Live Stream: IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona has No. 5 Express Cadillac in the lead

Daytona Int's Speedway rain slicked for morning Rolcx 24 but weather clearing up / Headline SurferYouTube video Download /  LIVE] IMSA WeatherTech 24H of Daytona 2017 (60 FPS). 
Photo for Headline Surfer / The track at Daytona is still slick as the race moves closer to the 10 o'clock hour, as shown above with an Audi R8 in the grass, and the rain g;are shown at left, but conditions are expected to improve.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Here is the latest update from the IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway as summarized by Nick DeGroot, news manager of Motorsport.com:  The No. 5 Action Express Cadillac has returned to the front with a vengeance, once again the race leader after falling off the lead lap during the mid-portion of the race.

There are three other prototypes still in the fight with Wayne Taylor Racing second, Visit Florida Racing third and the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM machine fourth.

As the hour came to a close, Ricky Taylor was all over Filipe Albuquerque with ideas of stealing away the race lead.

Porsche has pushed back against Ford, retaking the top two positions in the running order with the No. 912 leading the No. 911. Richard Lietz is piloting the lead car and runs fifth overall.

Jeroen Bleekemolen has control of the GTD class for the Riley Motorsports –Team AMG Mercedes. The two Michael Shank Racing Acuras are on the hunt in second and third, giving an impressive showing this entire race.

In Prototype Challenge, it's the status quo with Performance Tech still comfortably ahead of the No. 20 BAR1 entry.

As for the weather, the rain has not yet left the speedway, but it will fade as 10am, ET. approaches and the track should be dry for the finish. 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.