Chip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan 25, 2015 3:48 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The three-time IndyCar champion relieved NASCAR's reigning rookie of the year, Kyle Larson, with 3 hours, 32 minutes remaining in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race. Dixon was tasked with conserving fuel and making no mistakes, and The Iceman delivered.

The team of Dixon, Larson, Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray and Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan beat defending race winner Action Express Racing by 1.33 seconds.

McMurray became just the third driver to win the Daytona 500 and the Rolex, joining AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti. Ganassi has six wins in 12 attempts.

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