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"It was a pretty good fight," said Henzler. "We were pretty equal out there. We had a little problem with fuel conservation, and with a long green flag run, we got caught out. I had an incident during my stint when a car spun in front of me and I had to go off into the grass. As a result, I had a problem with my nose, causing a big understeer."

"Finishing second is a bit disappointing," said Liddell. "We've known all season that the championship will go down to the wire, and it's frustrating because we could've conserved a little more fuel and still won the race. But, the good thing has been the reliability of the car. The Porsche has been great all year. We've made some mistakes to give away a couple of races, but it's nice knowing that it's not the car."

Ian James and Eric Lux finished third in the #74 Rembrandt Charms Porsche GT3, the best finish of the season for 18-year-old Lux. The previous best finish for Lux was seventh, three different times with regular co-driver Charles Espenlaub. James also finished third in the U.S. Sports Car Invitational with Ryan Hunter-Reay.

The third Tafel Racing machine, the #73 NEC Porsche GT3 of team owner Jim Tafel and Andrew Davis, finished fourth, followed by the #17 Minestar Solutions/Tim Hortons/SAMAX Porsche GT3 of Canadians Greg Wilkins and Dave Lacey.

One championship contender that did encounter problems was the #64 TRG/iRise Pontiac GTO.R of Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards. The duo came into the race just nine points behind Liddell and Henzler, but mechanical problems in the Brumos Porsche 250 relegated the machine to a 16th-place GT finish. The tandem leaves Daytona 26 points in arrears of the #72 duo with 373 markers.


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