Not only is the Rolex 24 at Daytona the most anticipated race on the Grand-Am calendar, it is also the most unique. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the “Super Bowl” of the Rolex Sports Car Series. Consistently attracting the best talent from around the world, it never disappoints.
This morning, Craig participated in the first practice session of the weekend with Magnus Racing. Magnus racing was seventh fastest in the first practice session and fifth fastest in the second.
GT qualifying gets under way later this evening. Craig will be qualifying the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 at 4:15 PM EST. Since Craig is qualifying the car, he will also be driving the first stint of the race, as per series rules.
After qualifying, the team will participate in night practice before changing out the engine and gearbox with an endurance driveline. In the Rolex Sports Car Series teams are only allowed to change the engine after qualifying in races that are longer than six hours or 500 miles. The Rolex 24 is the only race on the calendar that permits post qualifying engine changes without teams incurring a penalty.
There will be two Rolex Series practice sessions on Friday. This is the final opportunity for teams to test before the race on Saturday.
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Thursday - 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM: GT qualifying
Thursday - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Rolex Series night practice
Friday - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Rolex Series practice
Friday - 11:00 AM 12:00 PM: Rolex Series final practice
Saturday - 3:30 PM: Rolex 24 at Daytona start (live on SPEED channel)
Sunday - 3:30 PM: Rolex 24 at Daytona finish (live on SPEED channel)