History of NASCAR drivers who have competed in the Rolex 24 At Daytona
Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson, 2018 Daytona 500 champ Austin Dillon and NASCAR road course ace AJ Allmendinger will all compete in the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Johnson previously competed in 2004-05 and 2007-11. Elliott and Dillon will be making their Rolex debuts.
Here's a list of other NASCAR drivers who have participated in the endurance race at Daytona International Speedway:
The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series champion competed in the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Busch drove for the No. 14 AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 teamed with Jack Hawksworth, Parker Chase and Michael De Quesada.
Gordon raced in 2017, 10 years after his previous Rolex 24 At Daytona driving stint, returning to score a victory. The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion drove for Wayne Taylor Racing, teaming with Jordan and Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli to win the Rolex 24. He became the fourth driver to win an overall Rolex title and a Daytona 500.
Allmendinger won the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona. In 2018 and 2019, he competed with the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing team. In 2020, he competed in the No. 57 entry of Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing. This year, he's in the No. 60 for Meyer Shank.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Montoya has Rolex 24 overall wins in 2007, 2008 and 2013 with Chip Ganassi Racing.
Marks competed with the No. 93 Michael Shank Racing team in 2018 and the No. 86 team with AJ Allmendinger in 2019.
The father-son duo was part of the team that finished fourth overall in 2001.
Gaughan finished 12th overall in 2011; in 2018, he competed with BAR1 Motorsports.
Pruett retired after the 2018 Rolex 24 race. He won the overall title at the event five times: 1994, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013. Pruett had 40 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, with three top-five finishes.
Kurt Busch, driving for Penske Taylor Racing, finished third overall in 2008 with teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe.
Mears was part of the team that won the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson
McMurray competed in 2005 and then from 2010-15. Larson competed in 2014 and 2015. They were on the winning 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona team.
Martin was part of the team that won their class in the 1995 race, along with movie star Paul Newman, Tommy Kendall and Mike Brockman.
The late John Andretti won his class in a Porsche 962 along with Bob Wolleck and Derek Bell in 1989.
Menard competed in the Rolex in 2003-04 and in 2010. He had a best finish of 15th in 2010.
Stewart competed in the Rolex in 2002 and from 2004-07. He had third-places finishes in 2004 and 2005.
Danica Patrick and Rusty Wallace
Patrick competed in 2006 and 2009. Her team finished eighth in 2009. She and Wallace were part of a team that did not finish in 2006. It was Wallace's lone Rolex start.