Daytona 24: AJR/Emory hour six report

Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports 16th After Six Hours Daytona Beach, Florida -- Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports is running 16th after six hours at the Grand American Rolex Series Presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona.

Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports 16th After Six Hours

Daytona Beach, Florida -- Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports is running 16th after six hours at the Grand American Rolex Series Presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. The team has suffered a few problems putting them eight laps down to the overall leader.

Lucas Luhr started the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports/Porsche Crawford and was able to lead up to the first caution. "I had some understeer during the first 20 laps and adjusted on the bars and as the fuel burned off it began to come back. We are running a manageable pace and the car is good, it is nice to run upfront." After pitting for fuel and tires the Porsche factory driver returned the fight in 17th before handing the car over to Mike Rockenfeller in fourth place. Rockenfeller proceeded to return the Shred-it Porsche/Crawford to the lead. During this pit stop the team noticed grease on the inside of the right rear tire.

At 2:44 p.m. Rockenfeller brought the car into the garage and the crew set about to change the axle. "This problem may be attributed to a part spec change, because we have gone from an orange CV seal to a black one and we had the same thing happen yesterday in practice," said Alex Job. "It is a tough thing to have happen, but it is still early. The crew did an excellent job to make the repair in about nine minutes."

Patrick Long took over from Rockenfeller with the car some nine laps down. "I had a small electrical problem and I had to return to the pits. Once I was out there and up to speed I was able to do 1:55s with no problem and even passed the leader to get a lap back. We have a strong car, we just need to keep the wheels turning on the track."

Speed TV is broadcasting more than 14 hours of the 24 Hours at Daytona. The first segment will air with the start of the race on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST and run air until 6:00 p.m., they will return at 8:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 p.m. On Sunday the show will resume at 8:00 a.m. and run the finish at 12:30 p.m.

The team's Daytona effort is sponsored by Shred-it; the world's leading on site document destruction company and XM Satellite Radio Vici Racing. The team will also feature partners adidas and charity Limbs for Life.

Alex Job Racing and Emory Motorsports

Alex Job will provide the technical experience, research and development and team management that have won Alex Job Racing many races and championships. Rod Emory will provide the development and management of marketing and hospitality for sponsors and partners which has been the benchmark of success for Emory Motorsports.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Lucas Luhr , Patrick Long , Rod Emory , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing