Jordan Taylor will sub for Jan Magnussen in today’s Oak Tree Grand Prix following the Dane’s heavy crash in practice Saturday at Virginia International Raceway.
Magnussen, who currently leads the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans points with Antonio Garcia, has not been medically cleared to race following the accident.
It’s resulted in the Pratt & Miller squad drafting in its Le Mans driver, Taylor, who was at VIR for Saturday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.
Taylor was not initially scheduled to compete in today’s race since Prototype class cars are not taking part this weekend. He and brother Ricky Taylor currently sit second in the P class title race in their Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP.
The 23-year-old turned his first laps in the freshly rebuilt No. 3 Corvette C7.R during this morning’s warmup, posting the 5th quickest time.
He will start the car before handing over to Garcia for the completion of the two-hour and 45-minute race.
Magnussen’s non-start effectively eliminates him from any hopes of the championship, should Garcia and Taylor score points in today’s race.
The No. 3 pairing headed into the weekend with a 8-point lead over SRT Motorsports’ Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer.