Ross Kaiser and the rest of the Doran Racing team will start the Rolex 24 at Daytona seventh on the grid after Brian Frisselle's efforts in the 15 minute qualifying session.
The team's Ford-Dallara, newly adorned with sponsorship from Office Depot, Avnet and Intersil the team finished the two pre-qualifying practice sessions in twelfth and fourteenth, Kaiser – awarded the race seat as the winner of the 2010 Sunoco Rolex 24 at Daytona Challenge – taking full advantage of the track time available.
“Practice gave me more time in the car and to experience the Daytona racing conditions which I'm now a lot more familiar with,” said Kaiser. “I'm looking forward to some night running tonight, especially as there is a chance my first race stint may run into the darkness.”
The no.77 car ended Thursday's final practice ninth fastest before sitting out the fourth practice session on Friday morning and running the fourteenth fastest time in the final session before the race itself.
Kaiser and Frisselle share the car with Matt Bell and Henri Richard. The race begins at 3:30pm local time.