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Allmendinger Leads at Six-Hour Mark in Daytona

AJ Allmendinger out front at six-hour mark in Daytona…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Michael Shank Racing leads the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona with six hours complete, as the field runs under the fifth full-course caution of the race.

The No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda of AJ Allmendinger is out front over the No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and No. 01 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford DP, following issues for a leading Prototype contender.

The second-placed Mazda prototype has dropped down the order after sustaining ECU issues during its pit stop while under the yellow. It lost nearly three laps and now runs 9th overall.

Defending Prototype Challenge class champions CORE autosport’s race is done, following engine failure for its Oreca FLM09 in the sixth hour.

It came while Mark Wilkins was comfortably out from in the lead in class, and has given the top spot to the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports entry of Jose Gutierrez.

Nick Tandy is out front in GT Le Mans, leading a Porsche North America 1-2, while Madison Snow leads GT Daytona in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

The two most recent cautions were for PC cars.

The No. 38 Performance Tech entry stopped at the Bus Stop in the fourth hour to bring out a yellow, with the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports entry running into trouble just prior to the six-hour mark.

Of note, two drivers will not take any further part in the race. Chris Cumming, who was hit by Andy Meyrick’s Deltawing in the fourth hour, has not been cleared by IMSA to resume racing.

Additionally, Jordan Taylor, who completed a single stint early in the race, will not return to the wheel due to an ongoing illness.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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