IndyCar star Paul Tracy may be stranded on the open-wheel sidelines, but the Canadian is expanding his involvement in Grand-Am Rolex Series racing. Doran Racing announced that Tracy will rejoin its squad, with whom he drove in the Rolex 24 at Daytona (LEFT), for the next round of the series at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 13, as well as the two remaining events in Grand-Am's "North American Endurance Championship" – the Watkins Glen 6-hour race on July 1 and the inaugural "Super Weekend at the Brickyard" on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on July 27.
"I'm really excited to get back behind the wheel with Doran," said Tracy, who will share the team's No. 77 Dallara-Ford DP in the 2h45m New Jersey race with Dr. Jim Lowe. "We had a good run at the 24 hours at Daytona and the team has had a chance to prepare for the upcoming races. I'm pleased to get back together with Jim for his hometown race at New Jersey. This is a track I have not yet driven, so I'm eager to learn the course on Thursday during the opening practice session. I'm looking forward to a great weekend with Jim and Kevin and the rest of the Doran crew."
While P.T. has never driven on the narrow, 2.25-mile racetrack New Jersey track, which is known as Thunderbolt Raceway, teammate Lowe says its got plenty of challenges.
“I enjoy the configuration we run with the big carousel chicane; and it has some very technically challenging parts," said Lowe. "[It has] very little opportunity for passing in certain sections, so you really have to be on your game when you go on the attack in these slower corners."
At Daytona in January, Tracy and Lowe partnered with brothers Brian and Burt Frisselle, finishing seventh in the 24-hour event.