GRAND-AM Road Racing
is an auto racing
sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize road racing
competitions in North America
. It currently sanctions six auto racing series.
The Grand American Road Racing Association was established in 1999 and is located in Daytona Beach, Florida
, near the homes of NASCAR
, International Speedway Corporation
(ISC), and Daytona International Speedway
. Although originated by some members of the NASCAR community, GRAND-AM centers on different styles of racing including sports car racing
, touring car racing
, and motorcycle racing
on road racing circuits throughout North America.
On September 4, 2008, NASCAR Holdings announced their buyout of the Grand American Road Racing Association in an attempt to merge communications, research, and marketing resources into a single entity, while allowing each organization to continue to control their own racing series.
Rolex Sports Car Series
The premiere series of GRAND-AM is the Rolex Sports Car Series
which originated in 2000 as a successor to the defunct United States Road Racing Championship
. Combining classes of Sports Racing Prototypes
and Grand Touring
-style production-based cars, the series is centered around the Rolex 24 At Daytona
but includes a wide variety of American, Canadian, and Mexican tracks.
In 2003, the series replaced its Sports Racing Prototypes with new Daytona Prototypes
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