IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Qualifying Report

January 27, 2018

Track:                    Daytona International Speedway
Race:                   Rolex 24 at Daytona
Date:                   January 25, 2018

No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud

Driver:                                  Dane Cameron
Position:                              10th          
Qualifying Time:              1:36.931 seconds

No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Graham Rahal/Ricky Taylor

Driver:                                  Helio Castroneves
Position:                              2nd
Qualifying Time:              1:36.090 seconds

Fast Time:          1:36.083 seconds (No. 10 – Van Der Zande)

Recap:     Acura Team Penske made quote the splash in its maiden run in qualifying for Saturday's Rolex 24 at Daytona. Helio Castroneves, who was fastest in the second practice of the day, turned a lap of 1:36.090 seconds behind the wheel of the No. 7 late in the 15-min qualifying session and held the top spot as the checkers flew. Unfortunately, the No. 10 Cadillac finished its final lap and knocked Castroneves and the No. 7 team out of the top spot by .007 seconds, relegating the No. 7 to the outside front row for Saturday's legendary 24-hour race. Dane Cameron qualified the No. 6 car in the 10th position after turning a lap of 1:36.931 seconds. There is one additional WeatherTech practice this evening and two more on Friday before Saturday's event.