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NASCAR Cup Racer Dillon makes his IMSA debut at the 2021 24 Hours of Daytona | IMSA SportsCar News – Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Racer Austin Dillon will make his IMSA SportsCar Championship debut in January at the Daytona 24-hour race at Rige, run by Eurasia Motorsport and Rick Ware Racing.

The 2018 Daytona 500 winner, Dillon, won his third career win in Texas, finishing 11th in the Cup Series in 2020.

The 30-year-old NASCAR racer will take part in the opening round of the IMSA season, following Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and recently retired seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie Johnson will be paired with the Action Express Racing Cadillac in the DPi category.

Dillon regularly plays against the Cup Series RWR team, which ran three cars last year. David Lagan was fourth in the 2020 Daytona 500, the best ever.

RWR won the LMP2-Am class in the 2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series, where Philippine-based Eurasia competed for the entire LMP2 class, but refused to enter Le Mans.

Dillon takes the LMP2 class Ligier JSP217 to the prolific GT racer Sally Jorck, who won the GTE-Am class at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours, team boss Rickware’s son Cody, and the fourth unnamed person. Share with the driver of.

This shows that the RWR team has returned to the 24 Hours of Daytona. In this test, the Riley / Multimatic chassis was damaged in an accident and there was a shortage of spares, so we withdrew from the 2020 event following the Roar Before the 24 test.

Jonathan Hogard, who won the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, initially planned to race as part of the award that won the Snoco Challenge, but abandoned the prototype race debut and made a GTD class precision. I switched to performance motorsport. Lamborghini Huracán.

The 24-hour grid Set in new qualifying race It takes place on the last day of the roar before the 24th test on Sunday, January 24th, the weekend before the main event from January 30th to 31st.

Two drivers will participate in the race on the grid set up during the 15-minute qualifying session on Saturday, January 23rd.

– Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Racer Dillon makes his IMSA debut at the 2021 24 Hours of Daytona | IMSA SportsCar News

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