Daytona 24: #5 leads the field, battles heating up at the front.

The #5 car currently leads an extremely close and intense Daytona 24 with just two hours remaining in the race. 

It was another quiet period on track in the 20th and 21st hours of the race, with the drivers continuing to stick to their strict strategies as the race begins to enter the crucial sprint phase.

The final two hours of the Daytona 24 will be important for the drivers, as any mistake now will put a halt to any chance at a strong result or a podium.

The #26 was forced to head into the pits with an issue after stopping on track at Turn 3, the car was able to get back to the pits without the need for a Full Course Yellow.

There was a close battle for third in the DPi class between the #60 and #10 cars, with the #10 coming out on top in that particular battle.

Loic Duval took the overall lead of the race in the #5 car after the #31 spent a large amount of time running at the front.

The battle in the GTD-Pro class began to heat up once again with just over 2h30m remaining. The #9 was closing in on the #2 KCMG with the gap lingering around the 0.5s mark.

The DPi lead neutralised during this two hour period of the race with the #5 leading by 18s, with the other three lead cars separated by less than 2s.

But the battle for second quickly escalated as the #10 and #31 cars battled closely for a number of laps.

With 2h20m on the clock the #31 and #60 were fighting tooth and nail for third place, going wheel to wheel and giving each other no room for error.

The #60 of Filipe Albuquerque then pulled off an incredible move around the outside of Mike Conway in the #31, showing the gloves are well and truly off as we head into the final two hours of the Daytona 24.

With two hours to go it’s the #5 car leading the DPi class with the #81 in front of the LMP2 field.

The #74 Riley Motorsports is leading the LMP3 class, while the #62 is at the front of the GTD-Pro category.

The #16 continues to lead the GTD class.

Tune into our Live Text Commentary as we enter the final four hours of racing in the Daytona 24!

Overall Position Category Team
1 (699 Laps) DPi #5 JDC Miller MotorSports
2 DPi #10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05
3 DPi #60 Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian
4 DPi #31 Whelen Engineering Racing
5 LMP2 #81 DragonSpeed USA
6 LMP2 #8 Tower Motorsport
7 LMP2 #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
8 LMP2 #29 Racing Team Nederland
9 LMP2 #68 G-Drive Racing By APR
10 LMP2 #22 United Autosports
11 LMP2 #18 Era Motorsport
12 DPi #48 Ally Cadillac
13 DPi #02 Cadillac Racing
14 LMP2 #11 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
15 LMP3 #74 Riley Motorsports
16 LMP3 #54 CORE Autosport
17 LMP3 #33 Sean Creech Motorsport
18 LMP3 #13 AWA
19 LMP3 #36 Andretti Motorsport
20 DPi #01 Cadillac Racing
21 GTD-Pro #62 Risi Competizione
22 GTD-Pro #9 Pfaff Motorsports
23 GTD-Pro #2 KCMG
24 GTD-Pro #14 VasserSullivan
25 GTD-Pro #15 Proton USA
26 GTD #16 Wright Motorsports
27 GTD #21 AF Corse
28 GTD #44 Magnus Racing
29 GTD #32 Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports
30 GTD #70 Inception Racing
31 GTD #19 TR3 Racing
32 GTD #57 Winward Racing
33 GTD-Pro #3 Corvette Racing
34 GTD-Pro #25 BMW M Team RLL
35 GTD #64 TeamTGM
36 GTD #71 T3 Motorsport North America
37 GTD #27 Heart of Racing Team
38 LMP3 #26 Muehlner Motorsports America
39 GTD-Pro #79 WeatherTech Racing
40 GTD #99 Team Hardpoint
41 GTD #98 Northwest AMR
42 GTD-Pro #24 BMW M Team RLL
43 GTD #66 Gradient Racing
44 GTD #47 Cetilar Racing
45 LMP3 #38 Performance Tech Motorsports
46 GTD #12 VasserSullivan
47 GTD-Pro #4 Corvette Racing
48 (DNF) LMP2 #69 G-Drive Racing By APR
49 (DNF) GTD #42 NTE Sport
50 (DNF) GTD-Pro #97 WeatherTech Racing
51 (DNF) LMP3 #7 Forty7 Motorsports
52 (DNF) GTD-Pro #63 TR3 Racing
53 (DNF) LMP3 #6 Muehlner Motorsports America
54 (DNF) GTD #39 CarBahn with Peregrine Racing
55 (DNF) LMP2 #20 High Class Racing
56 (DNF) GTD #96 Turner Motorsport
57 (DNF) GTD #59 Crucial Motorsports
58 (DNF) GTD #28 Alegra Motorsports
59 (DNF) GTD-Pro #23 Heart of Racing Team
60 (DNF) GTD #75 Sun Energy 1
61 (DNF) GTD #34 GMG Racing