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Rolex 24 update: Loic Duval leads as Kyle Busch runs double stint

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Saturday has officially turned to Sunday in Florida, and several cars and drivers are still in contention for the victory in Rolex 24 at Daytona as the race nears its halfway point.

Loic Duval is the current overall leader, while Ryan Briscoe runs in the second position.

Meanwhile, Kyle Busch is back on track in the No. 14 GTD entry for AIM Vasser Sullivan. Busch is competing in the second of a double stint for the team, and is currently running ninth in the GTD class.

As of 1:25 am ET, the leaders are:

DPi:

  1. No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing, Cadillac DPi, Loic Duval
  2. No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing, Cadillac DPi, Ryan Briscoe
  3. No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing, Cadillac DPi, Felipe Albuquerque

LMP2:

  1. No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports, ORECA LMP2 07, Nick Boulle
  2. No. 81 Dragonspeed USA, ORECA LMP2 07, Colin Braun
  3. No. 18 Era Motorsport, ORECA LMP2 07, Dwight Merriman

GTLM:

  1. No. 24 BMW Rahal Letterman Lanigan, BMW M8 GTE, John Edwards
  2. No. 912 Porsche GT Team, Porsche 911 RSR-19, Laurens Vanthoor
  3. No. 911 Porsche GT Team, Porsche 911 RSR-19, Nick Tandy

GTD:

  1. No. 48 Paul Miller Racing, Lamborghini Huracan GT3, Bryan Sellers
  2. No. 88 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport, Audi RB LMS GT3, Mirko Bortolotti
  3. No. 63 Sucderia Corsa, Ferrari 488 GT3, Toni Vilander

Live coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona continues on NBCSN until 3 a.m. ET. Fans can also watch all remaining coverage on NBC Sports Gold’s Trackpass.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.