Nelson Piquet Jr to make Daytona 24 Hours debut
|By Sam Tremayne
||Thursday, November 29th 2012, 17:37 GMT
Nelson Piquet Jr will make his Daytona 24 Hours next year after signing with Action Express Racing.
The 27-year-old Brazilian has spent the season competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, where he finished seventh in the championship with two victories to his credit.
In March he claimed his first NASCAR win in the K&N East Series, while in June he also made his Grand-Am debut at Road America at the wheel of a Mazda MX-5.
Alongside compatriot Felipe Nasr, Action Express has also signed up full-time drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mike Rockenfeller and Brian and Burt Friselle.
Rockenfeller and Barbosa were part of the team's 2010 winning line-up.
Team manager Gary Nelson said driver line-ups will be finalised after the Daytona 'Roar before the 24' event.
"After the Roar, AXR will finalise its driver and car assignments, as it works to produce the best chemistry among it's two cars for the best overall results, an advantage other teams do not have," he confirmed.
This year's Roar event runs at Daytona on 6-8 January.