Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Edwards/Ambrose Grand Am debut soon!

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2009) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose will make their Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype testing debut Tuesday, driving the Doran Racing No. 77 McDonald's Ford Dallara on the North Course at Virginia International Raceway.

Edwards is fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, in solid contention to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. He is also running second in the Nationwide Series with two victories. The 2007 Nationwide Series champion, Edwards finished second in the standings of both of NASCAR's top two divisions last year.

Ambrose had a standout weekend earlier this month at Watkins Glen International, where he finished second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race after winning Aug. 9 in his lone NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the season. He is currently 17th in the Sprint Cup standings with three top-five and six top-10 finishes.

Kevin Doran's Daytona Prototype has competed in all nine rounds of the 2009 campaign, with a best finish of fifth at Virginia International Raceway in April, with Memo Gidley and Brad Jaeger at the wheel.

The next action for the Grand-Am Rolex Series will be the Aug. 29 Montreal 200 in Canada (SPEED Live, 2 p.m. ET), sharing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

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