The best of the Action Express Racing Riley-Porsches headed the six cars on the lead lap at two-thirds distance in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The No. 5 Action Express entry, driven by David Donohue, Darren Law, Buddy Rice and Burt Frisselle, held a narrow lead at the head of the queue behind the safety car after 16 hours. The race had been neutralized for nearly three hours because of heavy fog.
Second position in the crocodile was occupied by the No. 01 Ganassi Riley-BMW driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Graham Rahal and Joey Hand, with the sister Ganassi entry in third. Krohn Racing's Lola-Ford held fourth place.
The Michael Shank Racing Dallara shared by Justin Wilson, A.J. Allmendinger and Michael McDowell was fifth. MSR's other two cars, including the United Autosports entry in which Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell are making their international comebacks, had dropped off the lead lap with a stop-and-go penalty and a minor issue with the nose.
The GT field was led by the Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 shared by team owner and actor Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster, Charles Espenlaub and Tom Long.