Driving the Porsche 996 GT3 car of Phoenix Promotions and Team Sahlen, will be a 16-year old Buffalo boy, Eric Lux.
This year's 24-hour race at Daytona, on February 5-6, boasts an impressive list of Indy Racing League and NASCAR drivers, as well as other racing greats, such as Unser, Fittipaldi, Earnhardt, Jr., Stewart, Labonte, Johnson, Busch, Leitzinger, Mears, Haywood, Borcheller, Tracy, Biffle, Rice, McMurray, Dixon, Manning, Pruett, Forbes-Robinson, and Paul Newman, among others.
"The Rolex 24 At Daytona is the most prestigious, and possibly the most challenging, endurance sports car race in America. Since the first time I attended this race at the age of 8, I have wanted to compete in it. It's an honor to be racing with some of the world's top drivers, and it's a privilege to be running with the awesome Nonnamaker team."
"This is a grueling race, for both car and driver," said Lux. "24 hours is a long time to be pushing a car at top speeds, especially on a heavily-banked track like Daytona. My personal goal," added Lux "is to finish the race. I hope to be the first 16-year old to do so."
Lux comes from a racing family. His racing career began in the womb when his mother, Mimi Lux, was racing in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk series. His father, Chris Lux, also a former IMSA driver, co-drives with his son in the Historic Sportscar Racing ("HSR") series. They race a 1975 Porsche 911 RSR 3.8L and a 1973 Porsche 911 RSR 3.0L. "Eric's passion is racing and we support him 100%," said Mrs. Lux.