Veteran race car driver and frequent Lexus collaborator Scott Pruett will retire from racing following this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona:
This year marks Pruett’s 50th year racing after beginning his career in 1968, when he first competed in go-karts as an eight-year-old. Pruett will step away from racing with a record 60 wins in American sports car competition, including a record-tying five overall victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. He is a five-time Rolex Grand-Am Champion (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and two-time IMSA champion (1986 and 1988).
“I have met a lot of wonderful people and have had some amazing experiences because of my motorsports career,” said Pruett. “I am humbled and grateful for all of my accomplishments and to all of those who have helped me along the way. At the end of the day, the good Lord has blessed me with a great career and a wonderful, supportive family. I’m excited and ready to open the next chapter. I might slow down a little, but I won’t stop for fear I’d rust.”
Scott will compete late this month for 3GT Racing in the #15 Lexus RC F GT3 at Rolex 24 with co-drivers Dominik Farnbacher, Jack Hawksworth and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Following his racing retirement, Scott will remain a brand ambassador for Lexus, and will assist with product testing and development and Lexus Performance Driving School events.