Daytona Beach, Fla. (28 January 2017) – As Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian ramps up for the Rolex 24 At Daytona green flag on Saturday, the team has already earned one accolade to start the weekend as Team Owner Mike Shank was honored with the Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence, presented by the Gorsline Company, during the annual Grand Marshall dinner Friday evening.
The Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence was created to recognize the team owner or team manager who has demonstrated the qualities of integrity, passion for the sport, and love of cars for which Bob Snodgrass was known during his life and career.
The award recipient was chosen by a panel of motor sports professionals and Shank was presented with a specially engraved Rolex Stainless Steel and Platinum Yacht-Master timepiece.
“I’m really honored to win this award and grateful to John Gorsline – this Rolex is beautiful,” said Shank. “This is a great way to start the weekend and it says a lot about my team and everything they put into our effort. We had several great moments in 2016 and I could not be prouder of everyone at Michael Shank Racing. This is a really exciting time for our organization as we launch our new program with Acura Motorsports and hopefully we will continue to have a good weekend through the race.”
Michael Shank Racing will look to add to its list of accomplishments when the team makes its race debut with the Acura NSX GT3 when the green flag waves for the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona this afternoon at 2:30 PM ET.
The race will be televised LIVE on FOX beginning at 2:00 PM ET.