andy Lally, Justin Marks, Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and RJ Valentine winning in the No. 67 Porsche GT3. Finishing second, but one lap down, was the No. 66 Porsche GT3 co-driven by Spencer Pumpelly, Tim George Jr., Richard Leitz and Emmanuel Collard.