Sponsors announced for Daytona Prototype teams

DAYTONA BEACH (January 29, 2003) -- As race teams began to move into the garages at Daytona International Speedway today for this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, two Daytona Prototype teams unveiled major sponsors for their race cars. Red Bull...

DAYTONA BEACH (January 29, 2003) -- As race teams began to move into the garages at Daytona International Speedway today for this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, two Daytona Prototype teams unveiled major sponsors for their race cars. Red Bull Energy Drink will join Brumos Racing as the sponsor of the #58 Porsche-powered FABCAR Daytona Prototype and the team's official energy drink, while 1-800-PITSHOP.COM will be an associate sponsor on the #88 Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype.

The #58 Brumos Daytona Prototype will debut the silver and blue Red Bull livery at this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, as Brumos Racing returns to competition at Daytona International Speedway on the 30th anniversary of the team's first Rolex 24 win.

"Brumos Racing is thrilled to have Red Bull come aboard as we chase the inaugural Daytona Prototype class championship," said Bob Snodgrass, president and CEO of Brumos Motor Cars, Inc. "This year is the 30th anniversary of our first win at the Rolex 24 with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood driving our No. 59 Porsche 911, so nothing would be sweeter than to win the 2003 Rolex 24 in our new Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype."

David Donohue, Mike Borkowski, Chris Bye and Randy Pobst will pilot the #58 Red Bull Daytona Prototype at this year's Rolex 24.

"Winning an endurance race like the Rolex 24 requires that every part of the team - car, drivers and crew - operate at the extreme limit and that is exactly what Red Bull is all about," said driver David Donohue. "I was introduced to Red Bull here at Daytona in 1996 and most of the teams I have driven for since then have had the coolers stocked with Red Bull. And now, with the sponsorship of Brumos Racing this season, there will be Red Bull on the outside of the #58 as well as on the inside."

The #88 Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype will be taking on a pit shop in addition to its pit stops for this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, with its associate sponsorship by 1-800-PITSHOP.COM.

1-800-PITSHOP.COM is International Speedway Corporation's unique traveling marquee. It's set to land at Daytona International Speedway during the Rolex 24 At Daytona and will be present throughout Speedweeks 2003. 1-800-PITSHOP.COM is complete with interactive displays promoting the company's various premier facilities, events and products in a high tech, high energy way to capture fans' attention.

The #88 Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype, which will be driven by Scott Maxwell, David Brabham and David Empringham in the Rolex 24, will carry 1-800-PITSHOP.COM logos in the two-race deal.

Tickets for the 41st Rolex 24 At Daytona are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at 386-253-RACE. SPEED Channel will provide 16 hours of live coverage of the Rolex 24 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ET, and Sunday, Feb. 2, 6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET.

Additional information about the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Rolex Sports Car Series is available online at www.grandamerican.com. -30-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Brabham , Randy Pobst , Scott Maxwell , David Donohue , David Empringham , Mike Borkowski , Chris Bye , Bob Snodgrass , Peter Gregg