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Next spring, Homestead-Miami Speedway will serve as host to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series' Grand Prix of Miami, with the Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes both set to run in South Florida in April. The Grand Prix of Miami will take center stage as Race 3 of the 2012 campaign on the 2.3-mile road course.
"Miami has a stellar sports car-racing tradition, and this is America's most competitive road-racing series," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matt Becherer. "The Grand Prix of Miami Weekend is a very unique opportunity to get up close with the best sports car drivers in the world. And rest assured that we'll continue our tradition of unparalleled fan amenities, as we welcome fans into the infield and on to Pit Road; feature driver meet-and-greets and autograph sessions; and continue our policy of admitting all kids 12 and under FREE of charge."
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series competitors will compete for an exciting new three-race endurance championship, highlighting the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series schedule announced today.
The inaugural North American Endurance Championship will feature the 50th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 28-29, the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International on June 29-July 1 and GRAND-AM's three-hour debut race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Super Weekend at the Brickyard on July 27.
The 13-race schedule also includes GRAND-AM's first visit to Detroit - the automotive capital of the world - with the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Challenge at Belle Isle on June 2, and the return to many of North America's premier circuits, including Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal; Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.; Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio; Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.; Homestead-Miami Speedway; New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.; and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
"This is without doubt the strongest schedule in GRAND-AM history," said GRAND-AM President Tom Bledsoe. "Highlights are everywhere you look .new races, new places - and a new three-race championship. We're going to be making a lot of sports car history in 2012."
The North American Endurance Championship will be open to competitors in