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Action Express Still Out Front After Eight Hours

Filipe Albuquerque and Action Express Racing out front after one-third of race done…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Filipe Albuquerque is still out front in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the first eight hours completed and two-thirds of the race left to run.

The first couple of hours in complete darkness have been relatively uneventful although Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves is only 19 seconds behind the No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R.

The No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entry leads the way in GT Le Mans after a dominant performance from Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais thus far, running ahead of the sister car.

Montaplast by Land Motorsport’s Sheldon van der Linde heads up the GT Daytona field with a one-lap margin over Alvaro Parente in the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.

Impressively, there have yet to be any retirements from the 50-strong field, breaking the previous record from 2011 which saw the first car retire four hours, 20 minutes into the race.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.


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