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Cooling Problem Hits No. 5 AXR Cadillac from Lead; Six Hours to Go

No. 5 Action Express Cadillac taken behind wall with cooling problem but stays out front…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

A cooling problem has hit Action Express Racing from the lead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona forcing Christian Fittipaldi behind the wall briefly.

The No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R had been losing water and the team was unable to fix the issue on pit lane, requiring them to take the car behind the wall to rectify it.

Fittipaldi stayed out front, however, as a result of having a lap in hand over the sister AXR car driven by Mike Conway.

Will Owen runs third for United Autosports, meanwhile.

Wayne Taylor Racing has retired its No. 10 Cadillac after several punctures caused significant damage to the car, while the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P has also ended its race following a fire.

The field was recently under its fourth full course caution which was called to clear debris from an incident between Katherine Legge’s No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 and the Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing still leads GT Le Mans 1-2 with Dirk Mueller’s No. 66 Ford GT back in front of the No. 67 car driven by Ryan Briscoe. 

Mike Rockenfeller has made it back onto the lead lap in his No. 3 Corvette C7.R, meanwhile.

Adam Christodoulou is out front in GT Daytona for Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports having taken the lead from the Paul Miller Racing car which had led for several hours.

The Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 is back on the lead lap after losing five minutes earlier in the race to a penalty.

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

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