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1987 24 Hours of Daytona Slideshow





1987 24 Hours of Daytona - Images by Brian Cleary

There was a full field of spectacular Porsche 962’s on the grid along with most of the top sports car drivers in the world. NASCAR stars Bill Elliott and Ricky Rudd were on hand as were Indy stars, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr. and Danny Sullivan. Top women drivers Lynn St. James and Deborah Gregg were in Roush Mustangs along with celebrity racer Bruce Jenner.

The weather was great as the 69 cars took the green flag to start the twice-around-the-clock contest. I was armed with several rolls of Tri-X black and white film to record the drama for United Press International.

At he end of the 24 hour run, the #14 Lowenbrau Porsche 962 of Chip Robinson, Derek Bell , AL Unser Jr., and Al Holbert came home first and another classic was in the books.



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