As you know, Corvette Racings No. 3 Corvette C8.R took the checkered flag on Sunday afternoon to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the car finishing just 3.519 seconds ahead of the No. 4 Corvette. Jordan Taylor had the final stint in the car and was able to bring it home, despite having to put in extra driving duties following the positive COVID test by teammate Antonio Garcia.
Winning the Rolex 24 is a big deal, and this one was extra special as it served as the 20th anniversary of Corvette Racing’s first overall win at Daytona. So a post-race burnout would be the final cap on a great 24 hours of racing.
The Drive reports via reddit’s r/IMSARacing/ that Taylor asked his crew chief over the radio if he could do donuts, and after a pause, was granted permission with the caveat to “just don’t burn it down…watch the temps.”
After creating some huge clouds of smoke from spinning those super-sticky Michelin race tires on the track, we watched as the C8.R abruptly stopped just feet away from a barrier and it sat there until the smoke finally cleared.
Redditor RaceCarzAndStuff says that Taylor came back on the radio and said “That would have been classic…I almost hit the wall because there was so much smoke I couldn’t see where I was going!”
Here are two views of Taylor’s post-race donuts:
Jordan would later confirm on Instagram that he nearly put the car into the wall, posting, “Note to self: always wait for the smoke to clear before leaving the donut arena.” He also added, “No Corvettes were harmed in the making of this video.”
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