By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona is going green shortly and here we will have live updates throughout the race.
00:00- Race went green at 2:40 p.m. ET, The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi with Renger Van Der Zande leads over the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi of Helio Castroneves.
The two Ford GTs are 1-2, the No. 66 ahead of the No. 67 in GTLM. In GTD the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari is leading over the Spirit of Race Ferrari.
00:11:30- Castroneves is down to fourth place after starting second. Cadillacs are 1-2-3. The leaders are passing GTD traffic.
00:20:00- GTLM is currently Nos. 66 and 67 Ford 1-2, Nos. 4 and 3 Corvette positions 3-4, No. 912 Porsche, No. 62 Ferrari, No. 25 BMW, No. 911 Porsche and No. 24 BMW.
GTD is still No. 82 Ferrari ahead of No. 51 Ferrari while the Lexus machines are third and fourth with the No. 15 ahead of the No. 14.
00:27:00- The No. 78 Jackie Chan JOTA ORECA LMP2 car made a brief pit stop. Pretty sure that was unscheduled.
00:31:25- The overall leader is pitting for the first time. Van Der Zande fuels up for 34 seconds while the No. 32 of Bruno Senna pits as well.
00:33:00- The Nos. 31, 6, 7, 38, 77 and 90 are pitting, new tires on the Nos. 31, 77, 6 and 7.
00:35:00- The Nos. 5, 20, 22, 55, 23 and 52 are pitting. Alonso in the No. 23 took tires. The No. 20 was slow pulling out of the pit. Teams only have 26 sets of tires for the race per IMSA Radio.
00:37:50- The No. 5 Action Express car is now leading overall after the first round of pit stops. Felipe Albuquerque leads by 2.4 seconds. Van Der Zande is second, Felipe Nasr is third over Tristan Vautier (No. 90) and Castroneves.
00:41:00- The GTD standings behind the leading trio has changed. The No. 44 Magnus Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 is now fourth in class ahead of the No. 29 Audi while the No. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari is now sixth in class. The No. 59 GTD Porsche is pitting as is the No. 3 Corvette and No. 912 Porsche.
00:47:00- The No. 71 Mercedes-AMG GT3 has no lights on with JC Perez behind the wheel.
00:48:30- The No. 20 Multimatic/Riley LMP2 machine is slowly going around the banking in NASCAR Turns 1 and 2.
00:50:00- The Nos. 29, 14, 51, 48, 33 and 86 GTD machines among other cars made pit stops.
00:52:20- The No. 82 Ferrari in GTD has no lights on either. They’re second in class.
00:56:00- No. 58 Porsche is still being repaired in the garage after contact on the formation lap.
00:58-40- The No. 5 Cadillac is leading by almost seven seconds. Cadillac is 1-2-3-4 with the 90, 10 and 31 behind.
00:59:45- The No. 73 Park Place Porsche GTD machine had no lights on going past the start/finish line.
01:04:20- The No. 58 Porsche will be out of the garage within about 15 minutes.
01:05:15- The No. 78 Jackie Chan JOTA LMP2 machine pits again position. Tires were changed in a 40 second stop.
01:08:40- Pit stops are under way again and a driver change has taken place on the No. 7. Castroneves went out of the car and Ricky Taylor is now in.
01:12:15- The Nos. 31, 90, 2 and 32 are also pitting. The No. 77 Mazda DPi was extremely slow getting into the pit.
01:13:35- The No. 5 Cadillac pits, the No. 22 Tequila Patron Nissan DPi is scored as the leader with Nicolas Lapierre behind the wheel ahead of the No. 55 Mazda DPi with Jonathan Bomarito. The No. 77 is still in the pits.
01:15:40- Oliver Jarvis remains behind the wheel of the No. 77 who was briefly sidelined with gearbox problems. A wheel has come off of the No. 55 Mazda DPi.
01:20:50- The No. 55 has made it back to the pits.
01:23:23- The No. 7 Penske Acura DPi briefly had a loose door.
01:25:10- The No. 67 had a wheel problem which dropped it in the GTLM class standings from the top two to last (ninth) in class. Ricky Taylor brought the No. 7 Acura DPi to the pits briefly, might’ve been able to fix the door issue then.
01:29:15- Felipe Albuquerque has set a new fastest lap of the race with a 1:37.912. In GTD, Audi is leading with the No. 29 ahead of the Lexus pair of Nos. 14 and 15. Paul Dalla Lana and Ryan Eversley are fourth and fifth in class in their respective Ferrari and Acura NSX machines.
