Daytona Beach, Fla. (23 January 2020) – In his second full season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar competition, Trent Hindman continued to show his speed behind the wheel of the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) Acura NSX GT3 after qualifying third for the 58th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona (Saturday, 1:30pm ET, NBC).
Racing with teammates Alvaro Parente, Misha Goikhberg and AJ Allmendinger, Hindman posted a 1:46.478-second lap on his XX rotation of the 3.56-mile speedway. That lap was good enough for a second row start for the twice around the clock event.
Historically, Hindman has proven himself during qualifying, having earned three pole positions last season with MSR. Taking the same mindset into qualifying on Thursday, Hindman once again delivered a solid result for Heinricher Racing—giving the team a boost of confidence heading into the race with a well-balanced and consistent race car.
“We know the Acura NSX GT3 Evo is strong over the course of a full stint so with the changes being made coming into the Rolex 24, we needed to focus on the long-term,” said 2019 IMSA GTD Champion Hindman. “A big thanks to the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing crew for giving us a great car. The end result will come down to how we execute in the pit lane and minimizing mistakes on track.”
Two more practice sessions will take place before the Rolex 24 Hours goes green on Saturday at 1:30pm ET. Live race coverage will begin on NBC. Additional full coverage can be found on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.