Sunday, January 25, 2015

Daytona 2015 - 21 1/2 Hour Update

Just time for a quick update before Mike and his crew get to Speedgeek HQ and we get distracted by Detroit-style pizza and weird raspberry/pretzel/chocolate beer. We're closing in on the 2 1/2 hour to go mark, and we have the top-4 overall covered by under eight seconds. It's the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP, the #01 Ganassi Riley-Ford, the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and the #02 Ganassi "Star Car" Riley-Ford. No doubt, any of those four can pull this out, but it'll likely come down to the last pit rotation, and whether or not one car in particular is set up better than the others for the conditions of the last two hours. Too close to call at this point.

GTLM has the top-2 cars on the same lap, with the race bound to come down to the #3 Corvette and the #25 BMW Z4. The #4 Corvette is 3rd in class, but four laps behind the other two, so this is likely a two-horse race. In LMPC, the #54 CORE Autosport car has a one lap lead on the #16 and the #52, so that's tilting hard in the direction of the #54, but 2 1/2 hours is a long time for the LMPCs to keep running with no problems. And in GTD, the #93 Viper and the #22 Porsche are on the same lap, with the #63 Ferrari just one lap behind.

We've got a lot of racing to go, and a lot of things can still happen.

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