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Massive Lexus Blowout Leads To A Delightfully Sketchy Repair At Daytona

The right rear corner of the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3 just got thoroughly whipped by one of its own tires, which disintegrated in spectacular fashion during tonight’s Rolex 24. Of course they’re going to try to patch it back together, but it might be a bit breezy given the holes the tire whipped in the side of the car.

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A large strip of tire flung off the rear corner of the car, which cracked the door and let moisture into the cabin, fogging it up.

The door was quickly replaced, but the rest of it looks much harder to fix. Thus, lots and lots of tape was whipped out to repair holes beaten out of the chassis.

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It’s the only new-to-America Lexus RCF GT3 left. 3GT’s other Lexus was taken out early with five-time Daytona winner Scott Pruett of all people behind the wheel.

Sketchy repairs! Not just for your $200 beater anymore. Remember, kids: tape and zip ties fix everything.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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DISCUSSION

So with 14 and a half hours left who’s planning to watch the whole thing still?

I just poured myself some scotch after taking a break for a little, got my dogs by my side and actually behaving themselves for once, and now I’m ready to stick with this thing till the end.

Also Radio IMSA just said the lead Radio Le Mans guy John is coming in to lead the broadcast for a while so hopefully Fox sticks with that for a while.