CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR may be on the verge of a significant expansion.
Officials with the Rolex Sports Car Series and NASCAR are in discussions to bring the premiere series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association under the umbrella of NASCAR, the Observer and ThatsRacin.com have learned.
The Rolex Sports Car Series combines classes of Daytona Prototypes and Grand-Touring production-based cars and its premiere event each season is the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, which precedes by the two weeks NASCAR's premiere event, the Daytona 500.
A decision on whether the Sports Car Series will become part of NASCAR is expected in the next three months, sources said.
Reached by phone Sunday night, NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston would say only that "It's something that is being looked at, but nothing has been decided at this time."
This is already a NASCAR connection to the series.
The Grand-American Road Racing Association is the brainchild of Jim France, son of NASCAR founder Bill France and brother of the late NASCAR Chairman Bill France Jr. Jim France formed the Grand-Am association in 1999 to organize road racing in North America.