01:32:03- The No. 25 BMW M8 pits while Acura Team Penske is looking into a possible door malfunction that might necessitate a replacement.
01:39:20- The No. 77 Mazda DPi has stopped in the pit lane. Joest mechanics are running up the pit lane.
01:40:15- The Nos. 69, 4, 93 and 19 cars are pitting. Thankfully for them, they didn’t have to pass the Mazda before stopping in their pit box.
01:43:35- The No. 55 Mazda DPi pits as the No. 77 leaves the pit box.
01:48:35- There is a pit fire on the No. 82 Ferrari, Santiago Creel was behind the wheel. He was 15th in class. Meanwhile the overall leader pits and looks like there is a driver change. Joao Barbosa is behind the wheel.
01:52:45- The No. 82 is being pushed back to the garage. Fernando Alonso is now leading the race because they haven’t made a third pit stop in the No. 23 Ligier LMP2.
01:54:30- Alonso pits the No. 23 and gets out of the car after turning 67 laps. Phil Hanson is getting into the car.
01:55:45- Hand still leads the GTLM class in the No. 66 Ford GT ahead of the No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia while Nick Tandy is third in the Porsche 911 RSR.
01:58:24- Matt McMurry is 20 seconds behind leader Barbosa. Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi is third ahead of Pipo Derani’s No. 22 Nissan DPi.
02:01:00- Felix Rosenqvist received a drive-thru for a pit infraction. He has served that penalty.
02:08:10- The No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 still has not made an appearance.
02:09:20- Another cartoon anvil falls upon the No. 77 Mazda DPi with a flat tire. It is limping around NASCAR 3 and 4 to the pits.
02:12:41- The No. 55 Mazda DPi pitted at the same time as the sister car and is still in the pits. Current pit stop time is 85 seconds.
02:17:40- The Penske Acura DPi machines are fifth (No. 6) and 12th (No. 7). Montoya and Taylor behind the wheel of each car. Barbosa still leading by 21.8 seconds over McMurry.
02:19:38- The No. 10 Cadillac DPi quickly darted into the pits for fuel and tires. The No. 2 ESM Nissan DPi pits and the No. 58 Porsche is making its debut.
02:23:25- Scot Sharp in the No.2 ESM Nissan DPi locked up a couple of times while going through GT traffic in the first sector. Meanwhile, Rosenqvist brings the No. 37 to the pits for fuel and a new rear wing.
02:28:14- The No. 82 Ferrari is back in the pit lane as the No. 20 Multimatic/Riley had a bit of an issue. The No. 38 is slow on course as a full course yellow has been called.
02:32:39- The No. 32 United Autosports Ligier LMP2 drove through a closed pit, safety car is heading into the bus stop chicane.
02:45:00- Back to green flag racing, still no cars are out of the race.
02:53:53- With the recent yellow, the standings have taken a bit of a jumbling especially in GTD. Luca Stolz in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 is leading the class ahead of the No. 29 Audi R8 LMS. Katherine Legge is third in the No. 86 Acura NSX and the Rik Breukers-driven Lamborghini Huracan is fourth. Both Lexus machines had dramas under the recent caution and they are 11th and 12th in class.
03:00:44- The No. 20 BAR1 LMP2 has been given a drive through penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
03:03:10- The No. 22 ESM Nissan DPi with Pipo Derani at the wheel has a flat right rear tire after running second overall. He’s on the backstretch.
03:06:47- Derani still hasn’t made it to the pits but he’s fallen to 16th. Meanwhile the No. 20 has earned yet another pit road speeding penalty and will have to do another drive through. Spencer Pigot brings the No. 55 Mazda DPi to the pits.
03:11:50- Barbosa still leads in the No. 5 but Simon Pagenaud is P2 in the No. 6 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi. Stuart Middleton is third in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi ahead of the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac DPi. Graham Rahal is fifth in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi.
03:17:45- The No. 99 was given a stop and go for a pit road speeding infraction.
03:19:33- Both Team Penske Acura DPi machines pitted. Soon after, both United Autosports Ligier LMP2 machines came to pit road.
03:23:13- An incident between the No. 31 and the No. 6 is currently under review and the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari had an early pit stop because of a punctured tire. A driver change was performed.
03:26:27- Middleton will have to serve a drive through pit lane in the No. 31 Cadillac DPi.
