INAUGURAL NAEC CHAMPIONSHIP CONCLUDES AT BRICKYARD GRAND PRIX
A race within a race. Nothing new for a combined Daytona Prototype and GT class field.
Try two more combined competitions – with $150,000 on the line to accelerate the excitement.
The July 27 Brickyard Grand Prix marks the third and final leg of the inaugural North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com. The competition, under a points system separate from GRAND-AM’s season championship, began with Daytona’s Rolex 24 and continued at Watkins Glen International where the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was contested last Sunday.
Indianapolis settles it all. The DP team scoring the most NAEC points wins $100,000. Another $50,000 goes to the top GT team.
Glen winner Action Express Racing holds a narrow, two-point lead over Starworks Motorsports. Four points cover the top four teams with a maximum of 20 points to be awarded in Indianapolis.
Stevenson Motorsports heads the GT competition with a five-point lead over Magnus Racing. Stevenson’s Chevrolet Camaro can clinch the NAEC with a second-place finish.
While only one car per team can score points it’s possible to hedge the bet with multiple entries. That’s one reason why Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will field a second BMW/Riley for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pair of Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray. The No. 02 car was the team’s highest finisher – fourth – in the Rolex 24. The Ganassi-Sabates organization stands third in NAEC standings.
Montoya and McMurray won’t participate in this week’s test due to Coke Zero 400 commitments at Daytona International Speedway. A private test session has been scheduled for Monday, July 9.