Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 full coverage recap, results

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona featured a repeat winner with unprecedented performance.

Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Cadillac won the sports car endurance classic for the second consecutive year and by completing a record 833 laps, shattering the previous mark of 808 that was set in 2018.

That was one of the many storylines during a newsy weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

From Kyle Busch’s Rolex 24 debut to a historic “convergence” of sports cars that could link Daytona and Le Mans, you can revisit all the stories from the past week at Motorsports Talk below:

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

How Kyle Busch found happiness in sports cars over a month at Daytona

Full results of the race with class wins, fastest laps and leaders

Wayne Taylor Racing wins its second consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona and third in four years

Kamui Kobayashi was in command with 90 minutes to go as Kyle Busch prepared for his last stint

–With four hours remaining, Kyle Busch’s team was out of the hunt as Joao Barbosa led in DPi

–Near halfway, it was Loic Duval in front as Kyle Busch completed his first double stint

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

–Eight-hour update: Scott Dixon leading for Wayne Taylor Racing

–O Canada! Why plaid has been rad for Pfaff Motorsports’ Porsche

–Kyle Busch was begging for more laps after his first stint in the No. 14 Lexus

–Helio Castroneves angry after getting wrecked in the Bus Stop by Harry Tincknell

–Olivier Pla leads at the four-hour mark

–Kyle Busch gets his marching orders for his first Rolex 24

–Ken Squier recalls the 1966 Rolex 24, sports cars at Daytona and Ken Miles’ career

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

–IMSA’s blockbuster “convergence” could signal a new Ford vs. Ferrari era, Jim France says

–In a sign of things to come, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi had the fastest lap in final practice

A ‘crucial’ year for Hailie Deegan’s career begins at Daytona

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

Mazda takes the Rolex 24 pole for the second straight year as Ricky Taylor crashes hard in qualifying

The doctor who became a driver takes racing lessons from his son

–Wake up! How drivers alert working the graveyard shift at Daytona

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

–Meet Nick Tandy, the sports car and Le Mans champion who loves NASCAR

–‘I’m not the top dog’: How a humble Kyle Busch approached his Rolex 24 debut

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

–DPi champion Dane Cameron discussed his career while visiting the NASCAR on NBC Podcast

–Why winning a watch is so special for Rolex 24 drivers

–With Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske’s odd couple also has been outstanding on the No. 6 Acura

MONDAY, JAN. 20

–A viewer’s guide to the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020, here were five things to watch in the race

–Without neither sons behind the wheel for the first time in 10 years, Wayne Taylor understandably felt a void before the race

–The always outspoken Taylor also hasn’t been happy with IMSA’s direction on Balance of Performance

Robert Wickens shares more positive strides toward recovery in new video

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Robert Wickens has made massive steps since sustaining a spinal cord injury in an Aug. 19, 2018 crash at Pocono Raceway.

Since the accident, Wickens publicly has shared his recovery, often uploading videos of his physical rehabilitation on Twitter.

In his most recent update on Wednesday, Wickens shared a video of him walking on a treadmill. Fellow NTT IndyCar Series competitor Tony Kannan, who competes in triathlons during his spare time, also was visible running on the treadmill behind Wickens.

“When I am @TonyKannan [sic] age, I hope to run as fast as him…” Wickens tweeted. “Today was a good day!”

Wickens, who will turn 31 on March 13, first made his return to the IndyCar paddock in last year’s season opener in St. Petersburg. Since then, he’s made a return to the driver’s seat, piloting a specialized Acura NSX prior to the start of last year’s IndyCar race in his hometown of Toronto.

In September, Wickens fulfilled a vow to his wife Karli, by standing with her during their wedding. The new husband and wife also danced together during their reception.

Should Wickens fully recover to resume racing, Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt has stated that the team’s No. 6 entry will be available for him to drive. Wickens continues to remain as a “driver coach and consultant” for the team.

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