2015 Sebring 12 Hours Updates

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7:30 p.m. ET: As the race nears its final three-hour stint, domination has been the story of the day in all classes.

It’s been Action Express Racing (P), PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM) and either Riley Motorsports or Alex Job Racing (GTD) pretty much controlling the race as it’s developed.

Will they all hold on to win? Stay tuned.

5:00 p.m. ET: The race is past halfway, six hours down and six to go. IndyCar star Scott Dixon led at the halfway point, but the bigger story thus far is Action Express Racing hitting a major milestone of 10,000 consecutive miles completed since the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship began at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The No. 5 car has completed every lap of competition to date since that race.

Meanwhile in GTLM and GTD, the top seven cars are on the lead lap in both classes.

2:00 p.m. ET: The race is past the three-hour mark. Both of the LMP2-spec cars expecting to contend have fallen out of contention.

First off, Ozz Negri crashed in the second hour when he lost control of his No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda over the curbs at Turn 14. Negri was attempting to pass Bryan Sellers in the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR but ran wide and then collected the barriers.

Secondly, Krohn Racing went behind the wall to make repairs, and got a new nose and new muffler on its No. 57 car. It’s cost the car five laps, but Pla, Krohn and Nic Jonsson press on.

Sebastien Bourdais has controlled the race in this phase in P and overall, with former Champ Car teammate Bruno Junqueira on top in PC, Nick Tandy leading GTLM and Ben Keating GTD past the three-hour mark.

12:00 p.m. ET: Past one hour into the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the race has resumed under green after an extended yellow to remove the stopped No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Olivier Pla led for the entirety of his first stint in the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd before pitting and handing off to Tracy Krohn. Ryan Dalziel assumed the lead on the pit sequence.

Other leaders at the one-hour mark included Conor Daly (PC), Joerg Bergmeister (GTLM) and Mario Farnbacher (GTD).

There wasn’t too much to report, other than this critter nugget:

Alex Palou fastest as several go off course during IndyCar practice at IMS

IndyCar Harvest GP practice
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Alex Palou paced the opening practice Thursday for the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The Dale Coyne Racing rookie turned a 1-minute, 10.177-second lap around the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in his No. 55 Dallara-Honda.

Jack Harvey was second, followed by Colton Herta, points leader Scott Dixon and Max Chilton.

FRIDAY AT IMS: Details for watching Race 1 of the Harvest GP

Qualifying for Friday’s race will be at 6:20 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.

Will Power, who won the pole position for the July 4 race at the track, spun off course with just more than a minute left in the session after the left rear of his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet made slight contact with the right front of Alexander Rossi’s No. 28 Dallara-Honda.

Power was among several drivers who went off track, but there were no damaged cars during the session. Marcus Ericsson missed the final 5 minutes of the practice after being penalized for causing a red flag with a Turn 8 spin.

Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Helio Castroneves, who is driving for Oliver Askew (who is recovering from concussion-like symptoms), also veered off course as did rookie Rinus VeeKay and Santino Ferrucci.

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was in attendance at the session before racing Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Johnson will be driving a partial schedule of road and street courses in IndyCar next season for Chip Ganassi Racing.

“Literally, the smallest of details, I can pick up on,” Johnson told NBC Sports pit reporter Kevin Lee. “It’s been really nice today just to see how a session starts and obviously to jump on the radio and listen to how the systems work and then obviously you get into the car and the setup and such. I’m at Ground Zero right now, a 45-year-old rookie trying to learn my way into a new sport essentially.”

Johnson told Lee his sponsorship hunt to run a Ganassi car “has gone really well. The fact that I’m here today and ingrained so deeply in the team is a great sign of where things are going. Looking forward to getting behind the wheel of a car soon and hopefully having some announcements for the world to see soon, too.”

Fans were in attendance Thursday for the first time this season at IMS, which is allowed a limited crowd of 10,000 for its races this weekend.