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DAYTONA, FL — A plan for in-race detailing here was revealed in a Car and Driver article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona endurance race.
According to the story in the January issue, drivers Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood had the 1973 race well in hand driving their Brumos Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.
The team was so far ahead that representatives of the Classic Car Wax company offered Gregg $10,000 if he would pit long enough for company representatives to wax his car. The company wanted the car to shine properly as it crossed the finish line, the story stated.
Gregg refused because he was afraid the Porsche might not restart, the story noted.
The article stated that car enthusiasts were interested to see the brand-new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona make its debut in this year’s race as well.