"Scott obviously had a winning car," Burt Frisselle said. "There were places on the track where you could definitely make up time on him, but he really pushed hard - he did a heck of a job."
Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor finished third in the #10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara. It marked Taylor's first career podium finish.
Darren Law and David Donohue finished fourth in the #59 Brumos.com Porsche Riley, followed by Jon Fogarty and Gurney. Ryan Dalziel teamed with Mike Forest to finish sixth in the #8 Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley.
After four races, Pruett and Rojas hold 21-point lead over Dalziel in the Daytona Prototype standings (137-116).
In GT, Lally made his move on a call by TRG team owner Kevin Buckler to stay out with the #66 AXA Porsche GT3 after the second caution flag waved, moving from seventh position to take second. He took the lead shortly after the restart and led the final 25 circuits. It was Lally's 21st career victory and first for Ballou.
Bill Auberlen, who took over from Paul Dalla Lana in the #94 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 at the 45 minute mark, pressured Lally down the stretch. The two ran side-by-side with two laps remaining before making contact. Auberlen spun through the grass, and recovered to finish eighth.
Lally then held off Jeff Segal by 0.712 seconds, ending the two-race winning streak of Segal and Emil Assentato in the SpeedSource #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8.
"Kevin made a great call," Lally said. "We stayed out under the second to get the wave by, then the pit crew had a lightning stop that got us out in front of the pace car. Bill was coming up on us a second a lap. We raced as clean as we could. I just held my ground - I wasn't going to give more than an inch. To celebrate my 100th race with a win was monumental."
Segal's crew made a similar call after the team had been struggling throughout the weekend and running tenth.
Paul Edwards and Scott Russell finished third in the #07 Airjax.com Corvette after running in or near the top three throughout the race. It was the first podium finish for Russell, a world superbike champion and five-time winner of America's leading motorcycle race - the Daytona 200 By Honda - before moving to four-wheeled competition.
The two cars to beat in GT were the #30 IDEMITSU/3Dimensional.com Mazda RX-8 of Jordan Taylor and Todd Lamb, and the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 of Jonathan Bomarito and Sylvain Tremblay. Taylor won the pole and led the opening 21 circuits, with Lamb talking over and leading 29 laps. Both teams opted to return to their starting drivers on their second pit stop, but Taylor and Bomarito were caught back in the pack and were unable to get back into contention. They finished sixth and ninth, respectively.
John Potter and Craig Stanton finished fourth in the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3, followed by James Gue and Leh Keen in the #41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle Mazda RX-8.