GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing finishes second in Brumos Porsche 250
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2009) - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing's Alex Gurney battled with Max Angelelli to the end in Saturday's Brumos Porsche 250 At Daytona and joined teammate Jon Fogarty in moving the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance team back into the thick of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Championship fight with a strong second-place finish in the Fourth of July race.

Gurney took over from starting driver Fogarty at the halfway point of the 70-lap race and gradually reeled in Angelelli's No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara in the race's final 20 laps. Gurney slipped by for the lead in the run out NASCAR Turn 1 on Lap 67 and again on the final lap but both times Angelelli was able to out-horsepower the No. 99 by the time the leaders reached Daytona's Bus Stop chicane. Gurney crossed the finish line just .270 of a second behind the winning SunTrust car to give GAINSO its third consecutive top-two finish in the summer Daytona race. The team also finished second last year and won in 2007.

"It was a very eventful race for me," Gurney said. "It was definitely very slippery and very hot today. We had a very good car and it felt like we were a little bit quicker under braking and, just in general, pretty good in the infield. Maybe we were down a mile an hour or two on the banking, and that definitely hurt us. I got a couple of runs there right at the end of the race but that was it. Max drove a great race, both of us were nice and clean, and it was good for the championship. We closed the gap quite a bit to P1 and we feel very good about the rest of the season."

GAINSCO actually fell to third from second in the rankings but a big gain was made in the actual point standings. Saturday's seventh-place finishers Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and the No. 01 TELMEX/Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley still lead with 199 points, SunTrust and its drivers have 198 points and the GAINSCO squad has 196 points. GAINSCO came into the Brumos Porsche 250 ranked second but 11 points behind the Ganassi team.

"It's pretty wild," said Fogarty, who led eight laps in his opening stint. "I guess we slipped back a position but we are definitely closer to the lead. It is an extremely tight fight between a lot of good teams and I expect that to be the case until the end of the season."

Saturday's race was run in typical Fourth of July Florida weather, with extreme humidity, searing sunshine and temperatures in the mid-90s.
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