2023 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Beach Speedway

The Rolex 24 Endurance Race proved to be a great event! The weather was almost 50 degrees warmer than last year! The cold was gone, and the sun was out. If the infield is any indication of attendance, then the Rolex 24 was a huge success.

As usual, parking passes for the Porsche Corral were at a premium. One volunteer at the PCA tent on Friday said that he had put 500 wrist bands on people entering the tent and that was only for the 9 to 1 pm shift. The most asked question by PCA folks coming in the tent was: “how do I get a parking pass for the corral? ”

The brand-new Porsche race car. the 963, made its debut at the Rolex. There were 2 of them and both had issues that prevented the expected podium finish. That did not daunt the Porsche faithful as the factory is back into racing! IMSA has changed the performance rules and all the Porsches seemed hampered by severe inlet restrictions. The politics will eventually play out and the Porsches will be competitive again. In the meantime, enjoy the great crowd and Porsche fans.