January-March 2017 News
Victory In The Rolex 24
January 29 - - The Wayne Taylor Racing team captured the overall victory in the Rolex 24 endurance race at Daytona International
Speedway. Jeff Gordon was part of the driver line-up that also included Ricky and Jordan Taylor, and Max Angelelli. Gordon drove the #10 Cadillac Prototype for two stints totaling
two hours during the race. Although the #10 team led the most laps, the race came down to a bump and spin pass by Ricky Taylor on the #5 Cadillac with less than 6 minutes
remaining to give the team the lead and the eventual victory. Gordon became the first driver to win both the NASCAR Cup Series title and the overall Rolex 24 championship.
In addition, he joined A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Jamie McMurray as the only drivers to win both the Daytona 500 and the overall Rolex 24. It was Gordon's 15th career
victory at Daytona. "This experience wouldn't have been the same without Wayne (Taylor) and his passion for this series and this race," Gordon said.
"Cadillac and Dallara for this amazing race car. Not just a fast and beautiful car, but the strongest car I've ever seen in my life because I tried to damage the left front - and of course, the contact there at the end. I'm just so honored to be a part of this."