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Action Express has setback at Rolex 24

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Defending winner Action Express Racing suffered a setback one third of the way through the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the car lost fuel pressure with Joao Barbosa behind the wheel.

The No. 5 Corvette DP was running second when it came to a stop at Daytona International Speedway right before the nine-hour mark of the twice-round-the-clock endurance race. Barbosa waited in the cockpit for a tow truck driver to arrive and pull the car back to the garage.

"It wouldn't drive at all," team manager Gary Nelson said. "We fixed it in the dark, so we couldn't get a very good look at it. We found a connector that wasn't connecting, so we re-connected it, but we're pretty sure it's going to take some more work."

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