For the first time ever, riders from the all-female TEAm Lipton will circle the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, USA, just hours before the racecars hit the course for a NASCAR race on February 19. Team members Grace Fleury, Kristen LaSasso and Liza Rachetto will be showing they can manoeuvre and draft each other just as well as their male counterparts on four wheels.
Earlier this year, the team helped one of NASCAR's most popular drivers, Kasey Kahne, prepare for the Daytona 500. Kahne and TEAm Lipton rode together to help build Kahne's endurance and sharpen his mental alertness for the race. Few athletes take a two-sport approach to training, but Kasey believes both sports bring the level of competitiveness that helps drive athletes to a higher level.
Kasey and TEAm Lipton are also ambassadors for the Lipton Live Well Challenge, a campaign to help people be active and have a healthy diet. "Whether you're circling the Daytona 500 at 200 mph in a car or 20 mph on a bike, it's important to have proper health and fitness training, " said Kahne "By cycling with the Lipton team and leading the Lipton Live Well Challenge I hope I can inspire others to live better and feel better with a healthy lifestyle."
Notes: Kasey Kahne will be riding at Daytona on Wednesday, February 15 from 10 -11 AM EST at the FanZone and training with TEAm Lipton on Friday, February 17 from 11 - 12 PM EST in the FanZone. TEAm Lipton's lap will take place about two hours before the Daytona 500 on February 19, 2006.