Daytona ready for second event

The American Revolution: The Daytona Prototype and the Paul Revere 250 The Daytona Prototype, the new premier class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, will make its second stop at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, July 3 for the Paul...

The American Revolution: The Daytona Prototype and the Paul Revere 250

The Daytona Prototype, the new premier class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, will make its second stop at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, July 3 for the Paul Revere 250.

The sleek and stylish coupes have delivered several exciting finishes this year and Hurley Haywood expects more of the same competition on the "World Center of Racing's" 3.56-mile road course.

Here are Haywood's comments on the Daytona Prototype and the upcoming Paul Revere 250:

"I think the Paul Revere is going to put an emphasis on speed. I think all the Daytona Prototypes that are going to be down there will have a really good chance of winning. I think the closeness of the field is going to be greater than some of the shorter tracks that we've raced on."

"I always loved racing the Paul Revere. It was always a lot of fun and everybody really enjoyed it. You raced at night so the weather was a little bit cooler than during the daytime. There's really no difference between the (Rolex 24) and the (Paul Revere 250) and the reason is the 24-hour race has become a sprint race really. Back in the old days, you ran a really strict pace. You didn't worry about the other guy. We just ran our pace. But now there are so many good teams involved, if you don't run full blast, you just fall so far behind."

The Paul Revere 250 will follow Kraft/Nabisco Qualifying Night for the Pepsi 400 on Thursday, July 3. Tickets are available by logging on to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Hurley Haywood