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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