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      01-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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BMW Power Sweeps Top-Three Starting Positions for 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Rileys Qualify 1 - 2.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - January 24, 2013...
Racer Scott Pruett led an all-Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates charge to the front of the grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona as BMW Power swept the top-three starting positions in today’s qualifying session for Saturday’s 51st annual twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Pruett, the defending GRAND-AM driver’s co-champion, drove the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW Riley to the pole position with a 1:40.553-minute lap around the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course. Pruett will share the No. 01 machine this weekend with his season-long co-driver Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya and Charlie Kimball.

Only .093 seconds behind Pruett, Scott Dixon followed with a 1:40.646-minute lap to place the No. 02 Target/TELMEX BMW Riley on the outside of the front row. Dixon will co-drive with Dario Franchitti, Jamie McMurray and Joey Hand.

Dane Cameron, driving the No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW Riley, qualified third with a 1:41.213-minute lap in the team’s debut Daytona Prototype weekend. Cameron will co-drive with Simon Pagenaud, Wayne Nonnamaker and Bruno Junqueira.

Scott Pruett – (first) - “I don’t think we could have written a better opening chapter to this weekend’s story than to qualify our cars 1-2 and have BMW go 1-2-3. I want to dedicate this pole to one of our crew members, Sammy Gonzales, who lost his battle with cancer just prior to this qualifying session.”

Scott Dixon – (second) - “This is a great result for the team. We struggled with a few steering issues in the No. 02 car this morning that limited our time to make more improvements, but overall both cars are quick.”

Dane Cameron – (third) - “It is a long race, but third on the grid is a great way to reward the team for all their hard work and investment. We are new to this class so we really did not have any expectations today. We have just focused on learning what the car likes and I am pleasantly surprised to be so near the front.”

The Rolex 24 at Daytona will start at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, January, 26th. The race will be televised live on SPEED from green flag to 11 p.m and again from 9 a.m. to the checkered flag.


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Is this related to BMW M team ALMS by any mean?
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Is this related to BMW M team ALMS by any mean?
not at all
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Great start!!! Can't wait to watch this weekend.
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Watching live BMW 200 on SPEED2.com now

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Good job not lets win

What happened in GT class are M3's on top?
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The DPs should be running a Dinan 5 liter S62.
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The Turner motorsports E92 M3 also runs the S62 in the GT class. The GS runs the S65.
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The Turner motorsports E92 M3 also runs the S62 in the GT class. The GS runs the S65.
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anybody watching the 24hrs today?

The 01 should bring it home today! The GT M3s are .

Hey, how about James Clay rockin the Cayman GX?!! surprised that he crossed over. should land a podium place (currently 2nd).
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And car 01 just won it!!!
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