Former NASCAR national series competitor Colin Braun led his CORE Autosport team to victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona's Prototype Challenge class, after starting the No. 54 ORECA FLM09 on the pole. The car – with Braun, Jon Bennett, James Gue and Mark Wilkins the drivers – finished ninth overall.
Braun has 84 NASCAR starts, 31 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and 53 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with one victory, in the truck series at Michigan International Speedway in 2009. Braun was the truck series' 2009 Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
He also has one previous Daytona victory – a 2006 overall win in the old summertime sports car race, the Brumos Sports Car 250.
The CORE car was dominant in PC – a spec prototype class – from the moment it hit the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course.
"I think it really all comes down to our preparation over the winter," Braun said. "Then we got here and just executed our plan. Quickest in both practices ... qualifying on the pole ... leading the most laps in the race. It's nice when a race goes that way. Just a perfect race for us. And it's really cool to win at Daytona, which is obviously a special place."