Spirit of Daytona Racing has confirmed that IRL veteran Darren Manning will form part of its driver line-up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Manning will join forces with regular drivers Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup regular Paul Menard for the opening round of the Grand Am Rolex Series season.

Manning competed in the race last season with the Orbit Motorsports team and has a podium finish at Daytona on his resume already having finished second in 2007 with the CITGO/SAMAX team.

Both Manning and Menard will spend time behind the wheel of the #90 Spirit of Daytona Coyote during the upcoming 'Roar before the 24' test at Daytona this weekend.