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DATE News (chronologically)
01/25/09
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Rolex 24 Hour 18: Brumos/SunTrust/Ganassi battle for win
The SunTrust Ford is showing a lot of straight-line speed (i.e. HP) against the Lexus and Porsche teams and is closing on the front-runners
On a beautiful Sunday morning we are down to a 3-way battle between the Brumos Porsche team, the SunTrust Ford team and the Ganassi Lexus team with six hours remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The Penske Porsches have hit trouble and have fallen off the lead lap.

Current Temp.
60 degrees

Distance Completed:
513 laps

Overall Average Speed/Margin of Lead:
126.15 mph

Hour 19 Standings

Pos No CL CLPOS Current Driver Laps Behind Team/Car
1 58 DP 1 Darren Law 568 0.000 Brumos Racing Porsche / Riley
2 01 DP 2 Scott Pruett 568 0.882 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus / Riley
3 59 DP 3 Hurley Haywood 568 3.682 Brumos Racing Porsche / Riley
4 10 DP 4 Pedro Lamy 568 4.459 SunTrust Racing Ford / Dallara
5 02 DP 5 Scott Dixon 563 5 LAPS Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus / Riley
6 16 DP 6 Romain Dumas 554 14 LAPS Penske Racing Porsche / Riley
7 99 DP 7 Jon Fogarty 546 22 LAPS GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac / Riley
8 86 GT 1 Kevin Roush 544 24 LAPS Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3
9 67 GT 2 Andy Lally 544 24 LAPS TRG Porsche GT3
10 66 GT 3 Richard Lietz 544 24 LAPS TRG Porsche GT3
11 07 GT 4 Jan Magnussen 540 28 LAPS Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R
12 2 DP 8 Andy Wallace 539 29 LAPS Childress-Howard Motorsports Pontiac / Crawford
13 33 GT 5 BJ Zacharias 537 31 LAPS Wright Motorsports Porsche GT3
14 57 GT 6 Robin Liddell 536 32 LAPS Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R
15 88 GT 7 Richard Westbrook 527 41 LAPS Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3
16 13 DP 9 Jordan Taylor 526 42 LAPS Beyer Racing Pontiac / Riley
17 26 GT 8 Randy Pobst 523 45 LAPS Gotham Competition Porsche GT3
18 69 GT 9 Emil Assentato 519 49 LAPS SpeedSource Mazda RX-8
19 87 GT 10 Wolf Henzler 518 50 LAPS Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3
20 09 DP 10 Jason Pridmore 513 55 LAPS Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche / Coyote
21 55 DP 11 Scott Tucker 508 60 LAPS Level 5 Motorsports BMW / Riley
22 70 GT 11 Sylvain Tremblay 507 61 LAPS SpeedSource Mazda RX-8
23 32 GT 12 Jeff Westphal 506 62 LAPS PR1 Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R
24 77 DP 12 Matteo Bobbi 504 64 LAPS Doran Racing Ford / Dallara
25 97 GT 13 James Gue 503 65 LAPS Stevenson Motorsports Corvette
26 30 GT 14 Dane Cameron 496 72 LAPS Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8
27 68 GT 15 Scott Schroeder 476 92 LAPS TRG Porsche GT3
28 89 GT 16 Giorgio Rosa 469 99 LAPS Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3
29 85 GT 17 Michael Gomez 464 104 LAPS Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3
30 35 GT 18 Lawson Aschenbach 454 114 LAPS Orbit Racing Porsche GT3
31 63 GT 19 David Quinlan 448 120 LAPS TRG Porsche GT3
32 44 GT 20 Ross Bentley 406 162 LAPS Bullet Racing Porsche GT3
33 65 GT 21 John Potter 379 189 LAPS Riegel/ Stanton/ TRG Porsche GT3
34 75 DP 13 Eric van de Poele 374 194 LAPS Krohn Racing Ford / Lola
35 40 GT 22 Jep Thornton 343 225 LAPS Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8
36 56 GT 23 Nathan Swartzbach 324 244 LAPS Mastercar-Coast 2 Costa Racing Ferrari 430 Challenge
37 21 GT 24 Pepe Montano 321 247 LAPS Battery Tender/ MCM Racing Pontiac GTO.R
38 61 DP 14 Mark Wilkins 301 267 LAPS AIM Autosport Ford / Riley
39 22 DP 15 Chapman Ducote 292 276 LAPS Alegra Motorsports BMW / Riley
40 52 GT 25 Joe Castellano 292 276 LAPS Mastercar-Coast 2 Costa Racing Ferrari 430 Challenge
41 60 DP 16 Ryan Hunter-Reay 262 306 LAPS Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley
42 31 GT 26 John Lewis 245 323 LAPS Battery Tender/ MCM Racing Porsche GT3
43 14 GT 27 Claudio Burtin 238 330 LAPS Autometrics Motorsports Porsche GT3
44 45 DP 17 Darren Manning 216 352 LAPS Victory Junction-Orbit Racing BMW / Riley
45 64 GT 28 Tim Sugden 201 367 LAPS JLowe Racing Porsche GT3
46 76 DP 18 Darren Turner 159 409 LAPS Krohn Racing Ford / Lola
47 6 DP 19 AJ Allmendinger 153 415 LAPS Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley
48 15 GT 29 Owen Kelly 52 516 LAPS Blackforest Motorsports Ford Mustang
49 42 GT 30 Wayne Nonnamaker 24 544 LAPS Team Sahlen Corvette
0 34 GT 31 Aschenbach / Cruz / Rodriguez / Valverde / Willsey 0 - Orbit Racing Porsche GT3
0 43 GT 32 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen 0 - Team Sahlen Corvette
0 7 DP 20 Bernhard / Briscoe 0 - Penske Racing Porsche / Riley

