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Guy Cosmo and Bobby Labonte Head To Barber Motorsport Park Guy Cosmo will team again with NASCAR Champion, Bobby Labonte as the formidable duo take on the challenging Barber Motorsports Park for this weekend's Grand American Rolex Series Porsche...

Guy Cosmo and Bobby Labonte Head To Barber Motorsport Park

Guy Cosmo will team again with NASCAR Champion, Bobby Labonte as the formidable duo take on the challenging Barber Motorsports Park for this weekend's Grand American Rolex Series Porsche 250.

Driving for Spirit of Daytona in the #09 MarineMax Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype, Guy expressed confidence in the growing relationship with his co-driver, Labonte and in the commitment demonstrated by the Spirit of Daytona team.

"I can't say enough about this team," expressed Cosmo. "Since our run at the Brumos Porsche 250 last month in Daytona, the team has done a thorough rebuild of the car. They've literally gone bumper to bumper and solicited feedback every step of the way. I think Bobby and I can climb behind the wheel this weekend with confidence and know the team has given us 100% effort. We should definitely see the #09 car running with the lead pack."

"I'm also really enjoying the chance to work with Bobby," Cosmo continued. "He really wants to do well at this and continually digging for information and sharing ideas. It's really encouraging to drive with someone who knows how to win. The car and the type of racing doesn't distract him... he is extremely methodical and a true professional. This is a great experience for me."

Cosmo had a chance to shake down the 09 MarineMax Prototype a few weeks ago at Barber and was happy with its showing.

"We have made great progress on the team's consistency and structure. Our test at Barber helped to get a handle on the car and we should have a great performance Sunday afternoon. I am thrilled to have MarineMax back on board for this event. MarineMax is a very loyal and enthusiastic sponsor and it is great to work with them."

Barber is a challenging 2.3mile course. Its elevation changes and technical turns suits Cosmo's smooth style perfectly.

"This is my kind of track," noted Cosmo. "It's definitely a drivers track and a track that pays dividends if you drive it smart and stay smooth. It's a track I view myself as having an advantage. Bobby has driven here before too. We won the SunTrust Improve Your Position Award by overtaking 11 competitors during the night race at Daytona, so we're both convinced we can maintain that momentum here."

Guy Cosmo's extensive background with open-wheel formula cars and sports prototypes has earned him a reputation as one of the most successful and versatile young racing drivers in North America. The 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year ranks among the top- level road racers in the world. He has earned overall racing titles and major successes in many disciplines including karting, Formula Ford, Formula 2000, Star Mazda, Toyota Atlantic, Grand American and American Le Mans. You can learn more about Guy Cosmo at www.guycosmo.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Guy Cosmo