TRG Returns to Daytona to Duplicate January Glory
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Petaluma, CA: TRG is returning to Daytona International Speedway for the July 4th running of the Grand-Am Rolex Series Brumos 250 to be run on Saturday afternoon prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Kevin Buckler, team owner, and three time Rolex 24 winner will return to driving, partnering with Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 66.

TRG took the top two positions in GT with their No. 67 TRG team winning the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in late January, followed closely by the No. 66 TRG entry.

The 3.56-mile, 12-turn Daytona modified road course will see the Grand-Am Rolex Series support the traditional July 4th NASCAR race on the same day for the first time. The green flag will fly at 2:00 p.m.

Team owner Kevin Buckler, who won the Rolex 24 Hour in 2002 and then won the race overall in 2003 will get back behind the wheel of one of his team's Porsches. Buckler's last start was in 2007. Buckler won again, for the first time as team owner this past January. Buckler is teamed with Pumpelly in the No. 66 AXA/Wealth Management Strategies/TRG Porsche GT3.

"I have been out of the seat for a while, but I want to try and help Spencer and AXA as much as possible in the GT championship hunt, so I will blow the dust off of my helmet and give it a go this weekend," Buckler said. "We have had a lot of success at Daytona, so it gives us a bit of a pedigree here. The guys haven't cut me a lot of slack. There are a lot of "old guy" jokes going around. It will be a busy day, running the team, driving the Porsche and then we have the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at night. I feel that I am ready, but it is going to be a tough hot race as always. All four cars have a real shot this weekend so I hope I can lend a hand."

"Kevin is one of the legends of Daytona," Pumpelly said. "What's not to get excited about? I am looking forward to driving with him this weekend. Speed and dealing with the heat will be the biggest difference from the Rolex 24. While the 24 hour race, now-a-days, is basically a sprint, the July race is even more intense. We will want to leave everything on the track after two hours. I am expecting the heat to be a factor, and our team has adjusted accordingly."

Justin Marks and Andy Lally in the No. 67 Construct Corps/Kartel Motorsports/No Fear Energy Drinks/Voodoo Ride/K1 Speed/Gemstone Winery/TRG Porsche GT3 are ready to repeat at Daytona.

"The only thing that will really change from when we were there in January is that we will have limited time to practice and get the car setup," Marks said. "The pace won't change much, the 24 was a pretty fast race. But it's going to place an emphasis on preparation and being and efficient as possible in practice. We can run a little more aggressively with the setup such as ride heights and wing angles since we don't have to make the thing last 24 hours. Daytona is a unique track but the strategy stays the same. I have to qualify well and keep the car as close to the front as possible during my stint."
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