“Last year was devastating for Filipe”, Johnson said. “It was very comforting and just made me stronger”.
The United Autosports team has two cars in the field, including its one full-time auto that it fields in the European Le Mans Series.
Despite having a hard debut race for the program, Cindric remains optimistic for the year ahead and proud of the effort the team put in.
Action Express led the remaining eight hours virtually unopposed, although both the #5 and #31 Cadillacs struggled with overheating problems after sunrise that necessitated additional visits to the garage.
“I felt good in the auto”, Stroll said after his first stint.
Co-driving the winning vehicle were Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. In between we will do three or four hour stints and even one longer one through the night so the other guy can get some sleep. The team won the first five races of last season and the IMSA championship.
Taylor was part of last year’s winning team with Wayne Taylor Racing. With AP Photos.Ricky Taylor has the flu and has been limited this week in preparations for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. But I think we’re just the type of team that, like Mike Hull always said, let’s try to do the best job we can do today.
“I love coming to these type of races”, Penske said. “I don’t think it’s because of the engine, but the aerokit seems quite inefficient”. “Having the opportunity to join the Whelen Engineering Cadillac was an wonderful experience”. He came home second, ahead of Colin Braun in the CORE autosport #54, which also finished on the lead lap. The crew members are the second most visible part of the team, as they are always working on the cars while fans look on in the garage area and they are the ones that get the TV time when the auto makes a pit stop.
Also on the team is former Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) champion Paul Di Resta, reigning 2017-18 Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 champion Phil Hanson, reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion Lando Norris, ex-F1 driver Bruno Senna plus Hugo de Sadeleer and Will Owen. “I can’t wait for the next one”.
Alonso is trying to cross all the top races in the world off his bucket list, and after the twice-round-the-clock endurance race that begins on Saturday, Alonso will next try to put together a ride for the 24 Hours of Le Mans either in 2018 or 2019. The vehicle of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais finished second.
Briscoe co-drove with Verizon IndyCar Series star Scott Dixon and Richard Westbrook.
ANNOUNCER: And for Chip Ganassi, a 200th win for the team as whole. The No. 11 topped the GT Daytona class. It marked the second Rolex 24 podium for the trio after they finished second two years ago, and it gives Garcia and Magnussen positive momentum as they seek to defend their GTLM Driver Championship from last year.
“So I think I’m happy at this point to just kind of make sure we’re stepping on solid ground for the next few years and I’ll be happy”. Down to fourth is the #11 Grasser Lamborghini, which was running second, before the team opted to change its brakes in the 15th hour. We just didn’t have the pace.
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