Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
The Ford-powered Rileys of Chip Ganassi Racing were battling Corvettes at Daytona when the sun came up Sunday.
When dawn broke at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it was a battle between Chevrolet and Ford power that was the big story in the Rolex 24.
At the 18-hour mark of the race, which came just after 8 a.m., the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes of Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing were running first and second. Right behind, on the same lap, were the Ford-powered Rileys of Chip Ganassi Racing.
Driving the lead car – which was also the defending champion car – was Joao Barbosa. Jordan Taylor was driving the second-place car.
Tony Kanaan was at the wheel of the No. 02 Ganassi car, which was running third, while Scott Pruett was driving the No. 01 Ganassi car.
Only those four cars were on the lead lap in the prototype class.
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