Rolex 24 Hour Preview: Stevenson Motorsports to Field Two Cars
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Stevenson Motorsports To Race A Pontiac and A Corvette At Rolex 24
New Team Logos And New Stevenson Performance Shop Ready For 2009



The Stevenson Motorsports team is pleased to announce their car and driver lineup for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16. Daytona International Speedway will see the return of the No 57 Pontiac GXP.R that finished second in the overall GT class driver and team championships last year. This race also marks the return of the No 97 Chevrolet Corvette, a fast racecar that seeks another opportunity to show its potential. The tested and durable Crawford built Corvette is definitely considered a dark horse candidate for a podium placing



In a closely contested season-long battle in the GT class last year, drivers Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis collected a number of wins and finished on the podium nine times in the No 57 Pontiac GXP.R. For 2009, this successful pairing will once again chase the championship with an able assist at Daytona coming from veteran racer Jeff Bucknum.



Andrew Davis: "I'm thrilled to be back with Stevenson Motorsports for the 2009 season. We had a great season last year, in which we really displayed the ultimate potential of the team. With all of the core team members returning, we are looking forward to building on last season's momentum with the sole objective of capturing the Rolex GT championship.



Team Manager Mike Johnson:
We had a very successful test in January and while the Pontiac has never been very fast at Daytona, if we can keep it out of pit lane we should be a strong contender for the podium. Jeff has fit right in with Robin and Andrew and our crew is relatively unchanged from last year so we should be in a better position now that our guys have had a year to familiarize themselves with the car. Grand-Am made some rule changes last year to help the Porsches and Mazda's and that's most relevant when we come to Daytona. If they have perfect races, we can't do anything to beat them, but our 9 podiums last year proved we are always there when they hand out the money.



Davis: "We have made a lot progress with the BryanMark Financial Pontiac GXP.R during the recent test days at Daytona. So, the team is entering the Rolex 24 with the confidence of having a strong and reliable car that will be good for the long haul. This will be my third Rolex 24 running under the guidance of Mike Johnson, and I can't think of anyone else I would rather have calling such a grueling event. Our focus will remain on staying out of trouble, in order to leave something left for the inevitable battle in the waning hours of the race."
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