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What a way to start the year off! Winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona is such a big achievement. I’d been telling people before the race weekend started in Daytona that the No. 01 car had been greedy the last few years, and that it was time for the No. 02 car to win again!
I think for all of us, it’s such a team event. Its 24 hours and we have a mix of team personnel from the different teams that Chip and Felix have across NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA.
Then you have the driver combinations, too. I think you get to the point where you just want to be the best you can for everybody on the team. Whether it’s the INDYCAR side or the NASCAR side, it might be your call at the end and you’re going to be in a race for the win, but Jamie, TK, Kyle and I have had a lot of fun the last two years.
I’ve had a lot of fun coming to Daytona over the years, but I’ve only had the chance to win it once before. Everybody pulled their weight and did what they needed to do. That’s what gets you through those 24 hours. Everybody kept the car in one piece. You have to be there in the end. You have to try to look out for the car so you have the speed in the end to try to compete for the win and we definitely had some obstacles.
People have asked me a lot about the pressure in that last three and a half hour stint to bring the car home, and it's not easy whatsoever. I felt the load just as much as any of my teammates. Pressure is what you make of it, and as long as you get out of the car and you know you've done the best that you could, you should be happy with that. I think for all of us there last weekend, the best that we did was good enough to get the victory.
On the IndyCar side we continue to test here and there, but I can’t wait to get the season started again. Brazil is coming fast and we have the debut of the aero kits this year so it looks like another interesting season is just around the corner for the Target team.