Rolex 24 Hour 9: Penske Acuras stretch their lead

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Rolex 24 Hour 9: Penske Acuras stretch their lead

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Rolex 24 Hour 9: Penske Acuras stretch their lead

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The start of Hour 9 saw a yellow flag fly for the stalled No. 47 Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan driven by Don Yount. Once the race returned to green, a rather uncomplicated stretch followed as both Acura Team Penske ARX-05s, with the No. 7 marginally ahead of the No. 6, held the overall lead at the end of the hour. Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R held third, albeit from a distance of 17 seconds.

Results

In LMP2, DragonSpeed’s James Allen continued to set the pace, and in GT Le Mans, Risi Competizione led with its No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE over the No. 66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT, which fell back by nearly 20 seconds, and the No. 4 Corvette Racing C7.R. The front-running No. 29 Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 entry was up front, and after pit stop rotations the No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F and the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 were elevated to the top two spots where they ran in lockstep.

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