Ricky Stenhouse Jr. reacts to missing Sunday’s race at Talladega (PHOTOS)

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was one of the casualties from a strange qualifying session at Talladega Superspeedway that left many of his Sprint Cup peers confused and upset.

Stenhouse is one of two full-time Cup drivers that will not compete in Sunday’s GEICO 500 after failing to make the show. Cup rookie Justin Allgaier and part-timer Joe Nemechek (time disallowed; failed post-qualifying inspection for improperly sealed oil tank encasement) also did not qualify.

Now Stenhouse has given a statement on Twitter about the situation, prefaced with just five words: “All I got tough day.”

Meanwhile, Stenhouse’s No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team has begun the journey back to North Carolina.

Final Rolex 24 results by class

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For the third time in four years, Wayne Taylor Racing is victorious in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Kamui Kobayashi drove the team’s No. 10 Cadillac for the race’s final three hours, and won by more than a minute over the No. 77 Mazda of Oliver Jarvis. Loic Duvall finished third in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac.

Joining Kobayashi in victory lane were co-drivers, Regner van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe.

Here’s a look at some of the winners in the other classes:

LMP2: 

The No. 81 Dragonspeed ORECA crossed the finish line first in the five-car LMP2 class, with Ben Hanley winning by two laps over the second-place Mathiasen Motorsports entry driven by Gabriel Abury. Nic Minassian finished third in the No. 18 Era Motorsport entry.

Dragonspeed’s winning team also included co-drivers Colin Braun, Harrison Newey and Henrik Hedman.

GTLM:

For the second consecutive year, BMW RLL took the GLTM class honors, as Jesse Krohn took the checkered flag in the team’s No. 24 BMW M8 GTE. Krohn was joined by co-drivers John Edwards, Augusto Farfus and Chaz Mostert.

Porsche Teammates Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy finished second and third, respectfully.

GTD:

The Andrea Caldarelli took the class honors in the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Paul Miller Racing, finishing ahead of Marco Mapelli and Mirko Bortolotti.

Caldarelli’s co-drivers included Bryan Sellers, Corey Lewis and Madison Snow.

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