With just two hours remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, heartbreak has struck one of the class leaders.
Wayne Taylor seems to have the upper hand over fellow Cadillac team Action Express as the minutes click away. The track is drying out and Jordan Taylor is checking out, 20 full seconds to the good over Filipe Albuquerque.
DragonSpeed, running fifth in class, ripped off the rear end in an accident at the Bus Stop that caused the 18th full course yellow of the race.
Joey Hand has opened up the gap in GTLM, but only slightly. The No. 66 Ford GT is just a couple seconds up the road from the No. 62 Risi Ferrari, which is now being piloted by Giancarlo Fisichella. But second through sixth are separated by a mere four seconds.
Sam Bird had also opened up the margin in GTD for the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari, but it all went wrong just as the clock ticked past Hour 22. Smoke came billowing out of the Ferrari and Bird stopped on track, bringing out the 19th full course yellow and setting up a dramatic scramble to the finish. His misfortunate handed the class lead over to the No. 29 Montaplast by Land-Motorsport entry.
On the Prototype Challenge side, nothing has changed with Performance Tech Motorsports 24 laps ahead of all rivals.