03:29:19- A replay showed Middleton tagged Pagenaud in the International Horseshoe. Meanwhile the No. 67 Ford GT and the No. 96 BMW M6 is in the pits.
03:31:21- IMSA Radio reports that the No. 14 Lexus is back in the garage.
03:34:48- The No. 29 Audi R8 is pitting and the light at night makes it easily identifiable. Numerous other cars are pitting including the Nos. 15 and 22. The engine cover is coming off of the Nissan DPi.
03:37:27- The No. 69 HART Acura NSX is pitting. Full service including a driver change. The No. 22 Nissan DPi went back to the track soon after the engine cover came off.
03:42:33- The No. 2 ESM Nissan DPi is second with Scott Sharp behind the wheel. Hunter-Reay is third in the No. 10 DPi while Rahal is up to fourth in the No. 7 Acura DPi.
03:47:16- The No. 10 Cadillac DPi and No. 2 Nissan DPi came in for pit stops, Sharp got out of the No. 2 and Ryan Dalziel got in.
03:49:43- Another pit lane speeding penalty for the No. 20 Multimatic/Riley LMP2.
03:50:56- The No. 77 Mazda DPi is slow through the international horseshoe with a left rear tire punctured while the No. 55 Mazda DPi is in the pits.
03:57:56- Timing and scoring shows the Nos. 7 and 6 Acura DPi machines in first and second, Rahal ahead of Pagenaud. That changed soon after the pit stop with the two United Autosports machines on top soon after with the No. 32 ahead of the 23.
04:00:00- With four hours completed, we will be moving to the infield media center. Expect to see updates again from the press box in about four hours.
05:21:35- After a trip to the media center that included a brief sojourn, the rain hit Daytona with a brief 15 minute rain shower. Right now the No. 5 Action Express Cadillac DPi with Christian Fittipaldi is leading ahead of the No. 7 Penske Acura DPi with Castroneves behind the wheel. Mike Conway is third in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi ahead of the No. 6 Penske Acura DPi with Dane Cameron in the cockpit.
In GTLM, Ford are 1-2 with the 66 ahead of the 67. Corvettes are third and fourth with the No. 4 in front of the No. 3. The No. 29 Audi R8 LMS is first in GTD ahead of Jeroen Bleekemolen’s Mercedes-AMG GT3. Franck Perera’s third in the Lamborghini Huracan.
05:27:17- Surprisingly, no cars are out of the race yet.
05:35:20- Other random tidbits from the timing and scoring screen, all nine GTLM cars are within two laps of each other.
05:47:30- The No. 25 BMW has a messed up right front. The first major problem for a GTLM car during the race.
06:11:51- Bill Auberlen has brought the No. 25 BMW back on track. All 50 cars are still running.
06:16:21- The No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi and the No. 23 Ligier LMP2 have made two fewer pit stops than the leader.
06:25:12- The No. 7 Acura DPi pitted and had a new nose fitted.
06:44:55- The No. 59 has been given a stop and go penalty for pit lane speeding.
06:52:17- Ford still has the top two spots in GTLM on lockdown with the No. 911 Porsche 14 seconds behind the class leader in third. The No. 29 Audi R8 LMS has a 73 second lead on the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3.
06:57:05- No. 5 Cadillac DPi pits from third place. Felipe Albuquerque behind the wheel and a 32 second stop.
07:35:00- The Nos. 93 and 99 went to the garage for repairs while the No. 23 Ligier LMP2 car has a flat right rear tire.
07:39:13- The No. 7 Penske Acura DPi missed its pit box. Alonso got into the No. 23 and they’re back racing again.
7:44:18- Cadillac and Acura are alternating the top five positions as it’s the No. 5 Cadillac DPi over the No. 7 Acura DPi over the No. 10 Cadillac DPi over the No. 6 Acura DPi over the No. 31 Cadillac DPi. Fords are still 1-2 in GTLM with the third place No. 911 Porsche 26 seconds behind class-leading Joey Hand. The No. 29 Acura is leading GTD by a lap.
08:25:32- The Mazda DPi machines are 17th and 19th in class with Harry Tincknell running 17th in the No. 55 and Rene Rast running 19th in the No. 77.
08:34:45- The No. 10 Cadillac DPi driven by Van Der Zande has a flat right rear tire. They were running fifth in class.
08:39:28- The No. 10 is in the garage. Let’s see if it can be fixed. Lots of coolant leaked when the tire shredded itself.
08:42:10- The No. 90 Cadillac DPi is in the garage.
08:51:12- The No. 10 Cadillac DPi is back on track, 10 laps down. They are 17th.
