Paul Tracy still has yet to find a full-season ride in the IndyCar Series, but the Canadian continues to take one ride at a time and to enjoy himself. “PT” nearly won the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 and there are still many who felt he was robbed. It was one of the most controversial finishes in the history at the Brickyard. In 2003, Tracy nailed down the CART championship by taking seven victories.
Over the years since the shutdown of CART/Champ Car, Tracy continued to showcase his racing skills in a variety of arenas including NASCAR, IndyCar and sportscar endurance series but the 1990 American Racing Series champion’s reputation seems to keep him out of the drivers’ seat. Recently, one of the IndyCar teams, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing signed Oriol Servia for the 2012 season. Yet the Canadian raced for the team at selected events last year.
Still the “The Thrill from West Hill”, a nickname he earned early in his career, never gives up and continues to look for available rides. Twice he has raced twice around the clock on the Daytona International Speedway’s infield circuit and it appears he will take on the challenge again this year.
Doran Racing has notched Tracy as the fourth driver for the team’s No. 77 Ford Dallara. For the Rolex 24 of Daytona, Tracy will share the Daytona Prototype with two racing brothers: Burt and Brian Frisselle and Jim Lowe.
It has been confirmed by Paul Tracy on is twitter page: "Looking forward to meeting the Frisselle bros , one of my first big wins was in a Frissbee Can-Am car that their father built and designed," he said.
Kevin Doran said, "The Rolex 24 At Daytona is a tough race for all who compete. Paul's definitely up for the task. I look for this race to be exciting, and I hope we are in the mix for the shootout at the end."
No doubt, the PT fans are getting ready to head to Daytona and cheer their favorite Canadian onto victory!!!