26 Jan '14, 4am

Rolex 24, Day 1: Corvettes Impress, Scary Crash Red Flags Race for 1.5 Hours

Rolex 24, Day 1: Corvettes Impress, Scary Crash Red Flags Race for 1.5 Hours

It’s a glorious sight. Sixty-seven race cars of various breeds creep off the last turn at the Daytona International Speedway, only for the decibel level to skyrocket as the green flag drops. Cars twitch as they try to squeeze into the funnel-shaped first turn. The field made it all the way to the Horseshoe before we had the first spin, with entrants dodging damage in every which direction. That’s racing. That’s Daytona. Sign up for the C/D newsletter for reviews, news, and more Serious carnage couldn’t be avoided, though, as in the third hour fourth-placed Memo Gidley—driving the pole-sitting number 99 Gainsco Corvette prototype—pulled out to pass a slower car only to find a slow Ferrari driven by Matteo Malucelli in his path. The resulting collision was massive, sending both drivers to the hospital. Both were reported to be awake and communicating, but no further updates ...

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