With 5 P2 cars in the top 5 positions (the P1 car of Tom Kristensen is in 6th)Marco Andretti takes to his Andretti Green Racing Acura in 9th position. For endurance racing this is unusual as not only have P1 teams got the backing from the factories but their speed and reliability usually mean that they lead the race.

It will not be long before the sun sinks and things will then really start to hot up.

[Photo courtesy of American Le Mans Series]