WeatherTech Championship

Lieb Joins Dempsey Racing Driver Roster

The Dempsey Racing Porsche during testing at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Dempsey Racing photo)

The Dempsey Racing Porsche during testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway. (Dempsey Racing photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Marc Lieb will fill out the four-driver roster for Dempsey Racing in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Lieb was named to the Porsche 911 GT America one day after the team named Andrew Davis as its third driver.

Lieb has victories in racing’s biggest events, including a recent win the GTE-PRO class at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside Richard Lietz and Romain

Dumas. Porsche then announced after the conclusion of last season that Lieb would be joining the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 program for the 2014 World

Endurance Championship.  He also earned class wins at Le Mans in 2005 and 2010 and scored a 2004 SGS-class victory in the Rolex 24.

“We are excited about having Marc join our team,” said Dempsey, the popular Hollywood actor who is also a lead driver and owner of Dempsey Racing. “His knowledge and experience with Porsche will help us align ourselves with those who know how to win. I’m looking forward to learning from him and sharing seat time with him during the Rolex 24.”

Dempsey, Davis and Lieb will be joined in the No. 27 by Dempsey’s longtime co-driver and motorsports business partner Joe Foster.

In other team news, American sports car racing legend Hurley Haywood, a five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona race winner, has joined Dempsey Racing as a consultant.

Haywood brings his considerable endurance racing skills and experience to the team and joined them at Daytona on Friday.

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