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The 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona was the 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and was the first round of the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season. It took place between January 30–31, 2010.

Rule changes Edit

  • With the increased field size for the 24 Hours of Daytona as compared to other events in the season, some full-time teams had expressed concern that a poor finish in the race could be a serious detriment in their pursuit of the points championship. In response, the sanctioning body decided to place a minimum on the points a driver/team will receive in the race. Thus, any driver/team finishing 15th or worse in class will receive 15th place points (16 points).

Results Edit

  • The Daytona Prototype Action Express Racing Riley-Porsche took the overall win with drivers João Barbosa, Terry Borcheller, Mike Rockenfeller and Ryan Dalziel. This was unusual since the Riley-Porsche was powered by a Porsche Cayenne SUV based 5.0 liter V8. Porsche refused to develop the V8 for Grand-Am competition and was, instead, built by the Texas-based Lozano Brothers. Since it was not officially sanctioned by Porsche, the company will not technically claim the win.
  • Second place in the prototype class was one of the two Chip Ganassi Racing cars. Level 5 Racing's Riley-BMW's finished third overall while the SpeedSource Castrol Mazda RX-8 placed first in the GT class for their 2 win in 3 years for the S. Florida based team, with drivers Sylvain Tremblay, David Haskell, Nick Ham and Jonathan Bomarito.
  • Rockenfeller eventually became the first driver since 1988 to win both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same season, with his win aboard an Audi R15 TDI plus (#9 with Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas), setting a new Le Mans distance record (race report); the Dutch Jan Lammers and the British Andy Wallace of Tom Walkinshaw Racing were the last two drivers to do the same feat.

Race results Edit

Class Winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 9 Action Express Racing João Barbosa

 Terry Borcheller
 Ryan Dalziel
 Mike Rockenfeller

Riley Mk. XI 755
Porsche 5.0L V8
2 DP 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Max Papis

 Scott Pruett
 Memo Rojas
 Justin Wilson

Riley Mk. XI 755
BMW 5.0L V8
3 DP 95 Level 5 Motorsports Christophe Bouchut

 Ryan Hunter-Reay
 Lucas Luhr
 Scott Tucker
 Richard Westbrook

Riley Mk. XI 751
BMW 5.0L V8
4 DP 75 Krohn Racing Colin Braun

 Nic Jönsson
 Tracy Krohn
 Ricardo Zonta

Proto-Auto Lola B08/70 735
Ford 5.0L V8
5 DP 60 Michael Shank Racing Burt Frisselle

 Oswaldo Negri
 John Pew
 Mark Wilkins

Riley Mk. XI 726
Ford 5.0L V8
6 DP 10 SunTrust Racing Max Angelelli

 Pedro Lamy
 Ricky Taylor
 Wayne Taylor

Dallara DP01 711
Ford 5.0L V8
7

(DNF)

DP 6 Michael Shank Racing A.J. Allmendinger

 Brian Frisselle
 Mark Patterson
 Michael Valiante

Riley Mk. XI 707
Ford 5.0L V8
8 GT 70 SpeedSource Jonathan Bomarito

 Nick Ham
 David Haskell
 Sylvain Tremblay

Mazda RX-8 707
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
9 GT 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister

 Patrick Long
 Seth Neiman
 Johannes van Overbeek

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 703
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
10 GT 66 The Racer's Group Ted Ballou

 Kelly Collins
 Patrick Flanagan
 Wolf Henzler
 Andy Lally

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 691
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 GT 57 Stevenson Motorsports Andrew Davis

 Robin Liddell
 Jan Magnussen

Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 683
GM 6.0L V8
12 GT 44 Magnus Racing Jeroen Bleekemolen

 Richard Lietz
 John Potter
 Craig Stanton

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 683
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
13 GT 40 Dempsey Racing Patrick Dempsey

 Charles Espenlaub
 Joe Foster
 Scott Maxwell

Mazda RX-8 682
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
14 GT 43 Team Sahlen Joe Nonnamaker

 Wayne Nonnamaker
 Will Nonnamaker
 Joe Sahlen

Mazda RX-8 682
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
15 GT 94 Turner Motorsport Bill Auberlen

 Paul Dalla Lana
 Joey Hand
 Boris Said

BMW M6 675
BMW 5.0L V10
16 GT 71 The Racer's Group Timo Bernhard

 Romain Dumas
 Tim George, Jr.
 Bobby Labonte
 Spencer Pumpelly

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 668
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 97 Stevenson Motorsports Matt Bell

 Mike Borkowski
 Brady Refenning
 Gunter Schaldach

Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 661
GM 6.0L V8
18 GT 32 Corsa Team PR1 Rob Finlay

 Max Hyatt
 Thomas Merrill
 Jeff Westphal

BMW M6 657
BMW 5.0L V10
19 GT 23 Alex Job Racing Jack Baldwin

 Claudio Burtin
 Dominik Farnbacher
 Mitch Pagerey
 Martin Ragginger

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 656
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20 GT 22 Bullet Racing Ross Bentley

