McNish: Hungry for Daytona success

McNish: Hungry for Daytona success

Allan McNish is back at the Daytona 24 Hours, four years since his last attempt at the American classic. As Gary Watkins explains, the sportscar legend just couldn't keep himself away any longer

Allan McNish is back at the Daytona 24 Hours after four years away. There's no surprise there, perhaps, given the dusting of star names right through the entry list. Except if you were present for his parting statement back in 2008: "If I ever talk about coming back to Daytona, please shoot me."

The Audi driver, who is making his return in the lead Starworks Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype, didn't have a great time on the last of his six appearances at the 24 Hours. There were any number of reasons why it wasn't a great experience for him, not least that the SAMAX Riley he was driving wasn't fully competitive, was beset by problems through the race and went out early with engine failure.

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