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How tough is a 24-hour race? @JoeyHandRacing & @FordPerformance pit crew explain:

How tough is a 24-hour race? @JoeyHandRacing & @FordPerformance pit crew explain:

Buy Photo Members of the Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew push out the No. 67 Ford GT car for a final practice before Saturday’s Rolex 24. (Photo: Michael Martinez / The Detroit News) Buy Photo 51 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Daytona Beach, Florida — One day before he’ll strap himself inside the No. 66 Ford GT at the Rolex 24, Joey Hand appreciates his place in history. The 36-year-old American driver has an impressive motorsports resume, including a win at Daytona in 2011 driving a BMW prototype, but Hand said piloting a vehicle bearing the Blue Oval is special. It’s the GT’s first race since 1969 , and it’s been a half-century since Ford earned iconic victories at Daytona and Le Mans. “This race is a big deal, having Ford come back 50 years later and all the history behind it,” Hand told The Detroit News Friday. “It makes me proud to be part of such a big deal t...

Full article: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2016...

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