Rolex 24 at Daytona: 1st Hour: Alex Gurney takes the green flag as the pole sitter before pitting on lap 25

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Alex Gurney in the No. 99 DP Corvette was the pole sitter for the Rolezx 24 at Daytona / Head;line Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Alex Gureney, wheels the No. 99 DP Corvette through the chicayne at Daytona International Speedway in the opening lapa of the Rolex 24 at Daytona Interntional Speedway on Saturday.
 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Alex Gurney was on the pole for the Rolex 24 in his No. 99 DP Corvette as the 24-hour endurance race got under with rhe dropping of the green flag at this adfternoon at Daytona International Speedway.

Gurney held the lead through the first 48 minutes of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Gurney then pitted for a routine stop on Lap 25, turning the lead over to Scott Dixon in the No. 02 Target/Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley. Joao Barbosa – who had pitted under an early caution in the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP – took the lead two laps later.

Other class leaders at the one-hour mark are GTLM, Jonathan Bomarito, No. 93 SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R; PC, Renger van der Zande, No. 8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09; GTD, Kevin Estre, No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America.

The first caution waved on Lap 5 at the 10 minute mark when Charles Putman spun at the entrance to Turn 1 and impacted the wall in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 LMS. Racing resumed on Lap 8.

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Alex Gurney in the No. 99 DP Corvette was the pole sitter for the Rolezx 24 at Daytona / Head;line Surfer®
Rolex 24 at Daytona: 1st Hour: Alex Gurney takes the green flag as the pole sitter before pitting on lap 25
Posted Sat, 2014-01-25 15:02

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