Finlay Motorsports to enter DP in 2005

Finlay Motorsports to Field Daytona Prototype in 2005 August 10, 2004, CHARLOTTE, NC.- Finlay Motorsports announced today that it will field a new Daytona Prototype in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. The Prototype is...

Finlay Motorsports to Field Daytona Prototype in 2005

August 10, 2004, CHARLOTTE, NC.- Finlay Motorsports announced today that it will field a new Daytona Prototype in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. The Prototype is being built by Riley and is in the early production stages. It is slated for testing in the beginning of December. According to team President, Rob Finlay, the Prototype is expected to debut for the 2005 season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

"We are looking forward to being a part of the Daytona Prototype program and to be racing in the Rolex Series next year," states Finlay. " I view the addition of a Prototype to Finlay Motorsports as an important strategic move for expanding and insuring the continued success of our current businesses."

The team has signed Michael McDowell as the chief driver for the Prototype for the 2005 racing season. Over the next two months, the team will be evaluating potential co-drivers. Interested parties should visit www.finlaymotorsports.com. McDowell stated of his recent commitment, "With the explosive growth of sports car racing, I am very excited to be a part of the high profile Rolex Series. It is a great career opportunity for me as well as the entire team at Finlay Motorsports."

The team has hired Cameron Motorsports Management to run the day-to-day vehicle operations and mechanics of the Prototype. Finlay indicated that the team will continue to campaign a car in the Grand American Cup Series through the remainder of the 2004 season and throughout 2005.

Although the building of the Daytona Prototype is privately funded, Finlay Motorsports is offering sponsorship packages for the Rolex Series vehicle for the 2005 season. Interested parties should contact Rob Finlay at rfinlay@finlaymotorsports.com.

Finlay Motorsports headquarters are located in Charlotte, NC. Chief sponsor of the team is Commercial Defeasance, LLC, the industry leader in full- service loan defeasance. For more information please visit www.finlaymotorsports.com and www.defeasewithease.com respectively.

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