Lead Changes:
39 among 19 drivers/9 cars.

Cautions (Overall):
(18 for 85 laps): 1) Laps 96-100 - No. 40 Jep Thornton spun into the tire barrier in Turn 3 and required a tow. 2) Laps 103-107 - Debris (tire) on the superstretch. 3) Laps 117-119 - No. 52 Joe Castellano spun in Turn 4 and needed a tow. 4)Laps 131-137 -Debris from No. 55 Raphael Matos' lost tire in the tri-oval. 5) Laps 155-158 - No. 6 AJ Allmendinger stopped on the course. 6) Laps 161-166 - No. 76 Darren Turner stopped on the course. 7) Laps 171-176 - No. 56 Nathan Swartzbaugh spun in the bus stop after losing the Ferrari 430 Challenge's right rear tire. 8) Laps 231-234 - No. 58 Antonio Garcia spun into the Turn 3 tire wall. 9) Laps 265-268 - No. 60 Ryan Hunter-Reay stopped between NASCAR Turns 3 and 4. 10) Laps 300-306 - No. 22 Chapman Ducote hit the wall in Turn 6 and scattered debris. 11) Laps 340-344 - Debris in the chicane. 12) Laps 357-362 - Debris in the chicane. 13) Laps 376-380 - No. 52 Luca Pirri is stalled in the chicane. 14) Laps 398-403 - No. 56 Nathan Swartzbaugh stalled in the chicane. 15) Laps 410-412 - Car hit wall at chicane, then continued. 16) Laps 439-443 laps - No. 89 Giacomo Petrobelli stopped on the course in Turn 4. 17) Laps 445-448 - No. 40 Jep Thornton and No. 65 John Potter get together in the wall at Turn 6. 18) 513-No. 77 Matteo Bobbi comes to stop on banking.

Top Five (Daytona Prototypes):
No. 58 Donohue, No. 10 Angelelli, No. 01 Montoya, No. 59 France, No. 16 Dumas

Top Five (GT):
No. 66 Collard, No. 86 Marsh, No. 67 Bergmeister, No. 07 Collins, No. 33 Pilet

Notes of Interest (From 7:30-8:30 a.m.):
- While battling for fifth, No. 10 Max Angelelli tries to slide underneath No. 59 JC France in Turn 6 at the 16-hour mark and the two make contact, spinning France around. Both drivers continue on and officials deem the contact a "racing incident."
- No. 44 Ross Bentley brings the Porsche GT3 back into the race at the 16-hour, 17-minute mark.
- No. 01 Scott Pruett pitted at the 16-hour, 23-minute mark, and the
- No. 02 Dario Franchitti skipped the chicane at the 16-hour, 32-minute mark, and went directly to the pits, reporting a brake line had came loose. He lost one lap while the team replaced the right-front brake, and was then assessed a stop-and-go penalty on the following lap for missing the chicane.
- Leader No. 10 Max Angelelli passed No. 02 Dario Franchitti to put him two laps down.
- No. 58 David Donohue passed Angelelli in turn one to take the lead at the 8:27 a.m. mark
- No. 77 Bobbi came to a stop on the banking while running seventh at 8:30 a.m. to bring out the 18th caution

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