Daly, Rossi, Herta deliver plenty of laughs in iRacing Twitch stream

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Conor Daly may not have won Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge race at virtual Barber Motorsports Park, but he still put on a show.

The Ed Carpenter Racing driver streamed his point of view of the race live on his Twitch account, with special guests Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi also participating.

While none of the three drivers was in contention for the race victory (with Daly jokingly calling his poor performance “one of the top 10 worst days of his life”), they all provided plenty of laughs with their humourous commentary and jabs at each other throughout the race.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Below is a collection of some of the best exchanges between the trio of drivers:


Practice/qualifying:

ROSSI: I will never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever drive a sim again once we go back to real racing.

DALY: Yup, I agree (laughs).


ROSSI: Is there actually like a points championship?

DALY: No, I don’t think so. You get a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card if you finish with the most points. 


DALY: Scott Speed’s trying to fender-blast me.


Race:

DALY: I think we’re going to let one of my subscribers do my race for me next weekend. Unless it’s an oval. 


DALY: Alex, I noticed I haven’t found you yet.

ROSSI: I just crashed.

DALY: Oh, that’s good. 


(after narrowly avoiding a crash)

DALY: That was the save of my entire life right there. 

HERTA: That was a great save.

DALY: I should have been upside down, in the stands, buying a hot dog with a guy named Steve!


HERTA: There’s just no comedy in this one.

DALY: No loud f-bombs under yellow?

HERTA: Yeah. No Will Power going off.


(seven minutes later)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Guys, get out of the f**king way!

DALY: (laughs) Will Power, dropping f-bombs. Alright. Will Power cares more about this, I think, than surviving the pandemic.


(three minutes later)

POWER: Dixon, you are a wanker, man!

DALY: (laughs) Wow! Will Power calling Scott Dixon a wanker on the internet! Cite your sources, it has been heard.

ROSSI: What a rude human being.

DALY: Will Power, this is the Internet, man!


(Ten minutes later, Daly spins off course and merges back onto the track in front of Power)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver’s feed): DALY!

Daly (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Will Power, this is the Internet, dude! Calm down! Seriously! I’m trying my best! Goodness gracious!

RACE CONTROL: Gentlemen!

ROSSI: Uh oh, principal’s mad!

(Power’s audio was then muted by race moderators.)


DALY: We have finally got to the point of the race where I can no longer feel my butt.


(Daly crashes head-first into a guardrail after crossing the finish line, causing it to flip multiple times)

HERTA: Oh no!

(Rossi and Herta begin laughing hysterically)

DALY: Yay! It’s over! Finally! Oh my gosh, get me out of here as soon as possible.

Click here to watch a full replay of the race Daly’s Twitch stream (warning: contains adult language)

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Final 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona results, stats

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall results were all streaks: two consecutive victories in the endurance classic for Meyer Shank Racing and three in a row for Acura.

And Helio Castroneves became the second driver to win three consecutive Rolex 24s and the first to win in three straight years (Peter Gregg won in 1973, ’75 and ’76; the race wasn’t held in ’74 because of a global oil crisis).

Starting from the pole position, Tom Blomqvist took the checkered flag in the No. 60 ARX-06 that led a race-high 365 of 783 laps with co-drivers Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Colin Braun.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order in the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona l By class

Meyer Shank Racing now has two Rolex 24 victories and the 2022 championship since entering the premier prototype category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.

“I think what’s so special about this team is we are a small team compared to some of our opponents, but the atmosphere, the way we work, enables people to get the best out of themselves, and I think that’s why we’re such high achievers,” Blomqvist said. “I think there’s no egos. It’s a very open book, and that just enables each and every one of us to reach our potential. I think that’s why we’ve achieved so much success in really a short time at this level of competition.”

It’s the 16th IMSA victory for MSR.

The 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the debut of the Grand Touring Prototype category that brought hybrid engine technology to IMSA’s top level.

In other categories:

LMP2: James Allen passed Ben Hanley on the final lap and delivered a victory in the No. 55 ORECA by 0.016 seconds. It’s the second IMSA victory for Proton Competition, which last won at Sebring in 2012. It was the first Rolex 24 victory for Allen and co-drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Fred Poordad and Francesco Pizzi.

GTD Pro: Cooper MacNeil won in the last start of his IMSA career as the No. 79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for WeatherTech Racing and the team’s fourth career victory.

MacNeil, who co-drove with Maro Engel, Jules Gounon and Daniel Juncadella, earned his 12th career victory and first at the Rolex 24.

“Winning by last IMSA race is tremendous,” MacNeil said.

GTD: The No. 27 Heart of Racing Team delivered the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for Aston Martin, which has been competing in endurance races at Daytona International Speedway since 1964. Drivers Marco Sorensen, Roman De Angelis, Darren Turner and Ian James (also the team principal) earned the victory in the English brand’s 13th attempt.

It’s also the first Rolex 24 at Daytona win for Heart of Racing, which has seven IMSA wins.

LMP3: Anthony Mantella, Wayne Boyd, Nico Varrone and Thomas Merrill drove the No. 17 AWA Duqueine D08 to victory by 12 laps for the team’s first class win in IMSA.


STATS PACKAGE FOR ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Lap chart

Leader sequence

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Time cards

Pit stop time cards

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

Flag analysis

Weather report

NEXT: The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will resume with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 18 with coverage across NBC, USA and Peacock.