Violent crash sidelines pole-winning Prototype at Rolex 24

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More info on the big wreck at Daytona.

Just before the three-hour mark Saturday in the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, a violent crash disabled the pole-winning Prototype and sent the two drivers involved to a nearby hospital.

The No. 62 GT Le Mans Ferrari of Matteo Malucelli slowed on the infield portion of the 3.56-mile road course in the kink following the International Horseshoe, a section of the course facing the afternoon sun.

Memo Gidley, driving the pole-winning No. 99 GAINSCO Corvette DP, slammed into the Ferrari, which was rolling slowly to driver's left, knocking Malucelli's car into a tire barrier and leaving the crippled Daytona Prototype sitting in the middle of the track.

The race was red-flagged, and both drivers were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center and further observation. Updates on their conditions were not immediately available.

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service

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