Former NASCAR driver Scott Pruett, who is entering into his 50th year of racing, says he’s going to retire after one last race around the track.
Pruett will end his racing career after the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a few weeks, according to The Sacramento Bee.
Pruett, who turns 58, in March has been racing competitively since he was eight years old. His 60 career wins are a record for American sports car competition and his five Rolex 24 wins are a tie with Hurley Haywood for the most ever.
“Daytona is a magical place for me and I love it,” Pruett said. “What better way to say goodbye to the sport I love than at this revered place, surrounded by my respected peers and die-hard fans.”
During his 50-year career Pruett has been the 12 Hours of Sebring Overall Winner in 2014, 12 Hours of Sebring Class Winner in 1986, 24 Hours of Le Mans Class Winner in 2001 in addition to his five Rolex 24 Overall titles.
While Pruett will continue to work with Lexus off the track and during events, he’ll have more time to spend with his family once he retires from driving.