 Sean McIntosh
 Kees Nierop
 Darryl O'Young

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 632
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21

(DNF)

DP 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Jon Fogarty

 Alex Gurney
 Jimmie Johnson
 Jimmy Vasser

Riley Mk. XI 630
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
22 GT 41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle James Gue

 Leh Keen
 Don Kitch, Jr.
 Dave Lacey

Mazda RX-8 620
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
23

(DNF)

DP 55 Crown Royal/NPN Racing Christophe Bouchut

 Sébastien Bourdais
 Emmanuel Collard
 Sascha Maassen
 Scott Tucker

Riley Mk. XI 619
BMW 5.0L V8
24 DP 77 Doran Racing Memo Gidley

 Fabrizio Gollin
 Brad Jaeger
 Derek Johnston

Dallara DP01 612
Ford 5.0L V8
25 GT 14 Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman

 Glen Gatlin
 Daniel Graeff
 Seth Thomas
 Ron Yarab, Jr.

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 611
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
26

(DNF)

DP 59 Brumos Racing David Donohue

 Hurley Haywood
 Darren Law
 Butch Leitzinger
 Raphael Matos

Riley Mk. XI 582
Porsche 4.0L Flat-6
27

(DNF)

DP 7 Starworks Motorsport Mike Forest

 Ian James
 Bill Lester
 Dion von Moltke

Riley Mk. XI 549
BMW 5.0L V8
28

(DNF)

GT 69 SpeedSource Emil Assentato

 Anthony Lazzaro
 Nick Longhi
 Jeff Segal

Mazda RX-8 488
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
29

(DNF)

GT 88 Orbit Racing John Baker

 Guy Cosmo
 Johnny Mowlem
 Tom Papadopoulos
 Lance Willsey

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 444
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
30

(DNF)

GT 48 Miller Barrett Racing Luke Hines

 Peter Ludwig
 Bryce Miller
 Kevin Roush

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 411
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
31

(DNF)

GT 18 TRG / Guardian Angel Bob Doyle

 Bruce Ledoux
 David Quinlan
 Tom Sheehan
 Dan Watkins

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 386
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
32

(DNF)

DP 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Antonio García

 Darren Manning
 Paul Menard
 Buddy Rice

Coyote CC/09 346
Porsche 5.0L V8
33 GT 63 The Racer's Group Zak Brown

 Richard Dean
 Henri Richard
 Mark Thomas
 Rene Villeneuve

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 335
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
34

(DNF)

DP 2 Beyer Racing Jared Beyer

 Dane Cameron
 Romeo Kapudija
 Jan-Dirk Lueders
 Cort Wagner

Crawford DP08 319
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
35

(DNF)

GT 19 MCM/Black Flag Racing Sean Breslin

 Sean Paul Breslin
 Riccardo Romagnoli
 Diego Romanini
 Jason Vinkemulder

Chevrolet Corvette C6 316
GM 6.0L V8
36

(DNF)

GT 20 Matt Connolly Motorsports Christophe Lapierre

 Jos Menten
 Markus Palttala
 Oskar Slingerland

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 276
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
37

(DNF)

DP 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Scott Dixon

 Dario Franchitti
 Jamie McMurray
 Juan Pablo Montoya

Riley Mk. XI 249
BMW 5.0L V8
38

(DNF)

GT 07 Godstone Ranch Motorsports / Team MBR Paul Edwards

 Davy Jones
 John McCutchen
 Leighton Reese
 Scott Russell

Chevrolet Corvette C6 201
GM 6.0L V8
39 GT 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports Jim Briody

 Toto Lassally
 Gabrio Rosa
 Tomas Steuer
 Spencer Trenery

Pontiac GTO.R 153
GM 6.0L V8
40

(DNF)

GT 46 Autohaus Motorsports Peter Collins

 Romain Ianetta
 Shane Lewis
 Richard Zahn

Pontiac GXP.R 125
GM 6.0L V8
41

(DNF)

GT 52 Wil Mar Racing Giuseppe Carlo Castellano

 Bob Michaelian
 Jim Michaelian
 Jay Wilton
 Filippo Marchino
 Nathan Swatzbaugh

Ferrari 430Challenge 112
Ferrari 4.3L V8
42

(DNF)

GT 64 JLowe Racing Jim Lowe

 Eric Lux
 Jim Pace
 Tim Sugden
 James Walker

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 100
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
43

(DNF)

GT 30 Racers Edge Motorsports Glenn Bocchino

 Jade Buford
 John Edwards
 Todd Lamb
 Jordan Taylor

Mazda RX-8 69
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
44

(DNF)

GT 42 Team Sahlen Joe Nonnamaker

 Wayne Nonnamaker
 Will Nonnamaker
 Joe Sahlen

Mazda RX-8 27
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
45

(DNS)

GT 08 Sigalsport Fred Poordad

 Gene Sigal
 Rusty West
 Roger Yasukawa

Ferrari F430Challenge 0
Ferrari 4.3L V8
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