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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.

Will Power nips Jack Harvey at finish to pace Road America practice

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Will Power led the only IndyCar Road America practice of the weekend Saturday, shooting to the top of the chart on his 22nd and final lap of the session at 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds in his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet.

Dixon knocked Jack Harvey’s No. 60 Dallara-Honda from the top spot (which would have marked the first time that a Meyer-Shank Racing car led practice).

Josef Newgarden, Power’s Team Penske teammate, was third, followed by Felix Rosenqvist and Ryan Hunter-Reay (who went off course late in the session but sustained no damage).

Alex Palou, Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, defending race winner Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward rounded out the top 10 in the practice that preceded a Saturday-Sunday race weekend doubleheader for IndyCar at Road America.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Click here to see who was fastest in the session

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IndyCar tested some new cooling devices with cars from Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske. Several drivers have said the cockpit heat caused by the new aeroscreen was stifling during last week’s GMR Grand Prix, and IndyCar repositioned drink bottles this weekend to keep liquids cool. The pieces tried by IndyCar during the Road America practice won’t be available during the races Saturday and Sunday at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course.

Scott Dixon, who is seeking to open the season with his third consecutive IndyCar victory, was 15th fastest in the 75-minute session. Other notables in Road America practice: Marco Andretti (12th), Simon Pagenaud (19th).

Power is aiming for his second consecutive pole position after qualifying first last week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Qualifying for the REV Group Grand Prix Race #1 will take place at 2:15 p.m. ET (NBCSNNBC Sports Gold).

The broadcast of the IndyCar race at Road America will begin at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.