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With three hours remaining at Sebring, Nasr, van der Zande, Hartley battle for the win

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Coverage of the 12 Hours of Sebring is currently on NBCSN, the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.

After several lead changes between the 6- and 9-hour mark of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Felipe Nasr kept the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac DPI in the lead and in contention for the overall victory. Renger van der Zande (No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPI) and Brendon Hartley (#5 Action Express Cadillac DPI) were the only other drivers on the lead lap.

Tight battles continue through three classes.

Richard Westbrook (No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing) held a 29-second advantage over Antonio Garcia (No. 3 Corvette Racing), with Sebastien Bourdais (No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing) third in the GTLM class.

Trent Hindman (No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura), Felipe Fraga (No. 33 Team Riley Mercedes-AMG) and Toni Vilander (No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari) held the top three spots in GTD. Seven cars remained on the lead lap.

Andrew Evans in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry held an 18-lap advantage over the only other car in the LMP2 class.

There was a nagging threat of rain for most of the afternoon. Portions of the track got wet, but it was never enough to necessitate the use of the grooved tires. As temperatures began to drop, the race settled into a comfortable, but rapid pace.

With three hours remaining on the clock, the sun began to set to change the handling of the cars for the final time in the race.

Between the 6-hour mark and 8 hours, several teams went behind the wall, including Bryan Sellers in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini (GTD), the No. 19 Moorespeed Audi of Andrew Davis (GTD) and Oliver Jarvis in the No. 77 Mazda Team Joest Prototype. They were able to rejoin and there were no retirements through the 8-hour, 30-minute mark. Just as the clock edged closer to the nine-hour mark, the No. 19 car had to call it quits. Sellers was also behind the wall.

The fewest retirements in the history of this race was three in 2009.

Meyer Shank Racing’s all-female team continued to remain in contention as the final car on the same lap as the GTD leader. Katherine Legge took over the #57 Acura from Ana Beatriz just before the 9-hour mark.

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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