TUSC: NBC Sports' own David Hobbs named Rolex 24 Grand Marshal

Congratulations are in order for NBC Sports Formula One commentator David Hobbs, who will serve as the Grand Marshal for this coming January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway – the inaugural race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Hobbs was an 11-time starter in the famous sports car race, with his best finish being a pair of third-place showings in 1971 (co-driver Mark Donahue) and again in 1984 (co-drivers Doc Bundy and Bob Tullius). Additionally, Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) president Pierre Fillon has been named as the honorary starter for the race on Jan. 25-26, 2014. Fillon invited International Speedway Corporation president Jim France to fill the same role at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this past summer. “David Hobbs’ starting command and the waving of the starter’s flag by Pierre Fillon will kick off a new era in North American sports car raci...

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