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Chip Ganassi Racing looks to get back to Victory Lane at Rolex 24 with a lineup change

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    Memo Rojas, left, of Mexico, talks with Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, after their practice session for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Scott Pruett, the pole-sitter for the Rolex 24 hour auto race talks with members of the media after the final practice at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Ganassi Racing team driver's Memo Rojas, left, of Mexico, and Scott Pruett talk before a photo session after practice for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    The Ganassi Racing BMW Riley (01) drives practice laps during a practice session for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

Off the podium a year ago, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to collect another victory watch.

But the blueprint for getting back to Victory Lane required a shake-up.

Juan Pablo Montoya was moved from the No. 02 car — sometimes referred to as the "star car" because of its famed driver lineup — to the overshadowed No. 01 car that competes full-time in the Grand-Am Series.

Montoya will be teamed with Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, the three-time defending Grand-Am champions, and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, who is making his debut in the twice-round-the-clock sports car race.

Montoya says he was given many reasons for the switch, but believes it was done with victory in mind.