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The second Daytona 24 Hours, also called the 6th Annual Daytona Continental 24 Hours, Daytona International Speedway, was held at the Daytona International Speedway on February 4 and 5, 1967 and was the first race of the World Sports Car Championship that year.
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The 1967 World Sports Car Championship began in February with the Daytona 24 Hour Race, and for the second time since 1966 a 24 Hour Race was held at the Daytona International Speedway. In 1966, Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby were victorious on a Ford GT40 Mk.II entered by Carroll Shelby.
Ford came to Daytona with a large team. In practice Dan Gurney in a Ford Mk.II registered by Shelby American achieved the fastest lap with a time of 1.55.100 minutes . This time corresponded to an average of 191.779 km/h. Close behind followed the new Chaparral 2F, driven by Phil Hill and Mike Spence. In third place followed the fastest Ferrari. A 412P, entered by the North American Racing Team and driven by Pedro Rodríguez and Jean Guichet. Only 0.3 seconds were missing on Gurney’s pole position time. Behind them followed the P4 works car of Chris Amon and Lorenzo Bandini. The fastest Porsche in training was the factory 906E of Gerhard Mitter and Jochen Rindt in 16th place, just ahead of team mates Hans Herrmann and Joseph Siffert in the new Porsche 910. However, with 2:04.900 and 2:05.000 minutes, the gap to the fast Ford and Ferrari was already considerable.
Although the fast Ford cars set the fastest lap times right from the start, the race ended with a bitter setback for the Ford Motor Company. A manufacturing defect in the ZF transmission caused almost all cars to fail. Only the car registered by John Wyer in number 11, as well as the works cars of Bruce McLaren and Lucien Bianchi and the William Wonder GT40 crossed the finish line in sixth, seventh and eighth place, respectively.