09:12:04- The No. 911 Porsche had wall contact with Nick Tandy behind the wheel. Meanwhile The No. 25 BMW of Alex Sims has climbed to 45th overall with the next three cars ahead of him on the same lap. He’s still last in the GTLM class.
09:20:56- Felipe Nasr has punctured a right rear tire in his No. 31 Cadillac DPi. He was third overall.
09:22:33- Nasr leaves the pits in fifth place. Ahead of him is the No. 5 Cadillac DPi in first, Nos. 7 and 6 Acura DPi machines in second and third and the No. 2 ESM Nissan DPi in fourth.
09:32:51- Stop and hold for five minutes penalty for the class leading No. 29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for violation of BoP.
09:42:28- A right rear puncture for the No. 78 ORECA LMP2 machine with Alex Brundle behind the wheel.
09:46:22- The No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac DPi is the first retirement of the race.
09:51:41- The No. 2 Nissan DPi of Ryan Dalziel is in the garage, the No. 52 Ligier LMP2 is against the tires in the International Horseshoe. The 77 Mazda DPi was slow as well heading to the bus stop. Full course yellow number two has been called.
09:57:25- Brake pad change on the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi. A tire came off of one car and was brought back to the No. 37 pit. Safe to presume that’s who lost the tire with Robin Frijns behind the wheel.
10:00:00- Ten hours in, the Nos. 7 and 6 Team Penske Acura DPi machines are first and second with Taylor leading Pagenaud. Ford are 1-2 in GTLM with No. 66 Hand leading No. 67 Briscoe. In GTD, The No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 leads the No. 64 Ferrari 488.
10:03:40- Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 Nissan DPi goes back to the track.
10:05:03- Both Corvettes pit, the No. 3 car changed the brake pads on the front.
10:28:43- Cadillac were so formidable in the early portion of the race, now they have only two bullets in the chamber as the Nos. 5 and 31 are third and fourth while the No. 10 is currently 12th, 8 laps down. 50th place will go to the No. 90 with a record 291 laps completed for last place.
10:34:17- Felipe Nasr went from fourth to second in one move going around Barbosa and Pagenaud heading to the bus stop. An incredible move.
10:53:13- Barbosa and Nasr are now first and second in their respective Nos. 5 and 31 Cadillac DPi machines while the Team Penske Acura DPi machines of Rahal and Pagenaud are third and fourth, respectively. The Ford GT duo are 1-2. Third place is 51 seconds behind the class leading No. 66. The No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan driven by Bryan Sellers leads by 1.1 seconds over the No. 11 Huracan over Rik Breukers.
10:57:54- The No. 29 Audi is in the pits and has no rear wing mainplane on the car.
11:09:25- The No. 77 Mazda DPi went to the garage with Oliver Jarvis behind the wheel. 17th in class, 31st overall.
11:22:37- The top three drivers are in the pits. Pagenaud scored as the leader since he didn’t pit. Rahal will be leading when Pagenaud pits.
11:24:45- Pagenaud pits the No. 6 Acura DPi, Rahal will take the lead in the No. 7 Acura DPi. Both are current Verizon IndyCar Series drivers.
11:35:23- Current full time IndyCar drivers (Rahal, Pagenaud) are 1-2. Former IndyCar drivers (Fittipaldi, Conway) are 3-4. Former Mazda Road to Indy drivers are 5-6 (Derani, Felix Rosenqvist).
11:50:34- Graham Rahal spun form the lead coming into Turn 1. Simply overcooked it into the first corner.
11:59:37- The No. 99 JDC-Miller ORECA LMP2 had a flat right rear tire.
12:00:00- Halfway there, No. 90 is officially on the bottom of the time sheet as the No. 58 has completed more laps than the No. 90 that has officially retired.
12:11:35- AJ Allmendinger leads GTD in the No. 86 Acura NSX. The other Acura NSXs are 11th and 15th in class. Moving up the timing and scoring list, The 66 and 67 are still first and second in class.
12:15:39- Ho-Pin Tung in the No. 78 ORECA LMP2 machine had contact with the barrier and has no rear wing. The car is in the pits.
12:22:09- The top four overall are separated by just over 13 seconds. Fifth place is Pipo Derani in the No. 22 ESM Nissan DPi.
12:26:29- A few cars had a bit of an issue in the first corner, looks like it was the No. 85 that was spun around. Could’ve been a big issue.
