DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –The past 50 years of sports car racing at Daytona International Speedway has been marked by an incredible list of milestones, including a few of which that are part of the golden anniversary weekend of North America’s premier endurance race.
• 3 – Only Rolf Stommelen (1960s, 1970s and 1980s) and Scott Pruett (1990s, 2000s and 2010s) have won the overall Rolex 24 in three different decades
• 3 – There are three officially licensed 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 wines
o Adobe Road Winery RedLine
o Pruett Vineyards Syrah
o 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona Espumante Extra Brut
• 5 – Hurley Haywood owns a record five overall Rolex 24 At Daytona victories
• 10 – There are 10 Rolex clocks throughout the property at Daytona International Speedway for the weekend – 9 free-standing clocks and a 25-foot tall, four-sided clock located on pit road.
• $10 – Grandstand admission to the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28
• 18 – Hurley Haywood has the longest span between first and last victories in the Rolex 24 – 18 years (1973-91)
• 21 – There are 21 different countries in the world represented among the Rolex 24 overall champions
• 22 – Porsche leads all manufacturers with 22 overall Rolex 24 At Daytona victories
• 29 – There will be 29 past champion cars in attendance and on display in the 50 Years of Champions Exhibit Presented by Continental Tire
• 38 – Hurley Haywood owns 38 career starts in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, most among drivers
• 47 – There will be 47 past champion drivers in attendance for the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona
• 66 – Drivers from the United States have produced 66 overall Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, the most among countries.
• 82 – The 1984 Rolex 24 At Daytona held the largest car count in the history of the race with a starting field of 82 cars
• 394 – Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg, the winners of the 1973 Rolex 24 in a Porsche Carrera, turned the fewest laps – 394 – by an overall winning car.
• 762 -- Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Toshio Suzuki, the winners of the 1992 Rolex 24 in a Nissan R91 CP, turned the most laps – 762 – by an overall winning car.
• 31,404 – Total number of combined laps completed in the Rolex 24 At Daytona
• 115,093.2 – Number of miles completed in the 50-year history of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
o By comparison, the Earth’s equator is 24,902.5 miles in length, meaning the number of miles completed in the Rolex 24 is 4.62 times around the planet’s equator.
o Round trip driving distance from DIS to Seattle (and back) is 6,218 miles, which means the number of miles completed in the Rolex 24 equals 18.5 round trips from DIS to Seattle.
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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