Scott Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex 24
The No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing, sister car of the No. 01, came up a winner at Daytona on Sunday.
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Dixon tracked down and passed Jordan Taylor with just over and hour to go and went on to win the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Dixon, driving the No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, took the checkered flag at the end of a three-and-a-half hour stint that saw him make up what had been a 6-second lead by Taylor and his No. 10 Corvette Daytona Prototype with two hours to go.
The victory was sealed for Dixon and his team when Taylor had to pit to change drivers with under 10 minutes to go as Taylor was up against the mandated maximum time limit for drivers in the race.
That put the No. 5 Corvette Daytona Prototype of Action Express in second place and gave it the runner-up finish. Sebastien Bourdais drove the final stint for Action Express.
The margin of victory was 1.3 seconds.
The 10 car of Taylor’s Wayne Taylor Racing, which was co-driven by Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli, finished third. Ricky Taylor drove the final minutes after his brother was pulled.
The victory did not come without excitement and head scratching. Dixon, with an hour and 15 minutes to go, had moved to within .4 seconds of Taylor Read the full story »