BREAKING NEWS: Joao Barbosa in No. 5 Corvette DP wins Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway


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Race red-flagged early on by horrific crash that sent two drivers to hospital

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The No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP led by Joao Barbosa celebrates Victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday in Daytona Beach.

Circle DAYTONA BEACH -- Joao Barbosa and the No. 5 Corvette DP took the checkered flag to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, red-flagged for 90 minutes early on by a horrific crash that sent two drivers to the hospital with serious injuries including one with a broken back.

Barbosa prevailed in a 10-minute shootout to win the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona.

He won his third Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, joining Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais in the winning No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

Max Angelelli finished second, 1.461-seconds behind, denying team owner Wayne Taylor a victory with sons Ricky and Jordan in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.

Patrick Pilet won in GTLM in the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR, with Joey Hand 2.83 seconds back in the No. 55 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE; Colin Braun in the PC in the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA FLM09 by one lap; and Alessandro Pier Guidi in the No. 555 Level 5 Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia by 1.293 seconds over Markus Winkelhock in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS – although the GTD victory was reversed when Pier Guidi was penalized for contact on the final lap.

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