Daytona Continental Sports Car race at Daytona International Speedway won by Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez in a 3 liter Ferrari 250GTO.
Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez drove a new 3 liter Ferrari 250GTO to victory in the Daytona Continental Sports Car race at Daytona International Speedway, the opening round of the 1964 International Championship for Makes. It looked like Carroll Shelby's fast new 4.7 liter Cobra coupe with drivers Dave MacDonald and Bob Holbert was headed for the win when the differential overheated 7 hours in. The winners averaged 98.303 mph, turning 327 laps around the 3.81 mile circuit. Ferrari 250GTs swept the top 3 positions with the team of David Piper and Lucien Bianchi finishing 2nd and the team of Bob Grossman and Walt Hansgen finishing 3rd. The race was the first World Sports Car championship race at Daytona.