IMSA Qualifying Report - Roar Before The 24
January 6, 2020
Track: Daytona International Speedway
Race: Roar Before The 24
Date: January 5, 2020
No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Time / Speed: 1:33.784 seconds / 136.648 mph
Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya
Time / Speed: 1:33.565 seconds / 136.967 mph
No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor/Alexander Rossi
Time / Speed: 1:33.617 seconds / 136.891 mph
Driver: Ricky Taylor
Time / Speed: 1:33.543 seconds / 137.000 mph
Fast Practice 3 Time: 1:33.617 seconds (No. 7 – Taylor)
Fast Qualifier: 1:33.324 seconds (No. 77 – Olivier Pla)
Recap: The hard work by Acura Team Penske began to bear fruit on the final day of the Roar Before The 24 test extravaganza where teams prepare for the 58th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway later this month. Both of the Acura ARX-05s closed the gap to the speed leaders in the morning practice session, and they were able to maintain it as Ricky Taylor finished second and Juan Pablo Montoya placed third in the qualifying session that determines pit stall and garage assignments for the race. Taylor led the morning session with the fastest practice lap of the weekend at 1:33.617 seconds with Montoya just behind. While they weren’t able to pick up the necessary speed to win the qualifying round, both teams made significant gains on the field and look to be in great shape heading into the premiere race for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
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Race: Coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will begin Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 pm ET on NBC before moving around the NBC family of networks and finishing back on NBC from 12:00 pm to the checkered flag. Please use this link to access the full schedule. Coverage can also be heard on IMSA Radio, Sirius 138 and XM 202.
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