Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heading for Daytona

Tomorrow I'm leaving a snowy Toronto behind and flying down to Florida for the Daytona sportcar race this weekend. Following his successful debut in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2007, Matthew Marsh will drive a Ferrari F430 in the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours at Daytona Beach, Florida on January 26/27, 2008.
He will be sharing car #56, a Ferrari 430, with reigning FIA GT champion Thomas Biagi, Christian Montanari from Italy and Spaniard Luis Monzon. The car will be run by the Italian Mastercar team.
Matthew will share the track with NASCAR stars Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger. Last year's Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti is also in the field, along with Dan Wheldon and Alex Lloyd. Helio Castroneves, a two-time Indy 500 champion and winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in November is also entered. Watch out also for Andy Wallace and Milka Duno – both stars of my smart car to Le Mans film.
The race will start on Saturday January 26th at 1:30 pm with qualifying held on Thursday January 24th. Matthew drove car #83 at the 2007 Le Mans, a Ferrari 430 GT of the GPC team, which retired after 21 hours.

You can follow the progress of the event here: http://www.matthewmarsh.net/
I will be blogging live from the circuit.

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