The NART team's Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 'Daytona' was driven by Sam Posey, Ronnie Bucknum and Luigi 'Coco' Chinetti Jr.
By: Peter Ecury
Ferrari is inextricably linked to successful motorsport. This also applies to the Daytona circuit in the US state of Florida. Ferrari has something to celebrate there on the Daytona International Speedway. After the American Bob Said on the beach (!) Set a new record in a monstrous Ferrari 375 Indianapolis in the Speed Week of 1955, the Italian racing stable had to wait for 1963 to record the next success. The Mexican Pedro Rodriguez won the Daytona Continental 3 Hours race with a Ferrari 250 GTO deployed by the North American Racing Team from the American importer Luigi Chinetti. In 1964, Rodriguez won again in the same car from the same team. Because the 3 hour race had since grown into a race with a length of 2.000 kilometers, he was assisted by the American Phil Hill. In 1967 the noble racing stable organized a detailed 1-2-3 photo finish during the then 24 Hours race. Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon were then allowed to win in their factory Ferrari 330 P3 / 4. Mario Andretti and Jacky 'Mister Le Mans' Ickx won the general classification in 1972 in the - then - 6 Hours of Daytona in a factory Ferrari 312 PB. After years of fruitless attempts, Ferrari could finally claim the victory in 1998 with an 333 SP. Thanks to Messrs Gianpiero Moretti, Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi and our compatriot Arie Luyendijk.