2014 24 Hours of Daytona exclusive gallery

As you will have undoubtedly heard, Sunday 26 January 2014 was a pretty good day for the Porsche 911. At 2:11pm, Patrick Pilet guided the Porsche 911 RSR he was sharing with Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz across the finish line at Daytona International Speedway to secure Weissach’s 76th class victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

While you can read the full report of the race here, suffice to say it was a twice-round-the-clock thriller, with the new works 911 RSRs coming under pressure from both SRT Vipers, a Corvette C7.R, and a BMW Z4 across the course of the race.

Below, you can enjoy a gallery of exclusive images from Rick Stultz featuring both GTLM-class Porsche North America Racing 911 RSRs, as well as the host of 911 GT America’s that starred prominently in the GT Daytona (GTD) class. Enjoy.

Lined up two-by-two for the rolling start, the extent of the Porsche GTD-class contingent was apparent.
Lined up two-by-two for the rolling start, the extent of the Porsche GTD-class contingent was apparent.
18-year-old Madison Snow put in some impressive stints in the #58 Porsche 911 GT America.
18-year-old Madison Snow put in some impressive stints in the #58 Porsche 911 GT America.
Patrick Dempsey's outfit have returned with Porsche in 2014. The Grey's Anatomy star drove the team's #27 entry.
Patrick Dempsey’s outfit have returned with Porsche in 2014. The Grey’s Anatomy star drove the team’s #27 entry.
The 31-degree banking of the Daytona International Speedway places an unprecedented load on the cars.
The 31-degree banking of the Daytona International Speedway places an unprecedented load on the cars.
Pit work is vital at Daytona, especially so with only five men allowed 'over the wall' to work on the car.
Pit work is vital at Daytona, especially so with only five men allowed ‘over the wall’ to work on the car.
Porsche LMP1 driver, Timo Bernhard co-piloted the #71 Park Place Motorsport car.
Porsche LMP1 driver, Timo Bernhard co-piloted the #71 Park Place Motorsport car.
Experienced racer, Jan Heylen helped Snow Racing's 911 GT America to third in the GTD class.
Experienced racer, Jan Heylen helped Snow Racing’s 911 GT America to third in the GTD class.
With the race in darkness, the forces required to stop the GTLM cars became evident.
With the race in darkness, the forces required to stop the GTLM cars became evident.
Ex-Supercup stars, Damian Faulkner and Patrick Huisman were hampered by reliability issues.
Ex-Supercup stars, Damian Faulkner and Patrick Huisman were hampered by reliability issues.
Ex-Supercup stars, Damian Faulkner and Patrick Huisman were hampered by reliability issues.
Ex-Supercup stars, Damian Faulkner and Patrick Huisman were hampered by reliability issues.
Between the two 911 RSRs, Porsche North America Racing led over 14 of the race's 24 hours.
Between the two 911 RSRs, Porsche North America Racing led over 14 of the race’s 24 hours.
Nicki Thiim and Kuba Giermaziak drove for the late Sean Edwards' team, NGT Motorsport.
Nicki Thiim and Kuba Giermaziak drove for the late Sean Edwards’ team, NGT Motorsport.
Nick Tandy set the fastest lap of the entire GTLM field just before dawn.
Nick Tandy set the fastest lap of the entire GTLM field just before dawn.
Tandy, Richard Lietz, and Patrick Pilet each won a Rolex watch as part of the winners' spoils.
Tandy, Richard Lietz, and Patrick Pilet each won a Rolex watch as part of the winners’ spoils.

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