All Photos in this post courtesy of Vincent Anderson
The DPi class saw the Acuras of Meyer Shank Racing with Curb Agajanian and Wayne Taylor Racing lead the two practices on the first day of The Roar before the 24. Just 0.4 seconds separated the first four cars of the top class. Indycar champion Alex Palou was third quickest in a Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac. The other Ganassi car was fourth with Earl Bamber driving.
Tom Blomqvist reeled off a series of quick laps late in the afternoon practice to secure the top spot for the number 60 car, which will have Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud also driving. Felipe Albuquerque had the fastest time in the Number 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura. Alexander Rossi is a team member.
In the GTD Pro class, Mirko Bortolotti led the afternoon session in the number 63 Lamborghini Huracan.
Raffaelle Marciello led GTD practice in the number 75 Mercedes.
Wickens on Track
Robert Wickens returned to the track yesterday and turned the fastest lap of the Elantra tube video shows him leaving the pits.
I admit I got a little choked up watching this.
Today is qualifying for the qualifying race tomorrow. The 100 minute race begins at 2:05 EST and is streamed on Peacock.
Prototype Challenge races today and is on television:
Round 1 – Prototype Challenge (Available In The United States On Peacock) 12:05 PM to 3:05 PM ET
Round 1 – Daytona International Speedway