Number 31 of Whelen Engineering, who won the qualifying race and led for the first hours dropped to the back of the DPi class, now driven by Chase Elliott. It is the JDC-Miller car number 5 driven by Vautier who’s currently at the lead.
Number 1 of Cadillac Chip Ganassi driven by Kevin Magnussen was in second place through the stint, with №3 from Konica behind him.
In the LMP2s it was the Number 18 of Era Motorsport driven by Tilley at the lead in the first stages of the stint. №8 of Tower Motorsport driven by Buret was behind him.
Car number 20 of High Class Racing driven by Fjordbach suffered mechanical problems early in the race and later retired with only 56 laps.
The LMP3 field was really scattered around, with Spencer Pigot leading the class during the stint in the number 74 of Riley Motorsports. Behind him was the №33 of Sean Creech driven by Willsey. They were sitting 20th and 21st in the overall standings, with the next car from the class sitting 34th, it being Hoerr with Mehlner Motorsports, followed by McCusker with the №91 of Riley Motorsports sitting fifth in the class, but 44th overall.
In the GTDs, Turner Motorsports suffered a big blow during a pit stop as the car, driven by Read, drove off the box with the fuel hose still connected, breaking it and causing fuel leakage and almost hitting a crew member. The entry was then given a drive-through penalty for the incident.
The team later released a statement saying that James, the crew member who was on the fuel hose, is in good shape. They also said the penalty was “absolutely” deserved.
Kirkwood from Vasser Sullivan’s №14 led the stint with №57 from Winward Racing driven by Dontje behind. However, this did not last long, as the number 57 battled hard with the 14 and overtook him at the 20-hour mark.
The battles on track continued during the stint and here are the results by the 18 hour and 8 minute mark:
1- NUMBER 5 — BOURDAIS / VAUTIER / DUVAL — Mustang Sampling / JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac
2- NUMBER 1 — VAN DER ZANDE / DIXON / MAGNUSSEN — Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac
3- NUMBER 10 —TAYLOR / ALBUQUERQUE / ROSSI / CASTRONEVES — Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05
1- NUMBER 11 — THOMAS / NUÑEZ / MERRILL / BELL — WIN Autosport
2- NUMBER 82 — LUX / DEFRANCESCO / SCHILLER / MIES — DragonSpeed USA LLC
3- NUMBER 8 — FARANO / AUBRY / VAXIVIÉRE / BURET — Tower Motorsport
1- NUMBER 74 — ROBINSON / ANDREWS / ASKEW / PIGOT — Riley Motorsports
2- NUMBER 33 — BARBOSA / WILLSEY / CLAIRAY / BOYD — Sean Creech Motorsport
3- NUMBER 6 — KRANZ / HORR / KOCH / MCALEER — Muehlner Motorsports America
1- NUMBER 4 — MILNER / TANDY / SIMS — Corvette Racing
2- NUMBER 3 — GARCIA / TAYLOR / CATSBURG — Corvette Racing
3- NUMBER 25 — DE PHILLIPPI / ENG / SPENGLER / GLOCK — BMW Team RLL
1- NUMBER 16 — LONG / HAYLEN / BACHLER / HINDMAN — Wright Motorsports
2- NUMBER 1 — SELLERS / SNOW / CALDARELLI / LEWIS — Paul Miller Racing
3- NUMBER 23 —JAMES / DE ANGELIS / TURNER / GUNN — Heart of Racing Team