PORSCHE TENACIOUSLY WON 18 OVERALL WINS at the 24 Hours of Daytona, as of this writing. However, Porsche will again clash with its competitors for that coveted No. 19 win at this weekend’s 2023 running of the 24-hour immortal race classic.
As usual, the endurance race runs at Florida’s venerable Daytona International Speedway in Florida, which first opened in 1959.
So How Many Total Porsche Wins during the 24 Hours of Daytona?
Porsche has doggedly fought for and garnered 18 overall wins to date as a constructor at the Daytona 24. In addition, Porsche has won four wins as an engine partner. If that isn’t enough, the automobile manufacturer from Stuttgart boasts an additional 80 class wins so far.
It’s interesting to note that, by comparison, Porsche’s 18 Daytona-24 overall victories are just one shy of its 19 overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not bad, not bad at all.
What Cars Won Those 18 Overall Daytona Victories? And Who Were the Drivers Behind the Wheel?
See how many answers to these questions you can recall. Test your own knowledge. Then compare your answers against the table below. But don’t cheat…!
|YEAR||DRIVERS DURING THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA||RACE CAR|
|1968||Elford / Neerpasch / Stommelen / Herrmann / Siffert||Porsche 907 LH|
|1970||Rodríguez / Kinnunen / Redman||Porsche 917 K|
|1971||Rodríguez / Oliver||Porsche 917 K|
|1973||Gregg / Haywood||Porsche Carrera RSR|
|1975||Gregg / Haywood||Porsche Carrera RSR|
|1977||Graves / Haywood / Helmick||Porsche Carrera RSR|
|1978||Gregg / Hezemans / Stommelen||Porsche 935|
|1979||Field / Haywood / Ongais||Porsche 935|
|1980||Merl / Joest / Stommelen||Porsche 935|
|1981||Rahal / Garretson / Redman||Porsche 935|
|1982||Paul Sr. / Paul Jr. / Stommelen||Porsche 935|
|1983||Foyt / Ballot-Léna / Wolleck / Henn||Porsche 935|
|1985||Foyt / Unser / Wolleck / Boutsen||Porsche 962|
|1986||Holbert / Bell / Unser||Porsche 962|
|1987||Holbert / Bell / Unser / Robinson||Porsche 962|
|1989||Andretti / Bell / Wolleck||Porsche 962|
|1991||Jelinski / Haywood / Wolleck / Pescarolo / “Winter”||Porsche 962|
|2003||Buckler / Schrom / Bernhard / Bergmeister||Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
As you can see in the table above, Porsche hasn’t garnered an overall win since 2003 — exactly a long 20 years ago. Let’s hope this weekend will end that two-decade drought, with Porsche earning its 19th win – hopefully courtesy of Team Penske Motorsport. Fingers crossed . . .