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GUY COSMO JOINS GIDLEY AND MCDOWELL FOR SEASON-ENDING DISCOUNT TIRE SUNCHASER AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK MOORESVILLE, NC (August 4, 2006) -- Finlay Motorsports announced earlier today that Guy Cosmo will return to the seat of the ...

GUY COSMO JOINS GIDLEY AND MCDOWELL FOR SEASON-ENDING DISCOUNT TIRE SUNCHASER AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK

MOORESVILLE, NC (August 4, 2006) -- Finlay Motorsports announced earlier today that Guy Cosmo will return to the seat of the No.19 Playboy/Uniden/Palms Ford-powered Daytona Prototype machine for the season-ending Discount Tire Sunchaser 9-hour at Miller Motorsports Park the weekend of September 2nd.

Guy Cosmo, believed to be one of the most successful and versatile young racing talents around will share the driving duties with Memo Gidley and Michael McDowell for the final round of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Series Presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve.

Cosmo filled in for Memo Gidley earlier this season, after Gidley was injured in an incident during the morning warm up for the inaugural Crown Royal Daytona Prototype Challenge on the streets of Long Beach. Co-driving with Michael McDowell at Virginia International Raceway, Laguna Seca Raceway and Phoenix International Raceway Cosmo helped the team score three top-10 finishes in a row. (Virginia -- 4th, Laguna -- 4th, Phoenix -- 6th)

"I'm thrilled to be back behind the wheel of the Playboy/Uniden/Palms car," said Guy Cosmo. "We had a great run together earlier this year and I'm looking forward to continuing the success at Miller. I've never been to the Miller Motorsports Park facility but my teammates Memo and Michael participated in a two day test there in June so I'm sure they'll get me up to speed quickly. I've really enjoyed my friendship with Michael, he's a great guy to work with and I'm looking forward to driving with Memo instead of filling in for him. It should be a great weekend!"

With overall racing talent and major successes including the 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year, the 2002 Star Mazda North American Championship and the 1997 Formula Ford 1600 Southeast Division Championship Cosmo was an easy choice for the 9-hour event at Miller.

"It's a great opportunity to bring Guy back," said Steve Cameron, Team President. "He did an exceptional job filling in for Memo and he's just a great fit with our team. I think it should be a strong driver line-up and a good opportunity for us to finish out the season on top."

Guy will next compete at Watkins Glen International Raceway on August 11th co-driving with Bobby Labonte at Spirit of Daytona Racing, where they will share the weekend with the NASCAR Busch and Nextel Cup Series.

-www.guycosmo.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Memo Gidley , Guy Cosmo , Michael McDowell , Steve Cameron