Daytona 24: AJR/Emory Thursday report

Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports on Pole for 24 at Daytona Daytona Beach, Florida -- Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports will start the 44th running of the Grand American Rolex Series Presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona...

Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports on Pole for 24 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Florida -- Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports will start the 44th running of the Grand American Rolex Series Presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona from pole position on Saturday.

Lucas Luhr drove the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Emory Motorsports/Porsche Crawford to the front row of the grid by posting a time of 1:44.009 and an average speed of 123 mph around the modified oval at the World Center of Racing. The German was not able to best the teams fastest practice time of three weeks ago, a lap of 1:43.431.

"The car was really good and the weather conditions could not have been better for our pole run," said Luhr. "I went out early and was with some fast cars that were behaving and was able to turn a pretty good time. A few laps later when my tires really started to come in I was held up by a couple of guys, I had a few more tenths in the car and I really would have liked to get back into the 43s but the pole is a good result. The team has put a lot of work into this car since they received it in November. Since my first laps in this new car I have been really comfortable, it is easy to drive fast and the Porsche power will be very helpful with all of the traffic come Saturday. We need to focus on getting a good setup on the car so we can maximize our opportunities in traffic."

For Alex Job this is his first pole position at Daytona. "This is a nice reward for the team, we have been really working hard to get this unproven Porsche/Crawford package debugged for our run at the 24. Crawford and Xtrac have really done a great job to support this effort. This is the only Porsche/Crawford combination in the race, which creates some unknown factors. We have been able to overcome those with a great deal of work and diligence from everyone involved. Lucas did a nice job to back up all of our fast practice times and put it on the pole. The pole is nice, but the payout we are looking for is Sunday at noon."

Speed TV will broadcast more than 14 hours of the 24 Hours at Daytona. The first segment will air with the start of the race on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST and run air until 6:00 p.m., they will return at 8:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 p.m. On Sunday the show will resume at 8:00 a.m. and run the finish at 12:30 p.m.

The team's Daytona effort will be sponsored by Shred-it; the world's leading on site document destruction company. The team will also feature partners adidas and charity Limbs for Life.

Alex Job Racing and Emory Motorsports
Alex Job will provide the technical experience, research and development and team management that have won Alex Job Racing many races and championships. Rod Emory will provide the development and management of marketing and hospitality for sponsors and partners which has been the benchmark of success for Emory Motorsports.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Lucas Luhr , Rod Emory , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing