Homestead: Terry Borcheller preview

triple roots Terry Borcheller will be in familiar territory next week, driving in the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, just south of his childhood home in Hialeah, Fla. Now a resident of Gainesville, Ga., Borcheller...

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Terry Borcheller will be in familiar territory next week, driving in the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, just south of his childhood home in Hialeah, Fla. Now a resident of Gainesville, Ga., Borcheller will again be behind the wheel of the No. 54 Bell Motorsports /Feeds the Need Pontiac-powered Doran JE4. His co-driver Christian Fittipaldi lives in nearby Biscayne Bay and the team is based in Tavernier, Fla., so the car should be a local favorite.

After winning the 2003 Rolex Series championship and the 2004 Rolex 24 At Daytona, Borcheller and Bell/FTN have struggled to lead the top level of the series. Borcheller said the key to renewed success is basic -- forge a trouble-free race on the 2.3-mile infield road course in Homestead, Fla., on March 5.

"For an oval road course, it has a good flow to it. We've tested there quite a bit and it's the team's home track, so we're hoping to have a good result," he said. "I would like to just run a race without having any issues. My approach to this weekend is to go in and do the best job that I can possibly do."

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Borcheller started a new fitness program this month, after his workout partner was called up to play with a minor league baseball team.

"I started with Major League Conditioning when I was in Phoenix," Borcheller said. "When I moved to Atlanta last year, I did my own thing. This year, I hooked up with a major league baseball player. We just wanted each other's support to help each other push in our training. Now he's out of town, so I had to figure out what to do. I'm meeting with a personal trainer who is pro-athlete-specific, so he'll format a regimen that I'm sure will be really helpful."

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The Rolex Sports Car Series race will run on Saturday, March 5 from 3 pm to 5:45 pm on the 2.3-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway infield road course in Homestead, Fla. The race will be telecast live on Speed Channel from 3 pm to 6 pm.

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