The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway was a a huge success particularly if you are involved in the NTT IndyCar Series like a certain five time series champion.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon driving the No.10 Konica Minolta Cadillac Dpi V.R for Wayne Taylor Racing took overall victory in the famous race alongside his team mates, Ryan Briscoe, Kamui Kobayashi and Renger Van Der Zande.
Speaking following the race the Iceman said:
For me, the biggest part of the story was how we all came to be part of the team. “Being part of the reigning race-winning team is probably the hardest thing you can do, because you are trying to repeat. You have that in the back of your mind the whole time.
“We had times during the race with adversity, but the team was able to rebound with strategy and the driver lineup just worked through it in a calm manner, which is hard to do. I’ve been a part of many 24-hour races in my career, but to come back from the many deficits we had in this race showed the absolute commitment from the team. I’m really proud to be part of the team, and I have to thank Chip (Ganassi) for letting me join Wayne (Taylor), Max (Angelelli) and everyone at Konica Minolta.
“We’re winners, that’s all that counts.”
The Iceman won’t have time to rest as he heads Down Under to Australia to compete in the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in an Aston Martin for R Motorsport.
Dixon wasn’t the only NTT IndyCar Series personality as team co owner Bobby Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mike Lanigan saw his BMW Team RLL outfit take class victory for the second year running.
Speaking following the race Rahal said:
Whoever thought we were just lucky to win last year were shown otherwise (Sunday). “That was a battle for 24 hours. The drivers did a fantastic job, and the same goes for the crew. We did not make any mistakes.”