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Curran Leads After Hour 2 at Sebring

Eric Curran has Action Express Racing out front after two hours at Sebring…

Photo: IMSA

The No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R and driver Felipe Nasr vaulted to the lead courtesy of some quick pit work and his co-driver Eric Curran now holds a 0.952 second advantage after two hours at Sebring.

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor inherited the lead from Spirit of Daytona Racing driver Tristan Vautier during the first round of pit stops but couldn’t match the quick pit work from AXR when the Prototype field pitted for the second time.

Taylor’s co-driver Graham Rahal holds down the second spot in the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 with Johannes van Overbeek nine seconds behind in the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi.

Toni Vilander leads in GT Le Mans in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE but is due on pit lane shortly. Gimmi Bruni is second and Frederic Makowiecki third in the No. 911 and No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR machines, respectively.

Sheldon van der Linde leads for Land Motorsport in GT Daytona following a penalty to the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth that had dominated the race since grabbing the lead on the first lap.

The penalty was assessed for running over pit equipment during a stop and dropped the car back to fourth in class.

Corey Lewis is second in the GTD class in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that was waylaid in Hour 1 by a cut tire found further trouble in the second hour when Antonio Garcia was forced to pit lane after losing power.

After being unable to resolve the problem in the pits, the team pushed the car back behind the wall for further repairs. Jan Magnussen drove the car back into the race later in the hour, but not before it fell five laps behind the class leader.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is a pit reporter for SRO America's TV coverage as well as for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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