Paul Charsley and I are really excited to announce our unique opportunity to follow Matt Bell at the Rolex 24 this weekend at Daytona International. We’ll be bring you inside the garage allowing you to see a side of racing that isn’t often seen.
The unique element of this weekend is that Matt will be racing the Stevenson Motorsports Camaro in the Continental Tire Challenge on Friday and then quickly hop into the APR Motorsports Audi R8 for the Rolex 24. How does a driver approach two distinctly different vehicles over a race weekend with co-drivers, endurance characteristics and the challenges of multi-class racing? We’ll find out.
Join us this weekend via our website, Twitter accounts (@formula1blog, @paulf1b, @negativecamber_ ) with hashtags #f1b and #rolex24, Facebook and YouTube as we document Matt’s weekend. We hope you enjoy our coverage and it brings you some insight to terrific American Racing via the Grand Am series. Here is the official press release:
Formula1 Blog to Follow Grand-Am’s Matt Bell at Daytona
Altamonte Springs, FL/ January 23, 2013 – Grand-Am Road Racing regular and P1 Groupe driver Matt Bell has his sights set on a successful weekend as the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series prepare for their respective races. Joining Bell on his journey at Daytona International Speedway will be Todd McCandless and Paul Charsley of Formula1blog.com. The California based company will be present for both of Bell’s races to document the road racing veteran’s experiences throughout the weekend. With over thirty-thousand page views a month, McCandless and Charsley will be sharing video pieces, audio pieces as well as talent interviews, live social media updates during the event and up-to-date photographs. This program will give racing fans around the world a unique inside view of Bell’s strategy, real-time decision making and the art of racing at the most prestigious sports car racing event in North America.
“Working with Formula1blog.com at Daytona is a great opportunity” Bell stated. “The exposure and reach this company has is quite amazing, and I am very proud to be a part of that as I begin my 2013 campaign. This weekend will be action-packed with me racing in both Stevenson Motorsports’ Camaro on Friday and APR Motorsport’s Audi R8 in the 24, so Todd and Paul will certainly have a great deal of racing to work with. Whatever I can do to make this program as successful as it can be, will be done!”
McCandless, the company’s Chief Opinion Officer, shared the sentiments of the 27-year old Bell. “Formula1blog.com couldn’t be more excited to cover Matt Bell at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. It’s a signature event and to follow a singular driver like Matt for the entire weekend will be a terrific insight for our readers, viewers and listeners. Fans know the excitement and fun the Grand Am Rolex 24 provides each year and the rare opportunity to follow a professional driver like Matt Bell is an incredible honor for all of us at formula1blog.com. We can’t wait to share Matt’s adventure at the Grand Am Rolex 24 with the world.”
With Formula1blog.com’s 32,000 downloads of weekly podcast per month, 36,000 YouTube views, 11,300 Twitter followers and 3,000 Facebook friends, it is safe to say the name Matt Bell and MBellRacing will be seen on social media networks and broadcasts all over the world. Stay tuned for updates and materials as the weekend’s festivities begin tomorrow!
Matt Bell and Stevenson Motorsports will be on track at Daytona International Speedway Friday, January 25th for their two and half hour opening event. The Daytona 200 will begin promptly at 1:45pm ET and can be seen Saturday, February 2nd at 4:00pm ET.
Bell and APR Motorsport will be on track for the 51st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona at 3:30pm ET on Saturday, January 26th. Coverage of the event will begin LIVE on SPEED at 3pm ET.
About P1 Groupe:
P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design,