The Rolex 24 at Daytona is into the final four hours, with three-way fights set up in both the Daytona Prototype and GT classes.
Ryan Dalziel took Starworks from a lap down to back on the lead lap with its Ford Riley. Lucas Luhr drove the car through the bus stop, which broke off its rear bodywork in the process. The team took the rear valance off on the next stop, and despite the time loss, Dalziel drove impressively to make up the distance. Ozz Negri (Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley) and Scott Pruett (CGR BMW Riley) were also involved in the lead battle before Pruett handed to Graham Rahal and Dalziel to Allan McNish.
Once those two took over, things got hectic as McNish and Negri went to lap two slower cars. McNish took to the high side of the high banks of Daytona and with Negri two lanes lower, the two split Anthony Lazzaro's AIM Autosport Ferrari 458. They also passed a fourth car. Likely we'll see Allmendinger (Shank), Pruett (Ganassi) and Dalziel (Starworks) in for the final stints. The issue for Starworks, with the missing rear bodywork, is a 3-5mph speed differential to its rivals - which will make it difficult for that car going forward to make passes.
GT has also seen its new share of aces take over with Andrew Davis (Brumos), Rene Rast (Magnus) and Jeroen Bleekemolen (TRG) now behind the wheel of their respective Porsches. Rast has moved the the fore, but the class is fluid at the moment.