Gabby Chaves will return to Action Express Racing in next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans, in the season-ending round of the IMSA WetherTech SportsCar Championship.
As revealed by Sportscar365 earlier this month, Chaves will share the driving duties in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi. V.R with co-drivers Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr for the ten-hour enduro at Road Atlanta.
He replaces Mike Conway in the lineup, who is unavailable for the Oct. 10-13 event due to a change of date for the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Fuji Speedway.
The race will mark Chaves’ second start with the team this season, having contested the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen in the team’s No. 5 Mustang Sampling entry in June.
“I’m excited to race the Whelen Engineering Cadillac at Road Atlanta and I hope to help the team close the year out as well as we possibly can,” said Chaves.
“I really like Road Atlanta, it is one of my favorite tracks in this country. The first half of the lap is so fast and requires a ton of commitment from the driver so it is really rewarding to drive, especially in a car that has the kind of performance that the IMSA prototypes do.”
Chaves recently tested with the No. 31 team at Road Atlanta.
“Gabby did a good job for us at the Glen and we think he’ll be a great fit with Eric and Felipe at Road Atlanta,” said team manager Gary Nelson.
“He is quick, a great team player, and has experience with traffic management that is so important in a race like this. We are happy to have him with us and looking forward to getting down to Atlanta to get the race weekend going.”