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Tag: Roles 24 at Daytona

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On January 26, 2019, some of the world’s most skilled drivers will compete for the title of the best of the best in North America’s pre-eminent endurance race, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

This year marks the race’s 57th anniversary, and Rolex’s 27th year as its official timekeeper, though its connections to Daytona go back to the early 20th century: British motorist and author Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1935 land speed record, for example, was set on Daytona’s beach with a Rolex on Campbell’s wrist. In 1992, ties between the race and Rolex were formalized when the latter became the Official Timepiece and Title Sponsor of the day-long challenge.

Practice #4 – Drivers take their position for the start of practice

Held during the depths of winter, 13 of the race’s eponymous 24 hours will be held in darkness, with each driver’s abilities in pace control, traffic management, pit strategy, and changeovers being challenged as they navigate the steep banking of the 5.73-kilometer course of the Daytona International Speedway. Each team competes to be the first to complete the previously-set record of over 800 laps.

Five-time race winner and friend of Rolex Scott Pruett—who retired following the 2018 edition—serves as the Grand Marshal for this year’s race, kicking off the grueling race with the iconic words, “Drivers, start your engines.”

The driver that emerges victorious will receive a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona to commemorate their exceptional sporting achievement. “Rolex and Daytona are inextricably linked. To be presented a watch engraved with the word ‘Winner’ after 24 hours of intense racing is a moment that lives with you forever,” shares Pruett. “Your Rolex is a constant reminder of the perseverance and hard work that goes into succeeding at the highest level. Every driver who competes at Daytona is racing for the ultimate reward – a Rolex watch.”

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