The Daytona 24 Hours results showed that Wayne Taylor's Cadillac won his way due to a contact with the Albuquerque. The contact gave him four more seconds to and maintained his lead over the remaining laps. Was it a fair play?
The Race. The WTR Cadillac driven by Ricky Taylor was first behind Albuquerque when the race went green for its final time. However, Taylor closed in on the lead, made an opportunistic move, and turned drastically when there were four more laps to go. Because of this move, his nose was near the rear wheels of Albuquerque to which the latter turned into a spun. After the contact occurred, Taylor then gained a four-second lead. He maintained the lead during the last four laps, reported Motor Sport.
The Wayne Taylor racing team was able to get ahead in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race. However, it had been trailing behind the final hour which made it a battle of the Cadillacs. Taylor had the inside lane but could not complete the pass; thus the turn. IMSA then reviewed his move if it would warrant a penalty. However, a penalty was not issued.
The Results. The Daytona 24 Hours results labeled the Wayne Taylor team's first victory for the brothers. In fact, they were labeled as two of the most talented sports-car racers in America along with Max Angelelli, reported LA Times. The team was also powerful due to the presence of Jeff Gordon, the retired NASCAR racer who already got a taste of the Rolex title for the first time. Gordon, despite his prior participation in the race in 2007, only acquired the victory this year.
Although the Daytona 24 Hours race crowned the victory to a smooth move by Ricky Taylor, it was deemed to be a fair move as IMSA did not issue a penalty for such. At the end of the day, the team was happy that they got to win their first title in the competition.