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Ford Just Put Everyone On Notice With This Daytona 24 Hour Announcement

Ford is flying high with its brand new GT Racecars. They’ve won races including the grand daddy of them all, Le Mans. They’ve renewed the program for another 3 years. Now they are taking all their might and bringing it back stateside. Ford will not simply bring 2 GTs to Daytona this upcoming January, no they will be bringing all 4 GTs to compete in America’s endurance classic.

Chip Ganassi is believed to be making final preparations to ship the 2 GTs currently competing in the WEC stateside after the final WEC race in Bahrain. The goal? Take 4 Ford GTs and attack the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This is a power move only the big boys can make. America is home soil, and Ford and Ganassi will defend it against the likes of Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin, Corvette and the Brand new Mid-Engine Porsche 911.


No official word has comedown from on high yet. But Sportscar365 is reporting it is all but a done deal. Even if they top brass is keeping things PC.

“Our Ford team is completely focused on the remaining WEC schedule and are extremely proud and happy with our Ford GT performance worldwide,” Pericak told Sportscar365.

This is exciting news and brings even more buzz to Daytona in a year that already saw significant buzz. There is the new DPi formula where factory backed Cadillacs, Nissans and Mazdas will do battle with the FIA spec Gibson powered LMP2 cars. There is new machinery like Porsche’s mid-engine 911 frankencar. Mercedes is bringing the AMG GT3 stateside in the form of a 3 car effort. This year might be the most anticipated Daytona 24 ever.

Source: Sportscar365

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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