Friday, November 17, 2006

Bushwhacking Grand Am

With the Open Wheel racing season drawing to a close, drivers have begun focusing on extra curricular activates in order to keep their driving sharp over the winter break. This includes two former Indy 500 winners signing up for driving duties in the upcoming 2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr. will become part of a 4 driver line-up aboard Michael Shank Racing’s Lexus powered DP. (Daytona Prototype) Castroneves participated in this past weekend’s test posting the 4th quickest time overall. Hornish will join testing in Homestead next month after his second Busch Series race this weekend. Michael Shank’s DP entry finished runner-up overall in last years Rolex 24…

Jeff “Pretty Boy” Gordon will partner Wayne Taylor and Max “The AX” Angelelli behind the controls of the new Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype…

Chip Ganassi’s Open Wheel warriors (ex-IRL Champions) Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon will team with (ex-Indy 500 Champion) MAC Montoya aboard Chip’s Daytona Prototype…

Champ Cars Katherine Legge has also been spotted puriusing the DP ranks in search of a ride. Legge stated that Daytona is definitely one of those races you’d like to be able to check off your list of “must do’s.”

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