MOTORSPORT.COM: Rossi says Acura “absolutely” could have won in the dry

January 27, 2019

Alexander Rossi believes that his #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 could definitely have won the Rolex 24 at Daytona had the race stayed dry.

Although the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs of Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing appeared to be very slightly stronger than the two Acuras toward the end of a stint, in the dry, the combinations of Rossi/Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor and Juan Pablo Montoya/Dane Cameron/Simon Pagenaud appeared able to limit their deficit.

Combined, the two ARX-05s led one-third of the 593 laps.

“For sure, they were definitely stronger than us in the wet,” Rossi told Motorsport.com. “I don’t know if we have an explanation for that, but it was pretty clear.

“In the heavy downpour we were OK but it was that point that...

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