Lance Stroll is set to become the second current Formula 1 driver after Fernando Alonso to join the entry for next January's Daytona 24 Hours.
The Williams F1 racer is understood to be part of a 'superteam' of up-and-coming drivers that will race one of two ORECA-Gibson 07 LMP2s fielded by the Le Mans 24 Hours class-winning Jackie Chan DC Racing squad.
The 19-year-old is expected to be partnered in the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener on January 27-28 by Formula E and Super Formula frontrunner Felix Rosenqvist and Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella, factory GT drivers with Audi and Mercedes respectively.
Stroll has links with all three of his Daytona team-mates through management and coaching.
Rosenqvist was Stroll's team-mate and mentor at Prema in the European Formula 3 Championship in 2015 and continued to advise the Canadian through his title-winning season in F3 the following year.
No comment has been forthcoming from Jota Sport, which runs the Chan/DC team's fleet of ORECAs in both the World Endurance Championship and the Asian Le Mans Series.
It has stated its intent to do Daytona with two cars under the Chan/DC banner, but has yet to talk about drivers.
News of Stroll's likely participation at Daytona comes after Alonso tested the United Autosports Ligier-Gibson JSP217 he will race at Daytona.
He tried the car at Aragon on Tuesday, just two days after his run in a Toyota TS050 HYBRID in Bahrain.