Finlay Motorsports to run DP in 2005

Finlay Motorsports to Field Daytona Prototype in 2005 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 5, 2004) -- Bolstering a Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series field that continues to expand, Finlay Motorsports today announced today that it will field a...

Finlay Motorsports to Field Daytona Prototype in 2005

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 5, 2004) -- Bolstering a Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series field that continues to expand, Finlay Motorsports today announced today that it will field a Riley-built Daytona Prototype in 2005. The team reports that the chassis is in the early production stages, and is slated for testing in the beginning of December. The team plans to make its Rolex Series debut in the 2005 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

"We are looking forward to being a part of the Daytona Prototype program and to be racing in the Rolex Series next year," team president Rob Finlay said. "I view the addition of a Daytona Prototype to Finlay Motorsports as an important strategic move for expanding and ensuring the continued success of our current businesses."

The team has signed Michael McDowell as the chief driver for the Prototype for the 2005 racing season, and will be evaluating potential co-drivers over the coming months. Interested parties should visit www.finlaymotorsports.com.

"With the explosive growth of sports car racing, I am very excited to be a part of the high-profile Rolex Sports Car Series," McDowell said. "It is a great career opportunity for me as well as the entire team at Finlay Motorsports."

The team has hired Cameron Motorsports Management to run the day-to-day vehicle operations and mechanics of the Daytona Prototype. Finlay indicated that the team will continue to campaign a car in the Grand-Am Cup Series through the remainder of the 2004 season and throughout 2005.

The Grand American Road Racing Association, which sanctions the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series, is one of the fastest growing motorsports organizations in the United States. Established in 1999, Grand American's stated goal is to bring stability to professional sports car road racing in North America. The 12-race 2004 Rolex Series schedule and the 10-race Grand-Am Cup calendar delivers professional sports car racing to many key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED Channel and distributed globally through ESPN International. With title sponsorship support from Rolex Watch USA, the Rolex Sports Car Series showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industry's leading constructors and the world's top automobile manufacturers. Learn more about Grand American at www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Michael McDowell