SunTrust Racing Team Eager to Compete at Postponed Homestead/Miami Grand American Race Homestead, Florida (September 9, 2004) - Race teams looking to compete in Round Nine of the 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series for the Miami 250...
SunTrust Racing Team Eager to Compete at Postponed Homestead/Miami Grand American Race
Homestead, Florida (September 9, 2004) - Race teams looking to compete in Round Nine of the 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series for the Miami 250 at Homestead/Miami Speedway are having to wait an extra week, due to recent and pending hurricanes in Florida. The race, originally scheduled for September 10-12, is now scheduled to run September 17-19.
The SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley Mk.11 team of Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli, who are second in the Rolex Sports Car Series Team point standings, are excited to come back to Homestead.
"I enjoy driving at Homestead/Miami," said SunTrust car owner/driver Wayne Taylor. "I live in Florida, so it is always great when you can drive to a race, have your family and friends there to cheer you on and be on more familiar turf. It's been a little tough on us Floridians lately living through two hurricanes and another approaching, but I'm glad they postponed the race. It gives us a little more time to get in the right frame of mind."
"For me, I enjoy Miami," said co-driver Max Angelelli. "We were fifth in Miami in February with a new car and team. Then we came back to Florida in July, to Daytona, and won the race. Florida is a special place for our team. We are ready to win another race and be at the top of the points standings."
All of the race teams have been experiencing changes in plans due to the race postponement, but SunTrust Racing expects a good turn out of guests to help cheer the No. 10 black-and-yellow SunTrust Racing team and drivers to the podium.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., (NYSE: STI) headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation's largest and strongest financial holding companies. With $128.1 billion in assets and total deposits of $85.5 billion as of June 30, 2004, SunTrust's 1,215 retail branches and 2,235 ATMs are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia.