Mission accomplished! The Nissan DeltaWing had one goal entering its North American debut at Petit Le Mans - score a race finish. The team not only completed the 1000 mile journey at Road Atlanta, but American Gunnar Jeannette and Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez demonstrated stunning pace throughout the race to finish fifth in the endurance classic.
The innovative Nissan DeltaWing has qualified 10th fastest for the 15th running of the annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta tomorrow. This comes after the car was badly damaged in a crash during a practice run earlier in the week.
During a luncheon today, alongside Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger announced the addition of 810 new Nissan manufacturing jobs in Tennessee in support of the company's aggressive growth and demand for its products in the marketplace.
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In less than 24 hours after suffering an accident at the Road Atlanta track in Braselton, Georgia, the Nissan DeltaWing is back on track and ready to race in this Saturday’s Petit Le Mans event – the final round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.
An accident involving the Nissan DeltaWing has put it back in the paddock for repairs with eyes on Saturday’s Petit Le Mans endurance race, while driver Gunnar Jeannette was uninjured in the Road Atlanta crash Wednesday.