Alex Job Racing drivers Bill Sweedler (Westport, Conn.), Townsend Bell (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Frankie Montecalvo (Highlands, N.J.), and Pierre Kaffer (Germany) have the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 running 13th in the GTD class at the halfway point of the 55th IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The team was served a stop and hold for four minutes for improper wave-by procedure with Bell at the wheel just after the six-hour mark. The team was having radio trouble with arrival cold and rain.
“It is the worst,” Bell said. “Our radio is challenged right now so it is hard to communicate. I got the call to do the pass around. As a driver I do as I am told and I went around. We got it wrong somehow. That is a brutal penalty in this race. We can try to be clever to get back in, but we have work to do. We went down a lap early and were able to get the lap back and race into third and here we are again. Really tough.”
“It’s just the perfect conditions for not rains, not slick tires, it’s right in between,” Sweedler said. “You get one stint out of the rain tires. It is midnight and we are two laps down. We have to try and make up some time so we can be in contention when the sun comes up with still six-hours to go in the race.”
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