Daytona II: Guy Cosmo race report

Guy Cosmo Teams With Marc-Antoine Camirand For A Top-10 Finish at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 3, 2008) - Spirit of Daytona Racing's Thursday night finish in the Brumos Porsche 250 marked a significant improvement over the season opening...

Guy Cosmo Teams With Marc-Antoine Camirand For A Top-10 Finish at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 3, 2008) - Spirit of Daytona Racing's Thursday night finish in the Brumos Porsche 250 marked a significant improvement over the season opening 15th place finish at the 2008 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Drivers Guy Cosmo and Marc-Antoine Camirand placed 10th overall coming back from a disappointing qualifying to add to the continuing legacy of the V8 Porsche-Coyote.

Cosmo ran as high as 7th place in the No. 09 Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote noting the car was much improved over their qualifying setup.

"This was a much better race car than we really had all day," said Cosmo. "I was working as hard as I could, driving every lap like qualifying. But we ran into a problem with our right rear tire in practice and then again in the race tonight, and it got to be a real handful. I'm not sure if the issue was just debris or what, but we weren't the only ones."

Camirand took over from Cosmo and moved the car back through the order to bring the car home in 10th. The finish equaled the best race finish this season for the Porsche V8-Coyote combination.

Although he had hoped for more, team owner Troy Flis was reasonably satisfied with the Daytona run.

"That was an ok run for us-not great, but at least ok," said Flis. "We got a little unlucky on the radio and missing pit lane during that second caution on the lap that we should have come in. But we've just got to keep working at it. We were faster than the (No.) 16 car and pretty close to the (No.) 23, so we know we are on the right path with this car. We were really frustrated to finish outside of the top ten at the Glen, so at least we came home with a lead lap car in tenth tonight. But this was another day of us getting more knowledge with this car and we should be better still at Barber."

-credit: gc

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Marc-Antoine Camirand , Guy Cosmo