DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 19, 2000) - When the Grand American Road Racing Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway in March for the second round of the 2001 Grand-Am season, race fans will be getting ready to enjoy a unique weekend of racing that will include Grand-Am's exotic mix of road racing prototypes, sports cars and sedans on Saturday and NASCAR's exciting Craftsman Truck Series on the oval track on Sunday.

Grand-Am competitors will want to make plans to arrive for garage parking on Wednesday, February 28th. Grand-Am and its related series will be racing Thursday through Saturday (March 1-3). There will be no testing Wednesday at Miami.

"Bringing sports car racing to its full potential as a spectator sport means reintroducing the sport to racing fans that may not have been paying attention the past few years," noted Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. "Getting opportunities like we have at Miami to share the track and the fans with a different form of motorsports will allow new people to see first hand how exciting sports car racing really is."

A complete schedule for the Miami race is expected to be released shortly.