12:29:52- The No. 2 ESM Nissan DPi has been officially retired with terminal gearbox failure. They will have 338 laps completed and will finish 49th assuming that the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 completes another 32 laps. Only two cars are out after 12 and a half hours.
12:35:39- Near the back of the running prototype field, the last one still running is the No. 77 Mazda DPi with Tristan Nunez behind the wheel. They’re 44th overall while the No. 20 BAR1 Motosports Multimatic/Riley LMP2 is 41st. They’re 40 laps down, two ahead of the Mazda.
12:38:48- The No. 55 Mazda DPi with Harry Tincknell behind the wheel is slow on the backstretch. A flat left rear tire.
12:48:31- The No. 19 Lamborghini has some smoke appearing from the left rear corner during the tri-oval. Might be a tire rub taking place there.
12:55:18- The top three in GTD are separated by 7.5 seconds. Madison Snow in the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan leads Trent Hindman in the No. 86 Acura NSX and Breukers in the No. 11 Lamborghini Huracan.
13:00:24- Derani brought the No. 22 Nissan DPi to pit lane and there is smoke coming from the engine bay. He was running fifth overall.
13:03:19- If the No. 22 ESM Nissan DPi is out as the team radio appears to have indicated, it will have completed 438 laps.
13:17:12- Fittipaldi pits the No. 5 Cadillac DPi, the two Penske Acura DPi machines are first and second with the No. 6 in front of the No. 7. The Nos. 66 and 67 continue the Ford GT domination of GTLM.
13:25:02- The No. 6 Penske Acura DPi changed the battery on a pit stop and lost a lap. The No. 31 Cadillac DPi is leading as the No. 22 has officially popped up as a retirement on the timing and scoring screen.
13:32:22- Ho-Pin Tung has another flat tire in the No. 78 ORECA LMP2 machine. The No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche GT3 has overtaken the No. 2 ESM Nissan DPi and the No. 2 has fallen into their final finishing position in 49th.
13:39:58- So far the No. 31 Cadillac DPi has fastest lap of the race with Nasr doing a 1:37.475 on Lap 331. The fastest GTLM lap was a 1:44.008 from James Calado in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE. In GTD, the fastest lap is a 1:40.842 from the P1 Motorsports No. 71 Mercedes-AMG GT3.
13:48:21- Every car still running has completed 400 laps except for the No. 58, meaning that every car still running has completed at least 1,424 miles. Add that up among 47 cars, that’s almost 67,000 miles not figuring in additional laps for the prototypes.
13:50:49- The No. 6 Penske Acura DPi is in the garage replacing an alternator. They have dropped to 12th.
14:06:10- The No. 25 BMW M8 is heading to the garage again.
14:07:24- The No. 31 Cadillac DPi has pitted and got a new rear wing assembly. They are third overall.
14:10:39- The No. 67 Ford GT was scored in the lead by .018 seconds over the No. 66 Ford GT. Scott Dixon currently is in the 67 while Sebastien Bourdais is in the 66.
14:18:53- In Formula One world, Lance Stroll is currently fourth in the No. 37 Jackie Chan JOTA ORECA LMP2 machine while former F1 driver Bruno Senna is fifth in the No. 32 United Autosports Ligier LMP2.
14:21:25- Near-Macau Grand Prix winner Ferdinand Habsburg is currently eighth in the No. 78 Jackie Chan JOTA ORECA LMP2 machine only 26 seconds behind Jordan Taylor.
14:29:40- Only ten seconds between Albuquerque and Castroneves in first and second. Eric Curran in the No. 31 Cadillac DPi is third. The GTLM battle for the class lead is quite exciting on the live timing screen as the gap remains under a second lap after lap after lap.
14:146:29- The GTD class lead battle has heated up a bit with the No. 86 Acura NSX leading the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan by 1.364 seconds. They’re 24th and 25th overall.
14:48:31- The No. 25 BMW M8 is now back on track. By completing three laps it will overtake the retired No. 22 on the overall leaderboard.
14:54:45- A drive-through penalty was assessed to the No. 96 BMW for pit lane infractions. They are 17th in GTD.
15:03:14- A full course yellow has been called because the No. 73 Porshce is slow. Joerg Begmeister was behind the wheel. The No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari has passed the No. 22 Nissan DPi for 46th place overall and this is the third full course yellow of the race.
15:10:17- Both Ford GTs are in the pits and are getting new brakes put on.
15:22:57- The No. 37 Jackie Chan JOTA ORECA LMP2 machine is in the garage and the safety car is in.
