Finlay Motorsports Daytona test notes 2007-01-04

FINLAY MOTORSPORTS ENDS FIRST DAY OF TESTING IN TOP-5 SPOT DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 4, 2007) - What has become known as "Daytona Test Days," in the world of sports car racing, got underway earlier today. An impressive 28 Daytona Prototype ...

FINLAY MOTORSPORTS ENDS FIRST DAY OF TESTING IN TOP-5 SPOT

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 4, 2007) - What has become known as "Daytona Test Days," in the world of sports car racing, got underway earlier today. An impressive 28 Daytona Prototype machines topped off the Grand American Series entry list for the scheduled 3-day test session at the world renowned Daytona International Raceway.

Finlay Motorsports once again took advantage of a series open test opportunity and rolled the No.19 Z-Line Designs/Mission Residential/Make-A-Wish machine off the transporter and into the fifth position on the speed charts by days end.

"That was a good day for us," said Steve Cameron, Team Manger. "The team's main focus today was to familiarize ourselves with the newly mandated Bosch ECU engine management system. Things went pretty smooth and we're satisfied with being in the top-five today. We'll spend the next two days just tuning the car for the 24-hour event."

Michael McDowell, who made the move to the ARCA Series at the end of last season, slid behind the wheel of the familiar No.19 machine for the first time since his successful drive with the Mooresville, NC - based team at the season finale in Utah last season.

"We're excited to have Michael (McDowell) back in the car," said Steve Cameron. "He did a great job for us last season and will be a real asset to us at the 24 hour race."

Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Champion is scheduled to join Rob Finlay, Michael Valiante and Michael McDowell when practice resumes tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

-credit: finlay motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Michael Valiante , Michael McDowell , Rob Finlay , Steve Cameron