Notes of interest 2002-06-05

NASCAR's Rusty Wallace helps promote Jani-King Paul Revere 250. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 5, 2002) -- Former-NASCAR Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace gave members of the media rides around Daytona International Speedway's 3.56-mile road course...

NASCAR's Rusty Wallace helps promote Jani-King Paul Revere 250.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 5, 2002) -- Former-NASCAR Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace gave members of the media rides around Daytona International Speedway's 3.56-mile road course on Tuesday to help promote the Jani-King Paul Revere 250. Wallace took television and print reporters on the ride of their life around the track in a 2002 Ford Mustang and Ford Thunderbird, both part of Grand American's official pace car lineup for the Rolex Series.

Wallace also slid behind the wheel of the #06 Jacobs Racing Ford-powered Riley & Scott and fired it up during the media event. Blackforest Motorsports brought the SportsRacing Prototype to the Speedway to give the media a taste of what they could look forward to when the Paul Revere 250 returns to Daytona on the Fourth of July as part of NASCAR's Pepsi 400 weekend.

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Davey Jones to Race 6 Hours of The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Renowned road racer Davey Jones will contest the 6 Hours of The Glen in the #91 Corvette of Paladin Racing. Jones, 39, will partner with David Rosenblum and Steven Lisa in the American GT-class Corvette. Over the years Jones has garnered numerous racing accolades including victories at the 1991 Rolex 24 At Daytona and 1996 24 hours of LeMans. He has also competed in five Indy 500s, with his best finish of second place coming in 1996. It was the closest finish in the history of the Indy 500.

Many of Jones' accomplishments have come at Watkins Glen International. He, along with co-driver John Andretti, won the Kodak Copier 500 at The Glen in 1986, the only victory that BMW had in IMSA GTP competition. Jones and Andretti also finished fifth in the Camel Continental event at The Glen, and Jones shattered the record for the fastest lap ever taken on a North American road course by blasting around Watkins Glen International's 'short' course at 150.334 mph, including the inner loop.

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Miracle's Rice to Also Run Open-Wheel Car

Chesterland, Ohio -- Rolex Sports Car Series driver Buddy Rice will return to open-wheel racing this weekend in the CART Toyota Atlantic race at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. Rice, who drives the Miracle Motorsports #6 Ford-powered Riley & Scott with John Macaluso, will return to DSTP Motorsports, where he won the 2000 Toyota Atlantic championship.

Rice steps in for Joey Hand, who is recuperating from injuries sustained during a testing accident. He will continue to race with Miracle Motorsports, as the two series do not have any schedule conflicts.

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TMI to Debut GTS Predator at Bully Hill Vineyards 250

KING CITY, ONTARIO -- TMI Racing announced their intent to debut their #65 Predator B6 in the GTS class at the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 at Watkins Glen International in August. The team reports it plans to race the remainder of the Rolex Series season, as well as a full schedule in 2003 in the GTS class, and is considering a move into the Daytona Prototypes class.

The Rolex Series will travel next to Watkins Glen International for the 6 Hours of The Glen, part of the Sports Car Grand Prix, June 21-23. Tickets are currently on sale for the event at www.theglen.com or by calling 607-535-2481. Additional information about the Rolex Sports Car Series can be found online at www.grand-am.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers John Andretti , Rusty Wallace , Joey Hand , Steven Lisa , John Macaluso , Buddy Rice , Davy Jones , David Rosenblum , Paul King