Daytona 24 Hours: Ganassi heads Action Express at halfway point

Ganassi's #02 Riley-Ford held a narrow lead over Action Express as the 2014 Daytona 24 Hours passed its halfway point

Daytona 24 Hours: Ganassi heads Action Express at halfway point

Action Express's #5 Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP driven by Christian Fittipaldi, Sebastien Bourdais, and Joao Barbosa had exchanged the lead with Ganassi's Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Marino Franchitti and Kyle Larson throughout the first 12 hours of the race.

A pitstop for Fittipaldi dropped his car to sixth just before the halfway mark, but the sister Action Express entry driven by Burt Frisselle was right on Dixon's tail in an on-track battle for the lead.

The Corvette DPs of Wayne Taylor Racing and Spirit of Daytona held third and fourth, with Michael Shank Racing's Riley-Ford completing the top five.

The Muscle Milk/Pickett ORECA-Nissan was the leading LMP2 car in seventh, two laps adrift.

Ganassi's second car fell 33 laps down following an accident.

CORE Autosport's Porsches ran one-two in GTLM, with the team also leading in PC.

Level 5 Ferrari driver Townsend Bell and the NGT Porsche of Kuba Giermaziak were battling for the GTD lead.

Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli remain in hospital under observation after their huge crash on Saturday afternoon, with Gidley undergoing arm and leg surgery in the early hours.

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