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JEZARIAN to Race Rolex 24 at Daytona

January 19, 2009 by  
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rolexJEZARIAN to Race Rolex 24 at DaytonaMonday, 19 January 2009
New York, NY–Greisiger Motorsports driver Gregory Jezarian is in the final stages of negotiations for a seat in the prestigious Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona. Gregory will join four other team drivers campaigning a Porsche 997 for the 24 hours long endurance race. Driver coach and current Rolex GT pilot, Andy Brumbaugh ( began intensive track coaching sessions with Jezarian and will be on hand at Daytona to assist and get his newest protege acclimated to the race.
 “I am excited to be a part of this event and working with Greg through his first race at this level,” stated Brumbaugh.  “I know he will excel and represent his partners well.  This is a long race and it is more about your mental strength than anything to make sure you stay sharp in the car; Greg understands this and is really excited for the event to start.  I know with his passion and eagerness to learn he will be a natural in these cars.” 

The Rolex 24 is the most prestigous event in North American road racing.  It is an all-time endurance racing classic.  This years field includes notable drivers such as Jimmie Johnson—3 time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Hurley Haywood—sports car legend and multiple Daytona 24 winner, Buddy Rice, Scott Dixon, and Dario Franchitti—all former Indy 500 champions, and even more superstars.   
Jezarian, an open wheel pilot with a Pro Formula 2000 and Formula Atlantic background will enter a professional sports car race for the first time. “I’m excited about the transition from a formula car to the Rolex GT car.  We’re trying to beat the clock to get in on time. I just received my Grand-Am and FIA driver’s credentials yesterday. Endurance racing and the Rolex series are amazing and it fits in with my partners needs really well.  AZAD Watches and Skyline Lending Private Banking  are wonderful partners for me and I’m honored to introduce their names to crowd at Daytona. I can help them with their businesses.”  

Jezarian will wheel a Pro F-2000 car in the F-2000 Championship Series for Greisiger Motorsports, Inc. in 2009. GMI will also field and a Formula Atlantic car in the SCCA National Championship.  Kurt Greisiger states: We are thrilled that Greg has this opportunity to expand his professional driving career to sports cars. Our sponsors, shareholders and management wish Greg well on this new adventure.”

Follow Jezarian and the Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona on Fox from 3 to 4:30pm Eastern on Saturday January 24th and then on SPEED Channel from 4:30 to 10pm.  Continuing coverage on SPEED Sunday January 25th at 7am to 4pm for the conclusion of the twice around the clock classic.