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Wayne Taylor Racing Makes It A Family Affair For Daytona

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Wayne Taylor will return to the driving seat alongside his two sons (Credit: IMSA.com)

Wayne Taylor Racing will be a true family event when the first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season kicks off with the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Wayne Taylor, who the team is named after, will get behind the wheel for the first time in four years when his Corvette DP takes to the famed Florida banking.

He will be joined by business partner and long time co-driver Max Angelelli as well as his two sons Ricky and Jordan to compete in the twice round the clock race.

Wayne said: “When I stopped driving full-time back in 2006, I was done with driving and have been ever since. Having said that, I knew that an opportunity to drive with my boys might never come again, so I really had to think hard about it. I did some laps – I didn’t do a lot – but I enjoyed myself enough, especially night driving, to say I’m prepared to do this. So, I’m really looking forward to it. At the same time I’m a little nervous. In my career, I always was the guy who was the fastest. Now, I’m the slowest, so it’s weird. My job is to stay out of trouble and stay on the lead lap.

“One thing I’m a little worried about is some of the traffic we saw at the test. A lot of drivers appeared to be very new to this. Daytona’s all about being fast but, most importantly, about keeping the car in a good condition for the last three hours of the race. That’s when it really starts.

“I’m excited about driving with the boys. Having had to drive these cars now compared to when I was driving full-time, I’m inclined to say the boys are better than I ever was. It takes a 110-percent focus because these cars are really difficult, and this has proven to me what they are really made of. Yes, it’s much more difficult, but I’m up to the task.”

Best prepared for the race will probably be Jordan Taylor as well as Max Angelelli, the two paired up in the car last years to claim the final Rolex Series driver’s championship.

Ricky returns to Wayne Taylor Racing after a year spent in the Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette, and – after Daytona – will join up with his brother to complete the rest of the TUDOR Championship season.

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