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SCOTT PRUETT SCORES ROLEX 24 POLE, CHIP GANASSI RACING SWEEPS FRONT ROW

Nick Tandy, Shane Lewis Earn GT, GX Poles

Scott Pruett captured his third career pole position at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Thursday, a 1:40.553Scott Gannasi (127.455 mph) lap at Daytona International Raceway. Going for a record-tying fifth overall victory in the race, Pruett won the TOTAL Pole Award driving the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley.

The gap back to Scott Dixon in the second-place No. 02 Target TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing entry was just 0.093 seconds. Dane Cameron qualified third for Team Sahlen’s at 1:41.213 (126.624 mph) in the No. 42 BMW/Riley.

Nick Tandy won his first Rolex Series GT pole with a lap of 1:47.631 (119.074 mph) in the No. 32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit Porsche GT3. The reigning Porsche Cup winner was 0.197 seconds clear of Andy Lally – last year’s GT race-winner – in Magnus Racing’s No. 44 Porsche GT3. Sean Edwards qualified third for MOMO/NGT Motorsport in the No. 32 Porsche GT3 at 1:48.007 (118.659 mph)

Shane Lewis is in the record books as the first pole-winner in GX. He set a time of 1:54.606 (111.827 mph)in Porsche Napleton Racing’s No. 16 Porsche Cayman. Ryan Eversley qualified second at 1:58.221 (108.407 mph) in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman. Andrew Carbonell was third for Freedom Autosport/SpeedSource in its No. 25 Mazda 6 at 2:00.740 (106.145 mph).

Source Grand Am
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