Rolex 24 at Daytona

Race Information

Event: Rolex 24 at Daytona (non-NASCAR event)
Date: February 3-4, 2001 Track: Daytona International Speedway
Qualified: 19th (Andy Pilgrim qualified) Finished: 2nd in class, 4th overall
Status: Running Laps Completed: 642 of 656
Points Pos. Before/After Race: --/-- Points Earned: --
Money Earned: $--

Summary and Related News

Earnhardts finish 2nd in class, 4th overall
Thatsracin / APDale Earnhardt made a big splash Sunday morning at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but it was his teammates who made the biggest headlines. Ron Fellows, Chris Kneifel, Franck Freon and Johnny O'Connell drove the No. 2 Chevrolet Corvette to the overall victory in the 24-hour sports car endurance race. Full story.

Corvette erased a monster deficit
'Just racing' -
It has been months, perhaps since October and his miracle victory at Talladega, since Dale Earnhardt’s eyes have lit up like Saturday afternoon, when he climbed out of his Corvette after his first stint driving in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Earnhardts finish 4th, Fellows wins Rolex 24_2/4
To hell with eight Winston Cup championships. Dale Earnhardt might want to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans next. NASCAR put a resounding stamp on the 39th Rolex 24 At Daytona Sunday at Daytona International Speedway as Ron Fellows, a driver with fervent NASCAR aspirations won overall honors and Earnhardt and son Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth overall and second in the GTS class in the Grand American Road Racing Association season opener. Full Story.


Approx. driver rotation times so far:
Andy Pilgrim  1:00-2:30 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt  2:30-3:45
Kelly Collins  3:45-5:45
Andy Pilgrim  5:45-7:15
Dale Jr.  7:15-9:00
Dale Earnhardt  9:00-10:30
Andy Pilgrim  10:30-??

Update: Summary as of 10:30 p.m. (9.5 of 24 hours)

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Earnhardts looking for success at Rolex 24
There are some who think the participation of Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale Jr. in this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona is some sort of publicity stunt or even a bit of follie for the high-profile NASCAR drivers. In reality, competing in the grueling sportscar race at Daytona International Speedway is something Earnhardt has always wanted to try. Full Story.
Related: Earnhardts relearning to drive: Collins, Pilgrim tutor living legends

Earnhardts prepared to be passed in Daytona_2/2
It's not often you catch an Earnhardt in inferior equipment, note some of the guys who will be racing against the Dale Earnhardts, senior and junior, in the Rolex 24 at Daytona beginning Saturday. This time, however, it is entirely by design. Full Story.

Earnhardts have speed; now they'll test endurance
Dale Earnhardt Jr. belongs to an elite group of professional drivers on one of the world's premier racing circuits, and he has been immersed in auto racing practically from birth.

Like a lot of people, however, when Earnhardt Jr. lays his eyes on a great sports car- like, say, a Corvette -- it stirs his soul. He envisions himself behind the wheel on the open road with the throttle open and the wind whistling past. Full Story.

Earnhardt notes commitment to program
Earnhardts testing Corvette at Daytona

Rolex 24: Chevy News Conference
Chevrolet Corvette drivers visited with the media in the Benny Kahn Media Center during Friday's lunch break at Rolex 24 At Daytona testing. Full Story.

Earnhardts ready for 3-day Rolex 24 at Daytona test
Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 4, Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be turning laps at Daytona International Speedway in a three-day test session. But the Earnhardts won’t be wheeling their normal rides – the Chevrolet Monte Carlos that they compete with in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Full Story.

Earnhardts test Corvette at Sebring_11/21
Dale Earnhardts Sr. and Jr. got their first taste of the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R they will co-pilot with Andy Pilgrim in the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona today at Sebring International Raceway. Full Story.


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