Michael Shank Racing In the Hunt Through the First Three Hours at Daytona

Michael Shank Racing In the Hunt Through the First Three Hours at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 29 January – With 21 hours remaining in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Michael Shank Racing entries have been running a consistent and trouble-free race. Knowing full well that the race can’t be won in the early hours, but certainly lost during it, the team has kept both cars, plus the No 23 of the United Autosports with Michael Shank Racing consistently within the top 10.

The No. 6 entry was started by Richard Petty Motorsports regular AJ Allmendinger. He drove the first 48 laps before he pitted from the third position to hand over to Justin Wilson. At hour 3, Wilson was running second overall.

The No 60 car opened the race with Ozwaldo Negri at the controls. The weather had been cool up until race day, which turned warmer than expected. So when Negri had to disconnect his cool suit due to some leaking water, it could have been a bigger problem than it may have otherwise been. In the end however, Negri drove on undeterred, ensconcing the Crown Royal car in the Top 10. Shortly before hour 2, Negri turned the reigns over to John Pew and at the 3 hour mark, Pew was running in the sixth position.

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