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Rolex 24 Red-Flagged for Weather

Heavy rain, worsening track conditions forces red flag in 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona…

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The Rolex 24 has been red-flagged due to worsening track conditions and continued heavy rain at Daytona International Speedway.

Race director Beaux Barfield made the decision to bring the field to a halt with 7 hours and 13 minutes to go following nearly an hour behind the safety car.

The race’s 11th full-course caution was triggered by an accident by Tommy Milner, who lost control of the No. 4 Corvette C7.R and slammed into the Turn 1 tire barriers. 

While the Corvette returned to action following extensive left-side repairs in the garage, the field, led by the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Fernando Alonso, remained behind the safety car as the rain intensified.

Standing water around the 3.5-mile circuit, with conditions not appearing to improve, led to the stoppage.

Per IMSA rules, the clock continues to countdown to the 2:35 p.m. ET scheduled checkered flag.

The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE of Alessandro Pier Guidi leads GT Le Mans, while AJ Allmendinger is out front of the GT Daytona class in the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo.

Heavy rain is forecasted for at least the next two hours, leading to questions when the race could be restarted.

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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