Brian Redman, one of the most accomplished names in international motorsports and three-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, has been named Grand Marshal for the 47th anniversary of the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2008) – Brian Redman, one of the most accomplished names in international motorsports and three-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, has been named Grand Marshal for the 47th anniversary of the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
Redman will deliver the starting command “Drivers, start your engines” and will present the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watches to the winners of the Rolex 24 in Gatorade Victory Lane.
“Few drivers command the respect of the entire international racing community as Brian Redman does,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “From his victories in various types of race cars to his legendary sports car triumphs at Daytona, Brian has put his name alongside the many greats of motorsport. It is a great pleasure to have him here in attendance and be part of the Rolex 24 weekend.”
Redman’s many accomplishments include three straight Formula 5000 championships between 1974-1976, the 1981 IMSA Camel GT Championship and being a member of five World Manufacturers Championship winning teams. With three Rolex 24 wins, he is one of only 10 drivers to own three or more triumphs in the twice-around-the-clock challenge.
Redman is today one of the world’s great promoters of historic auto racing events. His company, Intercontinental Events Incorporated, created and promoted Porsche Rennsport I, II and III, the latter two held at Daytona International Speedway.
He is also a contributing editor to Road and Track magazine and an inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2002.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona is the kick-off event to the international motorsports calendar as well as the season-opening race of the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. The start-studded field of champion drivers from NASCAR and open-wheel will compete against the best from Grand-Am Rolex Series on Daytona’s historic 3.56-mile road course in the ultimate test of speed and endurance.
Starting with the Super Four-Day Ticket available for $85, a wide-variety of ticket packages and specialty vehicle packages are available for purchase for the Rolex 24.
The Super Four-Day Ticket is an all-inclusive pass that allows daily access to the infield and grandstands to enjoy all four days of action and includes Sprint FANZONE and garage access, a savings of $55.
The two-day advance infield-grandstand ticket, which includes Sprint FANZONE, is available for $40 until Jan. 15, which is a savings of $15. Race fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com