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Event: 17th Annual 24 Hours of Daytona, Championship of MakesDate: 5.2.1978
Track: Daytona International Speedway (United States), 6.180 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Daytona 24 Hours

Weather:windy
Start time:4/2
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:82
Practiced:71
Qualified:69
Started:68
Finished:36
Classes:PractStartClass
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Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 6 laps
Pre-race sessions:
3 qualifying sessions held on 2-3/2
4 non-qualifying practice session held on 1-3/2
20 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:99Porsche 935/77AStommelen / Hezemans / Gregg
IMSA GTO:58Porsche Carrera RSRFebles / Poole
IMSA GTU:01Porsche 911White / Mesnick / Roehrig
Fastest Laps:
Overall:99Porsche 935/77ARolf Stommelen (D)1:51.845198.915 km/hlap 14
IMSA GTO:25BMW 3.5 CSLMiller / Miller2:01.506183.098 km/hlap 24
IMSA GTU:01Porsche 911Dave White (USA)2:07.810174.068 km/hlap 11
Pole Positions:
Overall:0Porsche 935/77ADanny Ongais (USA)2:00.152185.161 km/h
IMSA GTO:33Porsche Carrera RSRPhil Currin (USA)2:01.956182.422 km/h
IMSA GTU:01Porsche 911Dave White (USA)2:07.839174.028 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (33), Chevrolet (14), Ferrari (6), Mazda (4), BMW (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (33), Chevrolet (14), Ferrari (7), Mazda (4), BMW (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (11), Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (9), Porsche 911 S (8)
Driver nationalities:USA (156), D (7), I (7), F (6), CDN (4), PR (4), J (3), YV (2)
Engine positions:rear-engined (47%), front-engined (43%), mid-engined (10%)
Oldest known drivers:Preston Henn (47), Billy Hagan (46), Bob Bondurant (45)
Youngest known drivers:Bobby Carradine (23), Franz Konrad (27), Doc Bundy (29)

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Daytona 24 Hours 1978Entry list is not available.Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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