Yep, looks like they will be restarting the race and do a final 15 laps, with the first 2 will be under yellow. Roger Penske (the race's promoter) says they are using the same compound as used in Daytona.
For the eastcoast this race is on ESPNNEWS right now.
I had nothing recorded on the DVR so I was actually watching a few min of Nascar on Sunday while I ate some lunch and saw of of the cars start to drift at 160mph and then recover, that was the best thing I have ever seen in a Nascar race.
I then finished my lunch, turned off TV and went about doing more important things with my day.
I have to give kudos to Toyota. This is more of a fight than I ever thought it would be. I'm pleasantly surprised at the Toyota's speed and how well their strategy is keeping them up front. It is quite exciting. It is early yet, so we'll see how it shakes out in the long run.
His situational awareness is totally fail. On the restart he swerved far right trying to get the Audis, and found out that the Delta Wing that had been JUST IN FRONT OF HIS FRAKKING EYES was occupying the space he was going for. Totally stupid hurr durr idiot rookie mistake.
I am worried NASCAR will try to strangle the diversity and innovation coming from ALMS, but perhaps they will actually work with the ACO.
In reply to S1apSh0es, #5695: The prototypes would destroy the DPs. Not even close. I believe I was reading something saying that the GT cars in ALMS (not of the Challenge variety) are roughly as fast as the DPs.
This is true. Current ACO GT cars are nearly as fast as DP's and significantly faster than Grand-Am GT's. Grand-Am GT's are a bit slower than GT3 machinery, which is roughly what the GTC cars in ALMS are.
While all is somewhat speculative and if it happens it could be very different from what we might envision, it seems likely that a GT3 spec would be the most sensible for both to go to. I believe even the ACO is moving in that direction for GT cars. That specification has proven to be very popular with manufacturers, so all the big players currently involved would still be happy and it would bring more into the fold.
Prototypes? I have no idea. The big kicker is going to be cars that are safe and (IIRC?) kept below 200 MPH on Daytona's banked sections. So, that means prototurtles. Things could be done to make the bodywork look better, but they will be slow. Unless something else comes down the pike, I think this would mean an end to fast prototypes stateside.