Rolex 24 at Daytona: 12 Hour Update
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Dawn might be only a few hours away, but to the competitors in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the darkness probably seems interminable. At 3:30 a.m., they have reached only the halfway point in the endurance classic.

Right now, SunTrust Racing has taken over the top spot, and Pedro Lamy is at the helm of the No. 10 Ford Dallara. Alex Lloyd follows less than a second behind in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley. With six cars still on the lead lap, it's veteran Hurley Haywood who's holding down third in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley.

The second Brumos entry, the No. 58 Porsche, put on a stunning performance after starting from pole until a ninth-hour disaster. Antonio Garcia was behind the wheel and running second when he hit the turn three tire barrier. The pole-sitting Porsche had to be taken back to the garage for a new nose, and the team returned to the track Tenth in class and three laps behind.

While David Donohue worked to gain back a lap in the No. 58 Brumos, there was a new challenger for the lead: Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford. As the tenth hour progressed, Dario Franchitti took the top spot in the No. 02 Ganassi entry ahead of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 01.

The 11th hour was Angelelli's turn to show some speed, and he passed Franchitti for the lead. The No. 10 SunTrust entry dropped to fifth during the team's routine pit stop, but Pedro Lamy made up for the time and then some, building up a seven-second lead by the 12-hour mark.

At the halfway point, there have been 12 caution periods, with the most recent one ending just before the clock marked 12 hours complete.
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