If you, like me, have been champing at the bit for some sports car racing action, then you need to check out this video from YouTuber Lanky Turtle, who spent some time walking the paddock at Daytona yesterday.
Oliver Pla set the quickest time in Roar Before the 24 practice, a 1:39.445 lap in the Michael shank Racing #60 Ligier JS P2 Honda. Interesting that a P2 car should be leading the lap charts so far. Jordan Taylor set the fastest DP lap, a 1:40.474.
The most notable performance of the day came from Canadian rich kid Lance Stroll, who made it to turn 6 of his out lap before a spin in the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing number 01 Riley-Ford. The resulting impact damaged the front end enough that the car did not return to the track.
When it was announced last week that the crash prone 17 year old would be joining the Ganassi squad, many critics asked the question, “How many laps until Stroll stuffs the car” on social media. The answer was less than one.
There was a bit of excitement from the Corvette pit, as the #4 car suffered a small fire when fuel escaped the check valve and ignited.