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SDR Becomes VisitFlorida.com Racing, Confirms Lineup

Spirit of Daytona Racing becomes VisitFlorida.com Racing in 2015…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Spirit of Daytona Racing will be known as VisitFlorida.com Racing next year, it was announced Friday, with the longtime Daytona Prototype squad also confirming its driver lineup for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.

The No. 90 Corvette DP will again see Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante behind the wheel for the entire season, with Audi factory driver on loan Mike Rockenfeller completing the lineup for Daytona, the Twelve Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

It’s the same trio that took part in last year’s Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, although 2015 presents a change to the new Corvette C7-inspired bodywork.

“There is a lot of excitement going into 2015,” team owner Troy Flis said. “Having the same three guys return to the No. 90 Corvette C7 DP is a big deal for everyone on our team.

“We have a full understanding of what they are looking for when we get to each event this year, and following a strong season in 2014 we certainly expect to compete for the championships in 2015.”

The other change comes with the rebranding of the team, following two successful seasons of primary sponsorship from Visit Florida, which now takes on an increased role.

“This has been a remarkable partnership,” Flis added. “Visit Florida joined our team for the 2013 Rolex 24 and they have been with us for the last two seasons. We’ve had great success with them and are excited to rebrand our team as VisitFlorida.com Racing.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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