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Re: [Auto] 24 Hours of Daytona... Heartbreak for Ganassi and Pruett. Michael Shank - an incredible run. Heartbreak also for Sun Trust - unbelievable bad fortune for them.
Heartbreak for Sun Trust (out in the first hour with valve train issue) and Ganassi had first 2 gears die on their second to last pit stop. No #5 for Pruett to tie Hurley Heywood for most wins. AJ Allmendinger outlasted McNish to take the win in DP. Ryan Dalziel gave it a damn good run as well. The Ford engines down 50 hp and better mpg (probably thanks to those missing 50 hp) were the fastest cars out there. GT had 2 new cars - Audi R8 - clutch issues the entire run. They were running a basically stock clutch made to deal with traction control and Grand-Am does not allow TC. Ferrari also had a new 458 - finished 5th - not bad for a new car.
"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain