Daytona II: Krohn Racing/TRG preview

Krohn Racing/TRG Taking Momentum to Daytona Indianapolis, Indiana -- Krohn Racing/TRG hopes to keep the momentum going after their 1-2 finish at Watkins Glen for round seven of the Grand American Rolex Series Brumos Porsche 250 to be run at ...

Krohn Racing/TRG Taking Momentum to Daytona

Indianapolis, Indiana -- Krohn Racing/TRG hopes to keep the momentum going after their 1-2 finish at Watkins Glen for round seven of the Grand American Rolex Series Brumos Porsche 250 to be run at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, June 30th.

The Daytona Speedway will once again transform itself from a 2.5-mile tri-oval to a 3.56-mile, 10-turn road course for this one day event. The tight schedule will see the Krohn Racing/TRG Daytona Prototype team practice at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., qualify at 1:30 p.m. and line-up for the 250-mile night race at 7:30 p.m., leaving little time for error or reflection.

Team owner and driver Tracy Krohn teamed with Nic Jonsson in the 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac/Riley will be attempting to make it two wins in a row. Coming off their first series win at Watkins Glen 18-days ago, the duo are ready for the challenge. "It will be a long day at Daytona," said Krohn. "We have been there before and we have a lot of miles under our belt now on the car. We will start with our 24 hour setup and work from there to fine tune. We have to be careful not to misread the repaving of the track and the heat during the day because the race will finish at night."

"The win at Watkins Glen was good for the whole team," said Jonsson. "The compressed schedule at Daytona will be a challenge for the crew and the drivers. We need to be just a little more careful in practice and qualifying because the crew will not have much time to make repairs if something should happen. The new surface will be a concern as well. If it is cool there should be a lot of grip; if it is hot the chemicals may bleed to the surface and it will be slick."

Jorg Bergmeister and Max Papis will be driving the number 66/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac/Riley and will be focused on making it to the podium once again. "We will be looking to keep our strong attitude from Watkins Glen and work for another good finish," said Bergmeister. "In February we qualified well in third, but the race wasn't what we expected. The improvements to the racing surface should help with grip as well as make us work very hard on the setup."

"I have a lot of faith in NASCAR so the track surface should be excellent," said Papis. "With the torque of the Pontiac motor and the increased grip, this should improve lap times as well as inspire more overtaking. The team had a great outing at Watkins Glen; I hope that Jorg and I can improve one more step on the podium."

In the Daytona Prototype driver's points battle, Bergmeister is currently in fourth; Jonsson is in sixth with Tracy Krohn strongly in the top ten holding down seventh position.

Round seven of the Grand American Rolex Series will be televised live beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30th on the Speed Channel.

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