Ford Focus Daytona Prototype to be displayed at Daytona USA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 19, 2002) -- The Ford Focus Daytona Prototype will be on display at DAYTONA USA beginning on Wednesday, November 20. The Daytona Prototype show car recently completed wind tunnel testing at Lockheed in Atlanta and...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 19, 2002) -- The Ford Focus Daytona Prototype will be on display at DAYTONA USA beginning on Wednesday, November 20. The Daytona Prototype show car recently completed wind tunnel testing at Lockheed in Atlanta and is expected to be on display in DAYTONA USA for the next few weeks.

The Ford Focus Daytona Prototype took a break from wind tunnel testing over weekend in order to travel to Miami for NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Ford Racing and Multimatic introduced it to members of the media on hand for the NASCAR finale.

Multimatic's Barry McSherry was joined by Doug Yates, chief engine builder for Robert Yates Racing's engine department, and Grand American Director of Competition Mark Raffauf in a press conference to introduce Ford's latest race car.

"The combination of Multimatic and Robert Yates Racing's expertise has resulted in a great looking car that I'm sure will be competitive come February when it hits the track at the Rolex 24," commented Raffauf. "This is a sleek, sexy looking car that definitely grabs your attention. When that cover was drawn back and the car was revealed in the middle of the NASCAR garage, it really drew a crowd."

Additional information on the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype is available online at www.multimatic.com. For directions, ticket information, and hours of operation for DAYTONA USA, visit www.daytonausa.com.

More information on the Daytona Prototypes and Rolex Sports Car Series can be found at www.grandamerican.com.

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