Two Nissan Racecars Grab Top 10 Spots at Rolex 24 at Daytona
Endurance races put automakers to the test, and those of the 24-hour variety put their vehicles under the most intense strain imaginable. The unmatched rigor of 24-hour endurance races creates the perfect mix of vehicle-testing and competition, and that is why Nissan entered its prototypes into the Rolex Daytona 24 at the Daytona International Speedway, which resulted in two top 10 finishes.
Nissan’s Rolex 24 finish included an eighth and fifth place finish, validating Nissan’s return to the endurance racing world. The fifth-place finish was earned by the Muscle Milk Racing ORECA-Nissan team, which is even more impressive when you consider that the Rolex 24 was the team’s first-ever 24-hour race.
“I have to say that I’m proud of our guys. It’s a brand new package, brand new car, it was the first 24-hour race for this team, and to finish it, it was a good thing,” said Lucas Luhr, Muscle Milk Racing driver and four-time ALMS champion, in a press release. “The car ran mostly trouble free and we finished only three laps down after 24 hours, and that’s impressive.”
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