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TC Daily Pit Stop: Meyer Shank Racing Wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona; Other Headlines From the Weekend
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Helio Castroneves may not have found a spot to run the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500, but the four-time Indianapolis 500 champion was part of the winning team during the 2023 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona this weekend.
The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura which was piloted by Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Tom Blomqvist and Colin Braun scored the GTP class win and the overall win in the twice-around-the-clock contest ahead of the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing team.
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Joe Graf Jr. will join the RSS Racing team for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, as he will compete in a minimum of 28 events for the organization beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
Steve Addington will serve as the crew chief for Graf, who makes his transition to the organization after three seasons with SS Green Light Racing. The 24-year-old will remain in the Ford family and will continue partnerships with Roush Yates Engines and will enjoy a technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing again in 2023.
Harrison Burton, Zane Smith Win IMSA Pilot Challenge at Daytona, Ben Rhodes, Hailie Deegan Finish Third
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How about a little NASCAR representation on the podium at Daytona International Speedway during IMSA weekend? It wasn’t the Rolex 24, but the duo of Harrison Burton and Zane Smith teamed to score the race win in Friday’s IMSA Pilot Challenge event.
Burton, who had the final stint in the car, held off a hard-charging Spencer Pumpelly for the race win.
Behind the top-two finishers were the duo of Hailie Deegan and Ben Rhodes, who finished in the third position.
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