Daytona 24: Krohn/TRG Friday report

new colors Jimmy Morales and his long-time sponsors TracFone and Telcel joined Krohn Racing/TRG this week. Morales is driving the No. 67 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI with Nic Jonsson, Tracy Krohn, Buddy Rice and Boris Said. His car carries the...

new colors

Jimmy Morales and his long-time sponsors TracFone and Telcel joined Krohn Racing/TRG this week. Morales is driving the No. 67 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI with Nic Jonsson, Tracy Krohn, Buddy Rice and Boris Said. His car carries the Telcel colors; the team's No. 66 Riley, driven by Jorg Bergmeister, Oliver Gavin and Max Papis, features TracFone.

"I feel great with the team," Morales said. "They are putting a lot of effort in these brand-new cars. I think we have a very good opportunity to do well in the race because the car feels extremely good -- a very good engine, very good chassis. I drove this race last year and I drove the night race, also [in July] with the same chassis and I like this race track, so I think we have a very good chance."

chocolate or ice cream?

Boris Said will compete in 12 NASCAR Nextel Cup stock-car races this season, after many years of excelling in sports-car racing events like the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

"They're both fun, just different, like eating chocolate or eating ice cream," he said. "I like NASCAR because of the speed -- I'd never gone through the banking that fast before and it was a riot! But the infield course [used in the Rolex 24] is fun, too. I think the hardest thing I'm going to have to think about next week is not turning into the infield when I'm in my Nextel Cup car. They're both fun; it's like my two favorite things in the world."

multilingual force

The Krohn Racing/TRG drivers and their teammates at TRG and TRG East speak 14 languages -- Danish, English, Flemish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. The drivers say they are also fluent in dialects -- American uh-huh, Canadian eh, redneck and Western Pennsylvaniaese.

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Series Grand-Am
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