Action Express Racing ready to open 2013 with Daytona 24

Christian Fittipaldi,Nelson Piquet Jr., Mike Rockenfeller, Joao Barbosa lead the two Action Express Corvette entries.

Daytona Beach, Fla.– 2010 Rolex 24 Champions Action Express Racing will look to claim the team’s second Rolex 24 victory this weekend as the North Carolina-based organization opens its fourth consecutive season of Daytona Prototype competition with the 51st running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP: Christian Fittipaldi, Felipe Nasr, Nelson A. Piquet
#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP: Christian Fittipaldi, Felipe Nasr, Nelson A. Piquet

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Action Express won the prestigious race in their debut at the track and then followed up that effort with a podium finish of third and a ninth place finish in the 2011 event. The team placed fifth and ninth in last year’s Rolex 24 with the No. 5 and No. 9 Corvette DPs, respectively.

Having completed a total 1,497 laps last year, the two Action Express cars ran 98% of the race laps for a total of 5,329.32-miles around the famed 3.56-mile speedway road course.

The 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona sees Action Express field one of its strongest driver line- ups yet. Joao Barbosa, Burt Frisselle, and Mike Rockenfeller will share the driving duties in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP entry, while Christian Fittipaldi, Brian Frisselle, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Felipe Nasr will join forces in the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP.

The team will field a two-car effort for the entire 2013 GRAND-AM season and is hoping to kick the year off by collecting another set of Rolex watches in Daytona’s Victory Lane following a rigorous 24 hours of racing on Sunday.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Christian Fittipaldi , Nelson Piquet , Nelson Piquet Jr. , Joao Barbosa , Burt Frisselle , Eric Gilbert , Mike Rockenfeller , Felipe Nasr
Teams Action Express Racing
Article type Preview
Tags action express, barbosa, corvette, fittipaldi, frisselle, grandam, nasr, piquet, rockenfeller, rolex