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From left to right, Chase Elliot, Pipo Derani, Mike Conway and Felipe Nasr celebrate in Victory Lane after winning a qualifying race for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The No. 31 Wheelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi will have the pole position for the Rolex 24 hour race. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Column: Elliott and Johnson seek depth by dabbling at Rolex

Jan. 25, 2021 6:14 PM EST

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is special enough that it doesn't need a pair of NASCAR champions to boost its appeal. The race is for the best in the world, in the finest performance vehicles, in front of auto enthusiasts celebrating the start of the racing season. The Rolex doesn't need Chase Elliott or Jimmie Johnson....

Filipe Nasr, of Brazil, drives the Wheelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi during a qualifying run to win the pole position for a race to determine positions for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Action Express gives Chase Elliott a Rolex 24 milestone

Jan. 24, 2021 5:19 PM EST

Action Express Racing put one of its two Cadillacs — the one featuring NASCAR champion Chase Ellott — on the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a first-of-its-kind qualifying race for the crown jewel endurance event. The No. 31 Cadillac DPi will be driven next week in the twice-round-the-clock...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2011, file photo, Jimmie Johnson signs autographs for fans prior to the Grand Am Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Johnson will race the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the first time since 2011 in January. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi, and Mike Rockenfeller in the IMSA sports car race that is considered the unofficial opener of the racing season. (AP Photo/David Graham, File)

Johnson part of all-star Action Express lineup for Rolex 24

Dec. 4, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of an Action Express Racing lineup revealed Friday that should be among the best in the field. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi and...