Thursday kicked off the first day the Roar Before the Rolex 24 â a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway for drivers and team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
From Jan. 8-10, cars will be on the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the Rolex 24.
Chip Ganassi Racing is looking to defend their 2015 Rolex 24 overall victory, as they will field two Prototype class entries in 2016. The No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Prototype will be driven by reigning Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray.
In a second Prototype entry for CGR, the No. 02 car will be piloted by former Formula One driver Alex Wurz, FIA World Endurace Championship LMP1 Champion Brendon Hartley, FIA WEC Ford Performance driver Andy Priaulx and FIA European Formula 3 Championship driver Lance Stroll.