DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Teams from the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will conduct a three-day test on Jan. 3-5 at Daytona International Speedway. Known as the "Roar before the Rolex 24," the session is the only scheduled testing at the speedway prior to the 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 24-25.
All three days of the session are open to the public. Admission is $10, which includes access to the infield, Sprint FanZone and garage. Saturday's session also includes fan forums, including drivers from GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Banner Racing and Hyper Sport.
Saturday's schedule opens with Rolex Series practice at 9 a.m. ET, and includes night practice running through 8 p.m. ET. Sunday's schedule runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, with Monday's activities running from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
The Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge also will test in preparation for the season-opening Fresh from Florida 200 at Daytona on Jan. 23.
Nearly 50 entries have been received for the test, which will feature 19 Daytona Prototypes and 29 GT entries.
Ganassi Racing will have a pair of Lexus-powered Rileys in preparation for a potential fourth consecutive victory in the Rolex 24, including the No. 01 of defending series champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas.
Several of the teams, including Ganassi, Penske and Shank, are also expected to announce their Rolex 24 driver lineups at the test. - official release