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IMS announces TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series test

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Drivers Scott Sharp, Ricky and Jordan Taylor in cooperation with TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series will be preparing for racing during the third annual Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard with a test session scheduled for Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will meet with the media in the IMS garage area from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Scott Sharp, a 14-time starter in the Indianapolis 500 will be driving his No. 1 Tequila PatrĂ³n-sponsored HPD LMP@ car for Extreme Speed Motorsports this season. Sharp owns nine Verizon IndyCar Series victories and eight ALMS wins has finished in the top ten at the Indy 500 a total of five times with his best finish a six place in 2007.

Ricky and Jordan Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing, based in Indianapolis, will also be available for interviews on Thursday. The Taylors, who drive the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette Dallara Daytona Prototype car, captured their first Tudor United SportsCar Championship victory of the season on May 31 at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.

This is the third time at the Kroger Super Weekend that the exotic prototype and production-based GT sports cars will compete on the IMS road course. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races are scheduled to be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 and features the Brickyard Grand Prix race for two prototype classes and two GT classes, and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race consisting of the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes.

Fans will be allowed to view the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series test from the South Terrace grandstands and the Turn 2 viewing mounds adjacent to the IMS Hall of Fame Museum at no charge.