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Restart decides Rolex 24 for Ganassi

America's longest endurance race came down to a one-lap sprint.

No surprise, the winner ended up being the guy with more wins in the Grand-Am Series than anybody else.

Three-time and defending series champion Scott Pruett drove the last leg of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and held off Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon during a final restart.

Pruett's smooth restart helped him pull away from Dixon and third-place finisher Joao Barbosa after the green-white restart and clinch the Daytona Prototype class by 2.42 seconds. It was Pruett's 32nd win in the series and his fourth Rolex 24 victory (1994, 2007, 2008). It could be his most meaningful, too.

This one capped the "Ganassi Slam."

Ganassi became the only car owner to win the four biggest races in the United States during a 12-month period. His drivers won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 last year.

"I don't drive the cars, I don't change the tires, I don't work on the engines. There's a lot of great competitors that it takes to make up a team," Ganassi said. "I'm just the guy that gets to stand up here and talk about it. It's the guys that do all the work."

Pruett and co-drivers Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal celebrated with Ganassi and fellow team owner Felix Sabates in Victory Lane. They received electric guitars and Rolex watches to go with the memory of winning at one of racing's most hallowed tracks.


Rosen breaks scoring record at North

Junior forward Jake Rosen had two goals, making him the all-time leader in career points for the Williamsville North hockey team. Rosen's scoring milestone came in a 6-0 victory over Frontier on Sunday night at Buffalo State. Scott Sims also scored twice and Dylan Lawrence had 18 saves to earn the shutout as North improved to 16-0-1.

Rosen stands at 89 career points, breaking the previous record of 88 that had been held by Ryan Geary (2003-2007). This season Rosen has 15 goals and 24 assists.



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From News and wire service reports.

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