Daytona 24: Lexus hour 11 report

LEXUS-POWERED PROTOTYPES CONTINUE TO RUN 1-2-3 AT 11-HOUR MARK With Scott Dixon behind the wheel, the ...

LEXUS-POWERED PROTOTYPES CONTINUE TO RUN 1-2-3 AT 11-HOUR MARK

With Scott Dixon behind the wheel, the #02 Target Lexus-Riley moved into the lead on Lap 315 and continues to lead a Lexus 1-2-3 at the 11-hour point of the 2006 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Ganassi Racing teammate Luis Diaz is second in the CompUSA Lexus, with Eddie Cheever manning the third spot in the #39 Crown Royal Lexus in Cheever Racing's sports car debut. The #60 Flight Options Lexus currently sits fifth with A.J. Allmendinger behind the wheel, one lap down.

Scott Pruett, #01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley: (9:45 p.m.) "We just need to be consistent and keep our focus as we move through the night. We had one little problem after another starting this weekend, going through qualifying, and the first hour of the race. The engine is performing great. Lexus power has been outstanding for us to this point and that's key for us. We'll need to keep catching the yellow flags at the right time because we have a brake change coming up. The yellow flag laps are about 3:40 seconds, which is plenty of time for the Ganassi guys to get the service performed and get us pointed in the right direction again."

Patrick Carpentier, #39 Crown Royal Lexus-Crawford: (10:25 p.m.) "I love it. This is my first time here and this was my first time in the car. We're just taking care of the car. We're not the fastest car, but we are consistent. Hopefully, we can stay there. Right now, I'm just going to see if I can get some sleep. I'll eat a little pasta and get some fluids and get ready for the next stint."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Patrick Carpentier , Scott Dixon , Scott Pruett , Luis Diaz , A.J. Allmendinger
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing