85 Years of Rolex at Daytona International Speedway

A longtime partnership begetting plenty of historic car-racing moments

by Andrew Maness When Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959 a new era of American racing began. In 1962 that era gained its most grueling and prestigious race: the Rolex 24. This 24-hour endurance race is a star-studded event that demands the best of its competitors who are all aiming to add their name to the history books—leaving with a trophy in hand and a …