For only the seventh time in the series' 30-year history, the International Race of Champions series will not run as a part of SpeedWeek at Daytona this year.

Since the end of the sponsorship money pouring in from primary sponsor, Crown Royal, series president Jay Signore has been working feverishly to get a series sponsor signed in time to run the first race at Daytona for 2007, but that won't happen. They're hoping to have a sponsor signed soon enough to run a full 4-race series this year, beginning in Texas the weekend of April 13-15.

The IROC Series is a unique format that takes 12 drivers from different motorsports disciplines and provides them with equally-prepared cars to race on different tracks around the country for a $1 million dollar payout to the winner.

[Source: USA Today]


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