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Jun232011

Tomy Drissi Driving No. 37 Rise Of The Planet of The Apes Ford in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Trans Am Champion Will Debut In Toyota/Save Mart 350 At Infineon Raceway

Trans Am Series Champion Tomy Drissi will drive the No. 37 Rise Of The Planet of The Apes Ford in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway this weekend. The Rolex Grand Am Series and American Le Mans Series driver's arrival marks the beginning of his participation in the No. 37 car and at upcoming road course events and possibly some premier oval track dates as well.

Just off an outstanding 2nd place finish with the ALMS at Long Beach, Drissi will drive the #37 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Ford this weekend and then the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen and Montreal later this season. Additionally, Drissi will race the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, an event he has wanted to race his entire career but not had the right opportunity until now.

“Having Tomy Drissi in the No. 37 car is exciting,” stated both Larry Gunsleman and Rick Ware. “We have watched Tomy race his entire career. Being able to put him into the No. 37 and bring him to our NASCAR program will provide another avenue for our collective marketing partners.”

"I'm really excited and looking forward to this opportunity," said Tomy Drissi. "We think this will provide our sponsors, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Muscle Milk, with fantastic exposure to a much wider audience. I really appreciate the effort Rick Ware and Larry Gunsleman have put into bring me into their program."

Action at Infineon gets underway on Friday, June 24th at 9:00 am EST with Sprint Cup Series practice. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 3:00 EST with the race on Sunday at noon EST on TNT.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

In theaters August 5, 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in a contemporary San Francisco and follows a young scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. Franco has been testing his Alzheimer cure on apes, but one of them, named Caesar, starts to evolve rapidly, so he takes him home to live with him and protect him from the cruel doctors, thus starting the inevitable ape revolution. James Franco stars, along with Andy Serkis providing motion capture for Caesar and Weta doing CGI; Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, with Tom Felton. Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on August 5th late summer. Trailer: http://www.apeswillrise.com/


Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challenge. Born December 9 in Hollywood, California, Tomy owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas. Drissi's first racing experience in motorsports was street racing on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills. His professional racing career highlights include; 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year, 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver, 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year and Trans-Am Champion. In 2010 Tomy competed in Trans-Am competing in 7 rounds and taking 1 win, 1 pole, 3 podiums, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens; He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

Find out more about Tomy Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.


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