The Wayne Taylor Racing team that includes Jeff Gordon as a driver made a late charge to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday.
The foursome led most of the 24-hour race before being overtaken by Action Express but Ricky Taylor's late pass sent the Action Express car driven by Filipe Albuquerque into a spin and Taylor Racing claimed the victory at Daytona Beach, Fla.
The pass was reviewed to see if Taylor should be penalized but it was ruled to be a legal pass.
The other two members of the winning team were Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor, Ricky's brother.
Gordon, the three-time Daytona 500 champ, had a minor driving role that included a night stint in heavy rain. Still, he was thrilled to add a Rolex watch to the trophy case.
"I haven't been this emotional for a win and an experience like this for a very long time," Gordon said afterward. "The reason is because I know what this means to this team, Wayne, these kids, Max. Oh my gosh. This is amazing -- Daytona has always been special, but this one sent me over the top. I'm just blown away right now."
Meanwhile, Albuquerque was unhappy with the way the decisive maneuver went down.
"I don't think I lost the race, to be honest, because I don't race like this," Albuquerque said. "He hit me in the back. You can see in the car, so I spun. He didn't even wait for me. He just took off.
"So if the officials don't agree that it's a penalty, OK, that it can be a fair play by Wayne for the fight. But it didn't happen, so it's what it is."
Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi were the other drives for Action Express.