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The SunTrust Racing Chevrolet Dallara of Max Angelelli led the 49th Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway after one hour of racing. The Italian held a slight lead over Antonio Garcia's Sprit of Daytona Racing Chevrolet Coyote, as the 48-car field was circulating behind the pace car during the second caution period of the race. Alex Gurney lay third in the Gainsco Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet Riley, followed by the Michael Shank entries of AJ Allmendinger and Oswaldo Negri, respectively.
The pole sitting Flying Lizard Porsche Riley sat in sixth, just ahead of the two Action Express Racing Porsche Rileys. Ricardo Zonta rounded out the top-10 behind the wheel of the Krohn Racing Ford Lola.
Both Ganassi BMW Rileys encountered problems in the first hour. The engine in the No. 01 car driven by Scott Pruett was bumping up against the rev limiter, which forced the team to change the gear cluster at the back of the car during a pit stop at the end of the first hour. While ...