Daytona II: Kyle Petty Joins Gunnar Racing

Kyle Petty Joins Gunnar Racing for Paul Revere 250. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 3, 2003) -- NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Kyle Petty will compete in tonight's Rolex Sports Car Series Paul Revere 250. Petty will partner with Peter Baron and...

Kyle Petty Joins Gunnar Racing for Paul Revere 250.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 3, 2003) -- NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Kyle Petty will compete in tonight's Rolex Sports Car Series Paul Revere 250. Petty will partner with Peter Baron and Shane Lewis at the wheel of the Gunnar Racing #6 Porsche GT1 in the GTS class.

"I'm excited. I really thought it was a joke. Nobody's ever called me about doing this before, but I love Grand American racing. I think everybody knows that already," said Petty. "I come down here and run the 24-hour race and this kind of slipped up on me because I was doing my charity ride, but to be able to ride with Peter, Lewis and the guys is good. I'm excited about it."

The Paul Revere 250 will mark Petty's fifth race in the Rolex Series. He has piloted the #43 Porsche GT3 RS in the Rolex 24 At Daytona three times and won the GT class with John Andretti at the 2001 Bully Hill Vineyards 250 at Watkins Glen International.

The Paul Revere 250 is slated to start immediately following Winston Cup qualifying at approximately 11 p.m. Tickets are still available for the Paul Revere 250, as well as the entire Pepsi 400 event weekend and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 386-253-RACE.

Additional information on the Rolex Sports Car Series and Paul Revere 250 can by found online at www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , John Andretti , Kyle Petty , Peter Baron