A New Racing Era Begins for Nine-Time National Champion Scott Tucker, Level 5 Motorsports

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Pre-season testing for the 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series began today at Daytona International Speedway amid excitement and speculation about the recently announced merger between Grand Am and the American Le Mans Series. Nine-time National Champion Scott Tucker reflects on his success in both series.

Pre-season testing for the 2013 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series got underway today at Daytona International Speedway as the start of the new racing season is right around the corner. After Grand Am and the American Le Mans Series announced their merger recently, this season kicks off with a great deal of excitement. Three-time ALMS Champion Scott Tucker is among those anticipating the new era.

“We’ve run in both Grand Am and the ALMS,” Tucker said. “We’ve had success in both series. With world class races like the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring becoming part of the same schedule, it promises to bring a whole new level of competition to what were already very strong series.”

Tucker’s success in the ALMS speaks for itself with two championships in the LMP2 class and one in LMPC. But today’s testing at Daytona International Speedway calls to mind Tucker’s 2010 podium finish at the world famous 24-hour contest at the historic track. That performance was captured in the documentary film, “Daytona Dream.”

"This film crew did a great job in documenting what we go through as race car drivers in an endurance race," Tucker said. "There is no other test like this in motorsports. And, to see the human drama unfold on the screen is unprecedented.”

Jason Priestley narrates the Drive Motion Pictures feature that follows one team's obsession with the most grueling race in the world. “Daytona Dream” depicts Tucker's masterful efforts to assemble a dream team of elite race car drivers bent on winning the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

This unique and compelling film immerses its audience deep inside the tumultuous, unpredictable and thrill-a-minute world of road racing at historic Daytona International Speedway. The fast-paced, hour-long presentation aired on Discovery Channel, the anchor network for Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries.

While Tucker’s plans for the upcoming racing season remain uncertain, his legacy will always include triumph on the sports car racing world’s biggest stage.

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