Cadillac Racing at 24-hour Daytona race
A while back, the Don Wheaton Blog was very happy to announce Cadillac was getting back into the professional racing game with the custom-built DPi-V.R. The new Cadillac race car took home its first trophy-winning the 55th running of the Rolex 24 Hour at Dayton on Jan. 29. NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon was among the drivers to get behind the wheel for the Cadillac team to make him just the fourth driver in history to have won the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24-hour race. Despite all of the engineering that went into the car as well as the skill of the drivers, it wasn’t an easy path to victory for the Cadillac team.
“This is unbelievable! I haven’t been this emotional for a win and an experience like this for a very long time. The reason is because I know what this means to this team, Wayne [Taylor], these kids [Ricky and Jordan] – Max. Oh my gosh! This is amazing,” Gordon said. “Daytona has always been special, but this one sent me over the top. I’m just blown away right now. When he told me about the Cadillac program, I was amazed. It is an amazing beautiful car with a lot of technology. To win in that car in a race like this is amazing.”
Throughout the race the drivers had to contend with more than just the competition; weather was also something to consider. It was sunny and quite warm when the race began. By the time night feel, the temperature had dropped significantly and it had started to rain. The next race will be a 12-hour affair in Sebring, Florida, another historically important race track.
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