Did you know the Rolex 24 at Daytona is almost here? The Grand-Am series will begin a new season this weekend and Speed HD will be carrying approximately 13 hours of live racing coverage starting at 11:30am PST on Saturday morning. The network will carry the race up until 7pm PST and then resume at 6am PST on Sunday morning until the race concludes.
I’ll be rooting for McDreamy (aka Patrick Dempsey) and his Dempsey Racing team as they defend their Rolex 24 at Daytona championship in the hotly contested GT division in their Mazda RX-8. This year there’s 45 other GT entries so McDreamy and his crew will have their work cut out for them this time.
NASCAR drivers competing in this year’s event include Juan Pablo Montoya, Christian Fittipaldi, Michael McDowell, Max Papis, A.J. Allmendinger, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Travis Pastrama, Michael Waltrip and Boris Said.
A contingent from Corvette Racing that includes Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen will drive the #90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette in the DP (Daytona Prototype) division. And let’s not forget AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, who will be one of four drivers in the #50 BMW/Riley prototype.
It should be a fun weekend of racing and I can’t wait!