15:26:14- The GTD class-leading No. 11 Lamborghini has been issued a drive through penalty for a fire extinguisher not being properly manned and another one for exiting the pits with a hose or tool attached/propelling parts.
15:39:55- The No. 7 Penske Acura DPi has had contact with another car and is being repaired in the garage. Action Express is 1-2 right now with the No. 5 leading the No. 31.
16:17:46- With the No. 7 in the garage, they are now 14th overall having lost 22 laps to the overall leader. The No. 5 Cadillac DPi has a two lap lead on their teammate in second place. The No. 67 Ford GT has a near-6.5 second lead on the No. 66 Ford GT in GTLM while in GTD the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan has a 6.4 second lead on the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3.
16:40:47- Dawn has broken over Daytona International Speedway.
16:42:19- The No. 10 Cadillac DPi has another flat tire. Van Der Zande is driving through the infield to get back to the pits.
16:48:48- The DPi/LMP2 order is interesting. First through 10th is DPi, DPi, LMP2, LMP2, LMP2, DPi then LMP2 from seventh through 10th. No. 5 Cadillac still leading the No. 31.
16:52:27- The No. 22 has now fallen to 48th overall so all three retirements (!) are now in the final three positions with just over seven hours to go in the race.
16:59:44- The No. 3 Corvette C7.R is 76 seconds behind the GTLM class leading No. 67 Ford GT. The closest battles on track are between the second and third placed GTD cars and the fifth and sixth placed GTD cars.
17:03:53- While scrolling through live timing, the No. 77 Mazda DPi set its personal best lap of the race with Oliver Jarvis behind the wheel. They’ve now completed 513 laps while the leader is on Lap 577.
17:07:35- The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi has retired after completing 555 laps. Only 4 cars have retired out of 50 that started.
17:12:56- The No. 55 Mazda was on fire. Bomarito was at the wheel and that car’s toast. Five cars have now retired, that’s 10 percent of the field. The No. 55 Mazda completed 541 laps.
17:44:02- The fourth full course yellow of the race has been called for debris.
17:51:12- The overall leader is in the garage. The No. 5 Cadillac DPi had a two lap lead. Engine cover going back on quickly.
18:00:29- The No. 3 Corvette is right behind the leading pair of Ford GTs in GTLM. The overall leader is 43 seconds ahead of second place.
18:24:09- The No. 51 Ferrari in GTD made contact with the barrier in the bus stop. Paul Dalla Lana was behind the wheel.
18:51:21- The GTLM and GTD class battles among the top three in either class are separated by fewer than ten seconds in either class.
19:20:20- The overall lead is three laps between the No. 5 Cadillac DPi and the No. 31 Cadillac DPi. The No. 54 ORECA LMP2 is third, one lap behind the No. 31.
19:25:45- The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari has a right rear tire that went flat. They’re fifth in GTLM.
19:39:01- It is safe to make the assumption that all cars still running in the race have covered over 100,000 miles since the green flag.
19:59:15- The No. 29 Audi R8 LMS that dominated GTD earlier in the race is mired back in seventh in class. Without that penalty, who knows where they would be. The No. 11 Lamborghini leads GTD over the No. 33 Mercedes.
20:43:53- No changes up front, the No. 15 Lexus missed its braking point and slid out at the second hairpin in the infield. The Ford GTs are 1.2 seconds apart from each other.
20:51:06- The leading car has completed 700 laps and the No. 66 Ford GT has expanded the lead over the sister Ford GT.
21:28:51- No changes to the class leaders but the No. 54 ORECA LMP2 machine is now P2. Corvettes are 3-4 in GTLM with the car numbers also representing their positions in class.
21:49:52- Nasr in the No. 31 Cadillac DPi has taken over second place overall and the No. 67 Ford GT now leads GTLM. The top two in GTD have not changed and all cars still running have completed 600 laps except for four cars, one of which is uncertain if they will come out of the garage (No. 77 Mazda DPi).
22:03:52- The top 20 cars have all completed 700 laps. With the top 10 completing over 723, the top 20 finishes have completed over 50,000 miles with just under two hours to go.
22:58:29- The number of lap record by the leader has fallen and within ten minutes the total mileage record will fall.
24:00:00- Felipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa are victorious in the No. 5 Cadillac DPi. Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon are winners in the GTLM class in the No. 67 Ford GT. Mirko Bortolotti, Rik Breukers, Franck Perera and Rolf Ineichen won the GTD class.
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