Corvette Racing arrived in Daytona this week to participate in the Roar Before the 24, an annual 3-day test prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The test weekend is supposed to help teams decide on a setup for the race and get used to the car, however Corvette Racing’s first day on the track appears to have done more harm than good.
While undergoing practice laps, the No. 4 Corvette C7.R caught fire with Tommy Milner behind the wheel. It’s not entirely clear how the inferno started but the No. 4 car appears to be without major structural damage – leading us to believe it wasn’t a crash that sparked the flames.
Luckily some good news did come of this unfortunate incident. Milner was released from the infield medical center without injury and the No. 4 C7.R is expected to return to the track for tomorrow’s session. Let’s hope the team can avoid a similar incident when the Rolex 24 kicks off at the end of the month.