As Larson eyes another Rolex 24, Logano would like to join him
Now that Ford Motor Co. will race its $400,000 2016 Ford GT supercar next season, it's caught the attention of a couple of NASCAR's young stars.
In a press conference in France Friday morning, Ford announced it will compete in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans with its radical update of the Ford GT and a team fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing.
Later in the morning at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson confirmed he will drive a Ganassi Ford GT in the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, an event Larson won in just his second start earlier this year.
"I think they plan on doing the 24 hours (of Daytona) with the same driver lineup," said Larson, who won the event earlier this year co-driving with Jamie McMurray in a Ganassi car. "I imagine I'll probably be back at the 24 hours, just in a different style car, which is going to be different. ... I had fun this year doing the 24 hours, so I'm excited to go back and do it again."
And Team Penske's Joey Logano said he, too, would like to race in the Rolex event, although he has nothing formally lined up.
"Over the winter, running the Rolex 24 would be really cool and if that opportunity came up some day I think I would take it because it would be fun to go through it and get to drive those cars and learn what it is like and just go through the whole experience," said Logano. "Obviously that is a crown jewel event and one that you really want to win. It would be cool to have the opportunity someday."