Angelelli talks about his triple stint at Daytona

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Max Angelelli, No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP), met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway following his first three driving stints in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Max Angelelli:“As everybody could see I did three stints. At the beginning of my first stint I really took my time, very patient, just stayed behind to look around at what happened. I felt the car was pretty balanced, good fast and it was too risky to take those people and they were already racing like the final hour. When I got the opportunity I went by.

#10 VelocityWW Corvette DP: Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor, Ryan Hunter-Reay
#10 VelocityWW Corvette DP: Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor, Ryan Hunter-Reay

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

"Our guys, the Velocity Worldwide team had an excellent, exceptional pit stop both times. That really helped because we overtook so many cars in the pit. The final stint, my third stint, I could stay with the No. 01 for half of a stint, but it was too quick in the straight. As soon as I loose contact there was no chance. Our car Corvette is really good, very well balanced and we’ll see.”

THEY MADE A CHANGE TO THE RESTRICTOR THAT YOU ARE USING COULD YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE AT ALL? “No, I didn’t know. Did they change? No feeling at all. I mean if change is 0.000001 millimeter is not a change. They need to be released, just look at the top speed it is very simple.”

THIS IS REALLY SOME TEAM. YOU ARE HERE WITH JORDAN TAYLOR WHO IS ONE OF OUR VERY BEST GRAND-AM DRIVERS FOR A FEW SEASONS IN GT AND NOW IN DP AS WELL AS THE INDYCAR CHAMPION RYAN HUNTER-REAY. WHAT KIND OF TEAM IS THIS AND WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL? “I’m very proud to share the car with Jordan (Taylor) and Ryan Hunter-Reay the champion in IndyCar. We have two great drivers it’s just fantastic. In talking to Jordan he says if he cannot make it in racing he is going to Hollywood (laughs). He has an option open.”

WE HEARD THIS IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS BEEN ABLE TO SEE YOU RACE OVER HERE IN THE 24 HOUR. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE EMOTIONS THAT YOU HAVE KNOWING THAT THEY ARE HERE WATCHING YOU TONIGHT? “It was strange for me it was the first time ever. My kids, who are 9 and 5 they only, discover I was a race car driver last year. So, 8 years, 4 years for the other one, they didn’t know. They thought I was a mechanic and I was working on Wayne Taylor car. My wife it’s her first time here ever all three of them. I’m looking forward to seeing them and asking them how they are feeling.”

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Tags angelelli, corvette, daytona, grandam, hunter-reay, rolex24, wayne taylor