Daytona 24 Hour Race. Won by Vic Elford, Jochen Neerpasch, Jo Siffert, Rolf Stommelen and Hans Herrmann in a Porsche 962.
The Daytona 24 Hours race took place under new World Sports Car Championship rules limiting engines to 5 liters. With the 7 liter Fords and Chapparals no longer eligible, 4.7 liter John Wyer Ford GT40s and a hoarde of 2.2 liter Porsche 907s took to the grid. Driving a Wyer GT40, Jacky Ickx still turned practice laps faster than the 7 liter cars did the year before. In the race, the Wyer entries broke, the Howmet turbine car slapped the wall and the Porsches cruised. The winning Porsche was driven by Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch for most of the race, with Porsche putting Jo Siffert, Rolf Stommelen and Hans Herrmann in the car in the late going as 907s finished 1-2-3.