Shank is the word at ROLEX in Daytona

By on February 11, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the Michael Shank Racing, live.com #60 Daytona Prototype driven by AJ Allmendinger, Ozz Negri, John Pew and Justin Wilson. (photo by Rodney Meyering)

Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network racing correspondent Rodney Meyering got up close and personal at the ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona.  The 2012 edition was the 50th anniversary of the 24 hour race and what a great 24 hours for the Michael Shank Racing team as the Shank team took first and third place.

I guess one could say the 9th time is the charm for Michael Shank as this was his 9th attempt at

The #6 Michael Shank Daytona Prototype driven to a third place finish by Jorge Goncalvez, Michael McDowell, Felipe Nasr and Gustavo Yacaman. (photo by Rodney Meyering)

the coveted ROLEX 24 Hour checkered flag.  Completing 761 laps was just one lap shy of the race record from back in 1992.

Up next for the Shank team is the Porsche 250 Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama March 30th – April 1st.

(The competitive GT class was won by the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche with team owner John Potter, Andy Lally, Richard Lietz and Rene Rast.)

SEE FULL RACE ROLEX 24 HOUR RESULTS BELOW:

Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Laps Best Lap (#) Avg MPH Sponsors
1 60 DP 1 Allmendinger / Negri / Pew / Wilson Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley 761 1:41.473 486 112.834 Liveon.com
2 8 DP 2 Dalziel / Luhr / McNish / Popow / Potolicchio Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 761 1:41.470 497 112.827 Motorola
3 6 DP 3 Goncalvez / McDowell / Nasr / Yacaman Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley 761 1:42.076 528 112.769
4 02 DP 4 Dixon / Franchitti / McMurray / Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 760 1:42.119 259 112.595 Target Telmex
5 5 DP 5 Donohue / Fittipaldi / Law Action Express Racing / Corvette DP 758 1:42.640 438 112.353
6 01 DP 6 Hand / Pruett / Rahal / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 757 1:41.973 703 112.133 Telmex, Target
7 77 DP 7 Frisselle / Frisselle / Lowe / Tracy Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 748 1:42.730 408 110.877 COMBOS, Circle K
8 90 DP 8 Garcia / Gavin / Magnussen / Westbrook Spirit of Daytona / Corvette DP 746 1:42.604 493 110.503
9 9 DP 9 Barbosa / Borcheller / France / Papis Action Express Racing / Corvette DP 739 1:42.370 345 109.476
10 2 DP 10 Hunter-Reay / Mayer / Potolicchio / Potolicchio / Valiante Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 736 1:42.100 687 109.055 Motorola
11 44 GT 1 Lally / Lietz / Potter / Rast Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 727 1:48.582 529 107.700 Magnus Racing
12 67 GT 2 Bertheau / Bleekemolen / Goossens / Henzler / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 727 1:48.767 469 107.689 Sargent & Lundy
13 59 GT 3 Davis / Haywood / Keen / Lieb Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 726 1:48.670 66 107.624 The Brumos Companies
14 57 GT 4 Bremer / Edwards / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 726 1:49.096 215 107.604 Stevenson Auto Group
15 63 GT 5 Beretta / Bertolini / Vilander Risi Competizione / Ferrari 458 726 1:48.886 385 107.579
16 70 GT 6 Bomarito / Franchitti / Hinchcliffe / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 722 1:50.120 429 106.985 Mazda, Mazdaspeed, ModSpace, Castrol
17 66 GT 7 Farnbacher / Keating / Pilet / Simonsen TRG / Porsche GT3 721 1:49.038 352 106.822 Viper Exchange
18 69 GT 8 Assentato / Lazzaro / Longhi / Segal AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari / Ferrari 458 716 1:49.029 495 106.132 FXDD
19 76 DP 11 Braun / Jonsson / Krohn / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 713 1:42.067 345 105.647
20 88 GT 9 Edwards / Marsh / Milner / Taylor Autohaus Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 713 1:48.949 400 105.617 Autohaus, Flex-Box
21 40 GT 10 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster / Long / Putman Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 713 1:51.070 290 105.615 Visit Florida
22 32 GT 11 Armindo / Curtis / Lewis / Sofronas / Willsey Orbit/GMG / Porsche GT3 713 1:49.027 473 105.604 Positive Output, JustSync.com, GMG, Spectra Resources
23 42 GT 12 Cameron / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 711 1:49.504 438 105.417 Theracesite.com
24 03 GT 13 Brown / Cosmo / Sharp / van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports / Ferrari 458 707 1:49.148 385 104.742 Tequila Patron
25 24 GT 14 Avenatti / Faieta / Poordad / Sweedler / Wagner Alex Job Racing / Porsche GT3 707 1:50.456 481 104.727 McKenna Porsche, Battery Tender, Kensington, Koss Stereophones
