This weekend is the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway and on Friday Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced the eight man driver lineup for their two Prototype category entries. CGRFS is a seven-time and reigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series champion and five-time and reigning Rolex 24 at Daytona champion.
Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Jamie McMurray, and Sage Karam will team in the No. 01 Telcel/Target/Comfort Revolution Ford EcoBoost Riley while Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson, and Marino Franchitti will be in the No. 02 Target/Telcel/Big Machine Records Ford EcoBoost Riley.
For Larson, who will run for Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing for the Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it will be his Sports Car debut and add yet another type of car that the 21-year-old has driven.
“It feels like I’m in a dream of some sort,’’ Larson said. “It’s going to be a big year for me with the Sprint Cup Series and adding this to the list of races I get to run.”