DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The pole-winning GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing team has been involved in an accident right before the three-hour mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Memo Gidley was behind the wheel of the No. 99 Corvette when it apparently came upon the slower Ferrari driven by Matteo Malucelli. The cars were heading into the kink in the infield portion of Daytona International Speedway and driving into the glare of the sun.
Malucelli's car had lost power and his team says he radioed he was pulling out of the way as the cars headed into a high-speed turn.
Emergency workers appeared to be cutting away portions of Gidley's car to remove the driver. Malucelli was placed onto a stretcher and loaded into a waiting ambulance.
The race was red-flagged.