David Donohue edged Timo Bernhard by 0.001 seconds Thursday to take the pole position for the 47th Rolex 24 At Daytona, breaking the Daytona Prototype track record.
Donohue turned a lap in 1 minute, 40.540 seconds — averaging 127.472 mph — in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche Riley he will share with Darren Law, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia in the race that will start at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and end at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Alex Gurney, the 2007 Rolex 24 pole winner, will start 11th in the Dallas-based No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley co-driven by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Jon Fogarty and Jimmy Vasser.
In GT, Sylvain Tremblay captured the Rolex 24 pole for the second consecutive year in dramatic fashion, waiting until near the end of the session to turn a track record lap of 1:49.455 (117.100 mph) in the No. 70 SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX.
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--The Associated Press