Daytona 24: #60 in-front of #10 after Full Course Yellow

The Daytona 24 approached 10 hours of racing with the #60 of Meyer Shank Racing leading the race over the field with three DNFs.

The ninth hour of the race began in bright form for debutant Alex Lynn after he snatched the overall race lead from the #48 of Kamui Kobayashi.

His times were comfortably in the 1m35s bracket thus keeping him in the winning fight for the next two hours in his Cadillac.

In LMP2, the pack ran closely too with the #29, #69, #52 and #20 all fighting for the top-four places.

Corvette Racing were experiencing a tough race with the #4 still in the garage being attended to surrounding gearbox and differential issues.

The sister #3 C8.R. experienced no better fate during the night after it needed its alternator replaced.

Both cars were simply being run around for the purposes of gathering data, due to being several laps down, and with the #4 serving as the full-time IMSA entry.

In GTD, the lead fight made for a thrilling duel between the Mercedes-AMG and McLaren 720s package.

The #70 Inception Racing was on the tail of the #32 car with just 0.4s between the two GTDs.

A seventh Full Course Yellow (safety car) period was deployed when the #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 spun after contact with the #47 Cetilar Racing Ferrari.

The IMSA regulars have found the debuting M4 a challenging package for them at Daytona.

After this brief caution safety car period, the #2 of Alex Lynn was set to lead the way over a closely-packed DPi field.

To his disadvantage, he pitted before the field went green flag racing once again, and then received a drive-through penalty.

This was for accelerating and braking, therefore not maintaining his pace on the restart. It was then put a lap down and was distant from a DPi field just seven seconds within one-another.

Ricky Taylor of the #10 headed the way, before another extensive caution period triggered several convenient pit stops up and down the field.

This was because the #59 had a moment at Turn 6 where the car seemingly turned off and stopped with 20 minutes of the eighth FCY.

On the restart, Tom Blomqvist was opportunistic on the #10 of Alexander Rossi and claimed the lead, building over a second at the front.

Overall Position Category Team
1 (304 Laps) DPi #60 Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian
2 DPi #10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05
3 DPi #5 JDC Miller MotorSports
4 DPi #48 Ally Cadillac
5 DPi #1 Cadillac Racing
6 DPi #31 Whelen Engineering Racing
7 DPi #2 Cadillac Racing
8 LMP2 #20 High Class Racing
9 LMP2 #69 G-Drive Racing By APR
10 LMP2 #81 DragonSpeed USA
11 LMP2 #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
12 LMP2 #8 Tower Motorsport
13 LMP2 #29 Racing Team Nederland
14 LMP2 #11 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
15 LMP2 #68 G-Drive Racing By APR
16 LMP2 #22 United Autosports
17 LMP3 #33 Sean Creech Motorsport
18 LMP3 #74 Riley Motorsports
19 LMP3 #54 CORE Autosport
20 LMP3 #13 AWA
21 LMP3 #26 Muehlner Motorsports America
22 LMP3 #36 Andretti Motorsport
23 GTD-Pro #62 Risi Competizione
24 GTD-Pro #2 KCMG
25 GTD-Pro #9 Pfaff Motorsports
26 GTD-Pro #15 Proton USA
27 GTD-Pro #97 WeatherTech Racing
28 GTD-Pro #14 VasserSullivan
29 GTD-Pro #63 TR3 Racing
30 LMP2 #18 Era Motorsport
31 GTD #21 AF Corse
32 GTD #32 Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports
33 GTD #57 Winward Racing
34 GTD #66 Gradient Racing
35 GTD #16 Wright Motorsports
36 GTD #42 NTE Sport
37 GTD #70 Inception Racing
38 GTD #19 TR3 Racing
39 GTD #44 Magnus Racing
40 GTD #27 Heart of Racing Team
41 GTD #71 T3 Motorsport North America
42 GTD #64 TeamTGM
43 GTD-Pro #25 BMW M Team RLL
44 LMP3 #7 Forty7 Motorsports
45 GTD-Pro #3 Corvette Racing
46 GTD #39 CarBahn with Peregrine Racing
47 LMP3 #38 Performance Tech Motorsports
48 GTD #96 Turner Motorsport
49 GTD-Pro #24 BMW M Team RLL
50 GTD-Pro #79 WeatherTech Racing
51 GTD #99 Team Hardpoint
52 GTD #59 Crucial Motorsports
53 GTD #98 Northwest AMR
54 GTD #47 Cetilar Racing
55 GTD #12 VasserSullivan
56 GTD-Pro #4 Corvette Racing
57 LMP3 #6 Muehlner Motorsports America
58 (DNF) GTD #28 Alegra Motorsports
59 (DNF) GTD-Pro #23 Heart of Racing Team
60 (DNF) GTD #75 Sun Energy 1
61 GTD #34 GMG Racing