Chip Ganassi Racing Confirms All-Star Lineup for Daytona 24H


Prototype outfit Chip Ganassi Racing has announced its driver lineup for the Daytona 24 Hours at the end of January.

The American team will enter two Riley-Ford Daytona Prototypes in its bid to claim a second consecutive victory at the Florida circuit.

2015 race winners Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Tony Kanaan have all been retained in the #02 car, while the #01 quartet is more of a surprise.

Teenage single seater protege Lance Stroll will make his 24 hour race debut, while former F1 driver Alex Wurz will come out of his brief retirement from racing to bring experience to the Chip Ganassi lineup.

Three time World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx will also join the team after ending his lengthy contract with BMW.

The lineup is completed by recently crowned World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley, who has raced at Daytona three times previously with Starworks Motorsport.

Chip Ganassi Racing will bring its overall car count up to four for the race on January 30-31, building on the two-car Ford GTLM effort that was announced in November.

“We’re proud to have the defending Prototype Champions from last year, along with the excitement worldwide with the reintroduction of the Ford GT,” said Team owner Chip Ganassi. “I think we’ve built a very strong effort for the 2016 race in the Prototype class, which gives us two more solid chances to get to victory lane.”

Official testing for the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours will take place on January 8-10 at Daytona International Speedway.