SCC: Daytona: Turner Motorsport preview

Round 1 of 2006 Season Begins This Week DAYTONA SPEEDWAY, FL - 01/24/2006 - Turner Motorsport pilots will descend on Daytona International Speedway this week for the opening round of the 2006 Grand Am Cup season. With returning drivers ...

Round 1 of 2006 Season Begins This Week

DAYTONA SPEEDWAY, FL - 01/24/2006 - Turner Motorsport pilots will descend on Daytona International Speedway this week for the opening round of the 2006 Grand Am Cup season. With returning drivers Bill Auberlen, Don Salama, and Will Turner joined by Chris Gleason, Anders Hainer, and Boris Said the driving line-up is stronger than ever. The drivers will be split among two BMW M3s in the GS class and a BMW 330i in the ST class.

The familiar blue and yellow paint scheme will be graced with sponsorship from Turner Motorsport Inc., H&R Springs, StopTech Brakes, Under Armour Inc, B&M Racing, Moly Shield Oil, Borla Exhaust, Pagid Brake Pads, and Piloti Driving Shoes.

The Turner Motorsport team is the early favorite for victory in both the GS and ST class with an all-star line-up of drivers - including two Daytona 24 Hour winners - and an established record of success with the BMW marque.

Will Turner, Team Owner and Driver, #95 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW 330i:

"We really wanted to step up our game for 2006. Last year we rocked the GS class with five wins and we got a taste of the championship but it was not to be. We've made ourselves stronger this year. I am returning to the seat in the #95 330i with Salama and we're determined as ever to take home the crown "

Bill Auberlen, Driver, #96 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/StopTech Brakes BMW M3:

"We're all so pumped to get back to racing in Grand Am Cup and no one is more keyed up than me. Getting behind the wheel of the Turner Motorsport M3 is always a blast. It's going to be tough to improve on last year - we won half the races - but there's still a championship to be won. The TMS M3 with H&R Springs and StopTech Brakes is going to be the top contender for that title."

Daytona practice and qualifying get underway on Thursday with final practice coming on Friday morning. The 2.5 hour/200-mile race will be Friday at 2:15pm (ET).

Daytona International Speedway is a 3.56-mile combination oval and road course. The #96 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/StopTech Brakes BMW M3 won the pole for the GS class last year with a time of 2:04.19.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Bill Auberlen , Will Turner , Chris Gleason , Don Salama
Teams Turner Motorsport