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Spirit of Daytona's Two-Car Hometown Effort Spirit of Daytona Racing with Bobby Labonte will be performing in front of a hometown crowd this Thursday in the Brumos Porsche 250 in the Grand American Rolex Series. The Holly Hill based race team...

Spirit of Daytona's Two-Car Hometown Effort

Spirit of Daytona Racing with Bobby Labonte will be performing in front of a hometown crowd this Thursday in the Brumos Porsche 250 in the Grand American Rolex Series. The Holly Hill based race team is lucky to have the Daytona International Speedway and the ocean within a stone's throw of their race shop. The team took advantage of their location and spent a day at the Speedway this June testing the 07 and 09 Daytona Prototypes. The 09 Prototype teammates, Marc-Antoine Camirand and Doug Goad were joined by 07 Crawford DP teammates, Bobby Labonte and Guy Cosmo. After turning numerous laps and wearing out their Hoosier tires, the team was ready for the Brumos Porsche 250.

Coming out of the test day in Daytona the team traveled up to Mid-Ohio for the Emco Gears Classic. Camirand powered the 09 DP to 11th place during the race until it took a turn off track due a parts failure. Before the car's early race finish seeing the DP up front reenergized the team for the Daytona race. Camirand and Goad are prepared to finish the 09 Pontiac up front under the Daytona night sky.

This will be Camirand's first time running in the famed patriotic race in Daytona Beach. The French Canadian has been waiting patiently for his moment under the stadium's lights. " We improved the car a lot since the test day this June. And after the race in Mid-Ohio I can say that the car will be even better. We need a good finish this week for everyone involved with the team. We have a good setup with the car. The heat this week will put a stress on everyone but it will all pay off after Thursday night," said Camirand.

Goad and Camirand will be part of a two team effort with Bobby Labonte and Guy Cosmo in the DIRECTV/ MarineMax sponsored 07 Daytona Prototype. "Having another car with the team will help with data and results. Bobby and Guy are great drivers and the more feedback the team can acquire the better our setup can be," said Goad. "We have a good team here and this week is our time to shine."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Guy Cosmo , Doug Goad