DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joao Barbosa held off Max Angelelli on a restart with 8:23 remaining of a 24-hour race to give Action Express Racing its second win in four years at the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Barbosa had driven the No. 5 Corvette to a 13.1-second lead on Sunday when a full-course caution with 21 minutes remaining put the victory in jeopardy. The field was bunched and allowed Angelelli one final chance to give Wayne Taylor Racing the win.
But Barbosa easily pulled away to get the win for teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastian Bourdais.
Wayne Taylor Racing finished second for the second consecutive year. Action Express' second car finished third and Chevrolet swept the podium with three Corvette teams left standing at the end of the twice-around-the-clock endurance race.