Gas Monkey Energy Teams Up With Turner Motorsport For Rolex 24 At Daytona
Turner Motorsport will be back on the track this year at the 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but this time with Gas Monkey Energy helping fuel them in the grueling 24-hour endurance race which begins the 2018 WeatherTechSportsCar Championship season. Taking their partnership beyond a traditional wrap on a car, Gas Monkey Energy is putting a driver IN the car! One of the brands Principle Financial Investors, Don Yount, will share driving duties of the no. 96 BMW on the world-famous Daytona International Speedway’s 12-turn road course spanning 3.56 miles.
A race like few others in the world, the Rolex 24 will put drivers not through a distance race, but a timed race beginning Saturday, January 27th at 2:40pm and end the following day at 2:40pm. And while there will be little rest for the drivers and teams during that time, the same can be said for Gas Monkey Energy as we will be covering all of the action live on our various social networks so be sure to follow along!
The 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will take the green flag at 2:00pm ET on January 27th and will be televised LIVE from Daytona International Speedway on Fox Networks and streamed live in its entirety on the Fox Go Mobile App as well as on Fox Sports 1.
About The Team
The Turner Motorsport No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 entry will feature a new LIQUI MOLY livery and two new team drivers, Yount and Mark Kvamme. The duo will join veteran Turner drivers Jens Klingmann, Martin Tomczyk and Cameron Lawrence to round out the team of five.
“Daytona always seems to sneak up so quickly,” said Will Turner. “We have been super busy since the final race of 2017 to put together this program for 2018 with some new and exciting partnerships as well as new drivers. This will be our ninth Rolex 24 at Daytona and it still remains that race we dream about winning. Looking forward to this race and working with this driver lineup and the M6 to give it our best and see if we can clinch that top spot on the podium.”