26 45 GT 15 Bergmeister / Long / Neiman / Rockenfeller Flying Lizard Motorsports with Wright Motorsports / Porsche GT3 706 1:49.112 424 104.595
27 93 GT 16 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Marsal / Muller / Werner Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 691 1:49.453 332 102.451 Turner Motorsport
28 23 GT 17 Collard / Holzer / Leitzinger / MacNeil Alex Job Racing / Porsche GT3 689 1:48.410 492 102.131 WeatherTech
29 26 GT 18 Cisneros / Edwards / Kauffmann / Tandy NGT Motorsport / Porsche GT3 688 1:49.157 343 101.918 MOMO
30 64 GT 19 Ardagna / Costabal / Di Guida / Orjuela / Salazar TRG / Porsche GT3 688 1:52.056 285 101.888
31 22 GT 20 Blaylock / O’Young / Roush / Van Blankers / White Bullet Racing / Porsche GT3 681 1:51.404 211 100.841 The Ridge Motorsport Park, Guard Transmission
32 50 DP 12 Defoor / Forbes-Robinson / Johnson / Pace / de Quesada 50+Predator/Alegra / BMW Riley 672 1:44.127 68 99.547
33 99 DP 13 Fogarty / Gidley / Gurney GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing / Corvette DP 672 1:41.891 406 99.541 GAINSCO Auto Insurance
34 82 GT 21 Fergus / Finger / Greer / Hotchkis / Trinkler Dick Greer Racing / Porsche GT3 665 1:51.141 439 98.470 Wendy’s
35 56 GT 22 Aguas / Kauffman / Pastrana / Waltrip AF – Waltrip / Ferrari 458 645 1:49.033 411 95.529 RK Motors
36 65 GT 23 Castellano / Cox / Hedlund / McCarthy / Michaelian TRG / Porsche GT3 643 1:52.868 471 95.304
37 68 GT 24 Cumming / Estre / Faulkner / Gomez / Keating TRG / Porsche GT3 640 1:49.189 346 94.817
38 55 GT 25 Del Vecchio / Grunnet / Kester / McKee / Pobst Acumen Motorsport / Porsche GT3 626 1:51.043 369 99.107 ALM Matericals Handling
39 18 GT 26 Jones / Lester / McCutchen / Thomas Muehlner Motorsports America, LLC / Porsche GT3 609 1:52.116 457 90.174
40 41 GT 27 James / Johnson / Kitch Jr / Maxwell / Rogers Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 608 1:52.178 384 90.059 FishingCapital.com, Bass2BillFish, Team Seattle
41 12 GT 28 Miller / Prewitt / Rettich / Schneider / Shoff Alliance Autosport / Porsche GT3 604 1:51.714 56 89.470 PDI Communication Systems
42 19 GT 29 Dollahite / Nater / O’Doski / Seefried / Whitis Muehlner Motorsports America, LLC / Porsche GT3 599 1:51.235 5 88.720
43 75 GT 30 Bell / Carter / Curran / Plumb Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 577 1:49.720 481 101.891 Stevenson Auto Group
44 51 GT 31 Baas / Canache / Norman / Pirro / von Moltke APR Motorsport / Audi R8 Grand-Am 447 1:50.660 138 66.190 APR Tuned, Parathyroid.com, PR Newswire, South African Airways, Motul
45 74 GT 32 Al Masaood / Al Mehairi / Kane Oryx Racing / Audi R8 Grand-Am 432 1:49.435 142 63.968
46 17 GT 33 Asch / Baldwin / Burtin / Ragginger / Sellers Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports / Porsche GT3 424 1:49.062 224 63.945 Foametix
47 20 GT 34 Buford / Englster / Murry / Schaldach Liqui Moly Team Englster/Mitchum Motorsports Porsche / Porsche GT3 416 1:51.218 68 83.238 Liqui Moly
48 34 GT 35 DeFontes / Fogg / Konopka / Vonka / van de Laar Orbit/GMG / Porsche GT3 383 1:53.827 21 86.262 GlobalBarterCorp.com
49 4 GT 36 Bell / Eversley / Graeff / Yarab Jr. Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 310 1:50.201 172 45.918 eBay Motors, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Racing4Research
50 36 GT 37 Andretti / Andretti / Hacquard / Krohn Yellow Dragon Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 270 1:52.638 229 85.900 Window World, PMFirst.com, Mazdaspeed
51 15 GT 38 Cook / Earnhardt / Harrington / Hill / Ware Rick Ware Racing / Ford Mustang 256 1:51.324 35 89.697 POYNT
52 48 GT 39 Bell / Maassen / Miller Paul Miller Racing / Porsche GT3 224 1:49.307 106 91.971 Chopard
53 46 GT 40 Baughman / Breukers / Fumal / Mason / Nowicki Michael Baughman Racing / Corvette 172 1:55.814 36 53.888 Dynamat, Hub Garage, Columbus Truck and Equipment Co., Alliance Pole Supply, Mobile 1, Design Engineering, SKF Bearings
54 62 GT 41 Bruni / Fisichella / Matos Risi Competizione / Ferrari 458 154 1:49.635 142 104.106
55 87 GT 42 Ave / Heylen / Peterson / Soulet / Valverde Racers Edge Motorsports / Dodge Viper 101 1:51.306 82 42.660 3dimensional.com
56 94 GT 43 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Johnson / Muller / Said Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 86 1:50.533 34 97.102 Turner Motorsport
57 43 GT 44 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 21 1:53.187 3 111.125 Theracesite.com
58 10 DP 14 Angelelli / Briscoe / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Corvette DP 14 1:43.057 3 99.951 Suntrust
59* 49 GT Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 Western New York Flash
60* 16 GT TBA Rick Ware Racing / Porsche GT3 POYNT
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