Kyle Kirkwood. (IndyCar Photo)

Kirkwood Completes VSR Rolex 24 Lineup

CONCORD, N.C. — Vasser Sullivan Racing announced Tuesday that Kyle Kirkwood will drive the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 at the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Kirkwood completes the Vasser Sullivan GTD driver lineup for the January 28-29 race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He will co-drive with Aaron Telitz, Frankie Montecalvo and Parker Thompson.

“Kyle played a huge role in two of our 2022 IMSA wins, and the time is right to give him an opportunity to help lead the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus to a Rolex 24 victory,” Vasser Sullivan Team Principals Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan said. “We’ve been laser focused on building a roster that’s a favorite to win it, and with an all-star line-up, we’re ready for it.”

The full-time NTT IndyCar Series driver for Andretti Autosport has competed with VSR since 2020.

“I’m super happy to be back with Vasser Sullivan for my third Rolex 24 at Daytona in the Lexus RC F GT3,” Kirkwood said. “Driving with the No. 12 car group will be a ton of fun. I’ve known all three drivers for a long time and with the addition of Parker Thompson, we’ll be a true powerhouse.

“Vasser Sullivan and Lexus always prepare race winning cars, and coming off our win in the No. 14 car at Petit Le Mans last year, it will give the team momentum going into the first race of the 2023 season, which is also the biggest race of the year.”