GRAND-AM Series: Fans to Vote for Cars Featured in 50th Rolex 24 Artwork

By Auto News Log • October 27th, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway has commissioned artwork to celebrate the historic 50th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and the fans will determine which cars are featured.

Fans can vote for one of the winning cars from each of the five decades by participating in the Daytona International Speedway by clicking here. The deadline for the voting is Oct. 31.

Colombian-American artist and Deltona, Fla. resident Alberto Gómez was commissioned by the speedcxway to create commemorative artwork for the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona twice-around-the-clock challenge on January 28-29.

Gómez will complete two unique projects. The first is a 4′ x 4′ commemorative 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 painting, highlighting one car and team from each of the five decades. In addition, Gómez will create a special 12′ x 8′ mural depicting children’s vision of sports car racing at Daytona. Parents of interested young “artists” can submit their drawings for consideration in this one-of-a-kind piece by mail to Daytona International Speedway, Attention: Rolex 24 Painting, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Drawings can be submitted until December 31, 2011. The opportunity is open to children ages 12 under.

Daytona International Speedway officials and Gómez will select 15 drawings to be used in the mural. The children whose drawings are selected will be invited to the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 to assist Gómez in painting the final mural in a fun and interactive area in the Sprint FANZONE. This area will be open during the race weekend, and all children attending the race are invited to assist in painting the mural.

Source: GRAND-AM Road Racing


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