47 Rolex 24 overall champions returning for 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona

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Bob Garretson, Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman are among the past Rolex 24 overall winners returning for this year's 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While 29 past overall winning Rolex 24 At Daytona championship cars are returning to Daytona International Speedway for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29 as part of a historic exhibit, the drivers who steered those legendary racing machines to glory in America’s most prestigious sports car race will also be in attendance at the “World Center of Racing.”

Forty-seven overall champion drivers are traveling from all over the world to witness the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona with over half of them participating in the grueling twice-around-the-clock challenge. Race fans will be able to see Rolex 24 champions on the track and through other appearances during the busy event weekend.

Overall champion drivers that will be in attendance:
• 1970, 1976 and 1981 Rolex 24 champion Brian Redman
• 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1991 Rolex 24 champion Hurley Haywood (Competing)
• 1977 Rolex 24 champion John Graves
• 1981 Rolex 24 champion Bob Garretson
• 1981 Rolex 24 champion Bobby Rahal
• 1983 and 1985 Rolex 24 champion A.J. Foyt, Grand Marshal for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona
• 1983 Rolex 24 champion Preston Henn
• 1984 Rolex 24 champion Graham Duxbury
• 1984 Rolex 24 champion Tony Martin
• 1986, 1987 and 1989 Rolex 24 champion Derek Bell
• 1987 Rolex 24 champion Chip Robinson
• 1989 Rolex 24 champion John Andretti (Competing)
• 1990 Rolex 24 champion Davy Jones (Competing)
• 1994, 2007, 2008 and 2011 Rolex 24 champion Scott Pruett (Competing)
• 1994, 1997 and 1999 Rolex 24 champion Butch Leitzinger (Competing)
• 1996 Rolex 24 champion Scott Sharp (Competing)
• 1996 Rolex 24 champion Jim Pace (Competing)
• 1996 and 2005 Rolex 24 champion Wayne Taylor
• 1997 Rolex 24 champion Rob Dyson
• 1997 and 1999 Rolex 24 champion Elliott Forbes-Robinson (Competing)
• 1998 and 2002 Rolex 24 champion Didier Theys
• 1998 Rolex 24 champion Arie Luyendyk
• 2000 Rolex 24 champion Olivier Beretta (Competing)
• 2001 Rolex 24 champion Ron Fellows
• 2001 Rolex 24 champion Johnny O’Connell
• 2002 Rolex 24 champion Max Papis (Competing)
• 2002 Rolex 24 champion Fredy Lienhard
• 2003 Rolex 24 champion Kevin Buckler (Competing)
• 2003 Rolex 24 champion Michael Schrom
• 2003 Rolex 24 champion Jorg Bergmeister (Competing)
• 2004 Rolex 24 champion Christian Fittipaldi (Competing)
• 2004 Rolex 24 champion Forest Barber
• 2004 and 2010 Rolex 24 champion Terry Borcheller (Competing)
• 2005 Rolex 24 champion Max Angelelli (Competing)
• 2005 Rolex 24 champion Emmanuel Collard (Competing)
• 2006 Rolex 24 champion Scott Dixon (Competing)
• 2007 and 2008 Rolex 24 champion Juan Pablo Montoya (Competing)
• 2008 and 2011 Rolex 24 champion Memo Rojas (Competing)
• 2008 Rolex 24 champion Dario Franchitti (Competing)
• 2009 Rolex 24 champion Darren Law (Competing)
• 2009 Rolex 24 champion David Donohue (Competing)
• 2009 Rolex 24 champion Antonio Garcia (Competing)
• 2010 Rolex 24 champion Ryan Dalziel (Competing)
• 2010 Rolex 24 champion Mike Rockenfeller (Competing)
• 2010 Rolex 24 champion Joao Barbosa (Competing)
• 2011 Rolex 24 champion Graham Rahal (Competing)
• 2011 Rolex 24 champion Joey Hand (Competing)

Countries represented by the international drivers in attendance include New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Colombia, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, England, France, Monaco, Mexico and Portugal.

Tickets for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona are on sale online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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