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Brumos Racing & Drivers Mark 100th Milestone at Signature Daytona Race Jacksonville, FL: As the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 gets set to celebrate its 100th Daytona Prototype competition, Brumos Racing is...

Brumos Racing & Drivers Mark 100th Milestone at Signature Daytona Race

Jacksonville, FL: As the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 gets set to celebrate its 100th Daytona Prototype competition, Brumos Racing is making history of its own at the Brumos Porsche 250 in Daytona this year. Brumos, instrumental in kicking off the DP program in 2003, is the only team in the Rolex Series to have competed in every one of those one hundred DP races. And although Darren Law did not join David Donohue as a full-time Brumos driver until 2004, Law drove in each DP race of 2003, and so will join Donohue in marking the 100th race milestone at Daytona.

Hurley Haywood, whose racing success through the years has made Brumos a household name, is proud of the role his team has played in the development of the series. "Brumos is one of a few teams that got on board with the Daytona Prototype program in the beginning," he said. "Both our #58 and #59 cars competed in each race through 2009. We are running only our #59 car this season, but Brumos is the only team that has been in every DP race. We also have the only two drivers in the series starting their 100th race and it is fitting that it will be at the Brumos Porsche 250. We are really proud of Darren and David and we are fortunate to have them both on board. We have seen some setbacks this season, but in the past when that has happened, our team just digs in, gets the job done and makes the turn. I hope the Brumos Porsche 250 will prove to be our turnaround race this year and we can put the #59 Brumos Porsche back in the front at Daytona."

Always happy to return to Daytona is one of 2009's Brumos Rolex 24 winners, David Donohue. "To me, the Brumos Porsche 250 is like going back home," he said. "I always look forward to racing at Daytona we have always had a good setup there. This season we've had some struggles at some of the other tracks getting the car consistently competitive, but for Daytona we will have a really good starting point. It's great that the Rolex Series will mark their 100th competition at the Brumos 250 race Darren and I are honored to be celebrating our 100th DP start there along with Brumos. This is going to be a great event for us personally, as well as for our team. We hope to have a great outcome for all of the Brumos fans who will be there cheering us and the #59 on."

The 2010 event will mark the 28th year for the annual gathering of loyal Brumos fans who are expected to turn out in record numbers for this year's competition. As Haywood explained, "Daytona is the traditional home of our `Brumos Boosters Brigade' and we are happy to be hosting them again this year. We always invite our customers, employees, family and friends to come out and join us for a day of really great racing. We have several air conditioned suites set aside on the back straight for them this year. We will also be introducing the new 2011 Porsche Cayenne at the event and representatives from Porsche Cars N.A. will be on hand. After the race our drivers will be stopping by to visit with everyone and give them rides in the new Cayennes. It will be a fun time and is our way of thanking everyone for supporting Brumos year-round."

The Brumos Porsche 250 will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at Daytona International Speedway. The 2.5 hour race will start at 11:00 AM ET, and will be broadcast by tape delay on SPEED TV with coverage beginning at 1:00 PM ET.

-source: brumos racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Hurley Haywood , Darren Law , David Donohue