Rolex 24 at Daytona: 4 Hour Update
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Four hours after starting from the pole, the No. 58 Brumos Porsche Riley is still at the front of the field in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The sun has set over Daytona International Speedway, and Darren Law in the No. 58 is leading Dario Franchitti in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley and Terry Borcheller in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche.

When the green flag waved at 3:30, David Donohue took the lead from the pole in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche, getting a few lengths over the No. 16 Crown Royal Porsche Riley from Penske Racing. Just two laps in, though, Timo Bernhard took the lead on the banking in the No. 16 Penske entry.

Donohue took the lead back on lap 26. Joao Barbosa, in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley, came up to challenge Bernhard for second, and they swapped back and forth for the spot. Just before the first hour, though, Bernhard made his way past Donohue to retake the top spot.

Bernhard pitted after an hour and a half, handing the No. 16 over to Romain Dumas, while David Donohue found himself back in the lead. With Barbosa holding down second, the Brumos camp was definitely putting on a good show.

Donohue pitted at the two-hour mark, handing the No. 58 Brumos Porsche to co-driver Darren Law. With most of the cars cycling through their pit stops, the lead quickly fell into the hands of Law, and the No. 58 was in the lead again.

The No. 16 was the bane of the Brumos team in the early hours, and about 15 minutes after the two-hour mark, Dumas had the 16 back ahead of the Brumos duo. It proved to be a back-and-forth battle, with Darren Law taking the front spot nine laps later in the No. 58 Brumos.

The first full-course caution began ten minutes before the three-hour mark for Jep Thornton in the No. 40 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8, who impacted the tire wall at the International Horseshoe. The yellow flag was the signal for everyone to head into the pits, and suddenly the race for the lead was in the hands of the pit crews.

The race restarted a few minutes after the third hour, with Romain Dumas in the No. 16 Penske Porsche leading Dario Franchitti in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley.

The second caution began just a few laps later when the No. 45 Victory Junction/Orbit Racing BMW Riley lost a rear tire. Bill Lester was able to keep the car under control, but the pace car came out so the Pirelli rubber could be cleared from the track. During the ensuing pit stops, Jimmie Johnson stalled the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley after coming in to fix his taillights. The car stalled again at pit out, and the car was pushed back to the pits so the crew could get to work putting in a new clutch.

The race restarted at the three-hour, 20-minute mark, and Dumas still led in the No. 16 Penske entry. Once again, the racing was brief: when a GT-class Ferarri spun, the pace car came out again. When the race restarted shortly thereafter, Darren Law was at the front again in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche.
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