Bobby Rahal set for driving comeback in Classic 24 at Daytona

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His son Graham may be making all the headlines with his performance on-track in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but Bobby Rahal has earned a number of good headlines with the new team members he has assembled at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

However, come November, Bobby will be driving again.

He’ll do so in the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, Nov. 12-15 at Daytona, co-driving a 1974 Porsche 911 RSR with automobile industry executive, Jim Farley, entered by RM Motorsports.

“The Classic 24 at Daytona was a race I wanted to be a part of from the first time I heard about it last year,” Rahal said in a release. “I have had the pleasure of winning the race in my career, and we are still trying to get a Rolex 24 victory with our BMW GTLM team, but being able to couple that with kind of a throwback step in time will be a lot of fun.

“I always enjoy the opportunity to compete with my friend, Jim Farley, and to be able to drive a 1970’s era Porsche 911 RSR seems like the perfect and iconic machine for the Classic 24. We are looking forward to the race and honored to be a part of it.”

The Classic 24 features six period-correct run groups rotating through a full 24 hours of racing on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course. The run groups, which include various classes of similar-era race cars, each take to the track four times throughout the 24 hours. The competitors in each class covering the most total distance in their group’s four sessions will be crowned Classic 24 at Daytona champions. More information is available at www.classic24hour.com.