Attrition knocks favorites from contention at Rolex 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Attrition has depleted the field at the Rolex 24 of Daytona during the overnight shift, leaving just four cars on the lead lap with just over five hours to go in the endurance race.
Michael Shank Racing was leading the race when the engine failed during Oswaldo Negri Jr.'s driving stint. The Shank entry had led 99 laps before the failure.
A brake issue sent the Chip Ganassi Racing ''star car'' into the garage. The Ganassi entry is the defending race winner but returned to the track 10 laps down.
In the GTD class, a Lamborghini driven by Justin Marks collided with a Lamborghini driven by Bryce Miller as the two raced for the lead in Turn 1. The accident knocked both cars out of contention.