Daytona Test: Krohn Racing/TRG Saturday notes

sixes Krohn Racing/TRG put two new cars in the top-six in second-day practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The No. 67 Pontiac-powered Riley driven by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson, Buddy Rice and Boris Said, was third in the afternoon session with a...

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Krohn Racing/TRG put two new cars in the top-six in second-day practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The No. 67 Pontiac-powered Riley driven by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson, Buddy Rice and Boris Said, was third in the afternoon session with a lap of one minute 48.594 seconds on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway infield road course. The No. 66 Riley was sixth in the evening session (1:48.595), in the hands of Jorg Bergmeister, Oliver Gavin and Max Papis.

The team first tested the cars last week, in preparation for the Feb. 5 and 6 endurance race.

driver addition

Boris Said joined the Krohn Racing/TRG squad on Saturday, sharing the No. 67 Riley with Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Buddy Rice. Said won the GT class in the 1997 and 1998 Rolex 24 At Daytona and was second in the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series GT driver championship. He is focusing on the NASCAR Nextel Cup this year, after racing nine different vehicles in 2004. He has raced in 12 countries -- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

"I've always wanted to drive a Daytona Prototype," he said. "I'm going to concentrate on my NASCAR effort, but to be able to drive a few races, especially in this Daytona Prototype, is great. It's got the best package -- Riley with a Pontiac engine. And the best thing aboutTracy Krohn is that he is a tall guy, so it's nice to drive with another tall guy. [Said is 6 ft. 4 in.] He and Kevin Buckler have put together a really good team, so I'm excited."

baby bonus

Krohn Racing/TRG team manager Mike Johnson and his wife Cheryl are expecting their first child on Feb. 6, the finish for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. But he and the team are ready.

"She's a trooper -- she's at home taking care of everything, and I wouldn't be able to do any of this without her," Johnson said. "If the baby comes during the event, I'll have to go. I'll jump on the quickest flight I can or drive home or do whatever I have to do to get home as quick as I can. We've got so many great people on this team, we'll be alright ... And we'll be leading and having such an advantage at the time, they can take care of it!"

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