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Heavily favored Ganassi teams regroup in Rolex 24

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chip Ganassi Racing is still in control of the Rolex 24 at Daytona despite an overnight setback that sent one of its two cars to the garage.

Early morning fog at Daytona International Speedway led to a nearly three-hour caution. When racing resumed, three-time Rolex winner Scott Pruett passed Buddy Rice to put Ganassi's No. 01 BMW Riley back into the lead with a little over seven hours remaining.

Dario Franchitti then worked Ganassi's No. 02 into second place.

It was another comeback for the No. 02 entry, which suffered two blown right rear tires in the early stages of the twice around-the-clock endurance race.

Then while leading, Juan Pablo Montoya struck debris entering the pits overnight and the car had to go to the garage to change the front end. The team lost two laps while completing the work.