IROC SERIES DELAYS START OF 2007 SEASON Series Seeking Title Sponsorship
Tinton Falls, N.J., January 9, 2007 - The International Race of Champions (IROC) officials announced today a delay in the start of the 2007 season due to not having a title sponsor in place. The traditional IROC season opener at Daytona International Speedway in February will not take place while the Series continues to pursue a new title sponsor.
IROC President Jay Signore said, "We're very disappointed about not making it to Daytona this year and we're working very hard to find a title sponsor. Our hopes are to find a new title sponsor in enough time to be able to have a full four-race season within 2007. I want to thank Robin Braig and his entire staff at Daytona International Speedway for all of their patience and support during this difficult period. All of IROC's partners and associates have been, and continue to be, very loyal and supportive of our efforts to continue the IROC Series."
The elite All-Star invitational competition, which matches 12 drivers from different disciplines of auto racing in equally prepared cars, celebrated its 30th anniversary season in 2006 with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Tony Stewart winning the prestigious $1-million IROC championship. All plans regarding the remainder of 2007 are pending the procurement of a title sponsor.