David Donohue ( born January 5, 1967 in Morristown ) is an American race car driver.
David Donohue won 2009 at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 40 years after his father Mark Donohue had the endurance races can win. This ran in 1969 as a partner of Chuck Parsons, on a Lola T70 as the finish line first. The victory of David Donohue, Antonio Garcia, Darren Law and Buddy Rice four decades later, was received by a 24 -hour race in the history of motor sport as the closest finish. At the finish had Donohue, who drove a Porsche - Riley, 0.167 seconds ahead of another Daytona prototypes, driven among other things by Juan Pablo Montoya. Probably the finish in the 24- hour race at Le Mans in 1966 was even scarcer than aware of the Ford team management a dead heat between the two leading Ford GT40 was brought about. However, there was at that time still not a perfect electronic timing and the distance was subsequently determined by the ACO.
In contrast to his father David Donohue denied hardly single-seater racing, apart from five starts in the Indy Lights series in 1995 from. In 1992 he made his debut in NASCAR and he drove in the North American Touring Car Championship, where he was 1997 champion several years. Since 2005, he drives sports car race in the racing series in the Grand American Road Racing Association, where they are the fastest drivers.
In Europe, Donohue was as a works driver ORECA end of the 1990s with the Chrysler Viper GTS -R in the FIA GT Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the start.
Le Mans results
- Racers (United States)
- Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- NASCAR driver
- Born in 1967