News & Multimedia

Super Weekend Profile: Darren Law

By the time he arrives at the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard, Darren Law will have competed in 157 GRAND-AM Rolex Series races. That’s more Daytona Prototype starts than any other driver.

Law, 44, is the GRAND-AM’s iron man, and he’s also one of the top drivers in the series. He finished third in the DP standings in 2011 and he’s tied for fifth place halfway through the 2012 campaign, with a victory at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Though born in Ontario, Canada, Law was raised in Orange County, California and is a longtime resident of Phoenix. Law calls legendary road racer Bob Bondurant a friend and mentor, and he taught at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving for several years. In fact, he still serves as a one-on-one driver coach when he’s not racing.

“It keeps me in a race-car all year round and keeps me sharp,” Law says. “I think it helps from a driver standpoint to be able to explain how to go faster, rather than just trying to always figure it out for yourself.”

In addition to his longtime participation in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, Law also drives in selected American Le Mans Series events for Flying Lizard Motorsports, and he competed in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2009-11.

“I've been doing both prototype and GT since ‘04, so I’m comfortable with it,” Law related. “But the cars are very, very different to drive. The prototype is very stiff and the GT car moves around a lot.”

Law counts his biggest victory as the 2009 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, where he co-drove with David Donohue, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia. The emotional win came near the hometown of the Brumos Racing team (predecessor to the Action Express Racing team Law currently drives for) and it was also 40 years after Donohue’s father Mark had won the same event.

“This is probably the hardest 24 hour race I’ve ever done,” Law said after the Daytona win. “The pace was very fast and we had to drive very hard.”

Law is renowned in the DP series as a good guy to be teamed with.

“I enjoy the camaraderie and having a teammate to work with,” he says. “If you have the right driving partner, there are no excuses about your lap times, because you have a direct comparison in the same car to your co-driver. You can also feed off each other – if one person's quicker in one area, you can learn from each other.”
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Super Weekend Profile: Darren Law
 
Super Weekend Profile: Darren Law
By the time he arrives at the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard, Darren Law will have competed in 157 GRAND-AM Rolex Series races. That’s more Daytona Prototype starts than any other driver.
Read More
Related Media
NASCAR Format
 
NASCAR Enhances On-Track Product with New Stage-Based Race Format
NASCAR, in collaboration with industry stakeholders, announced an enhanced competition format that will be implemented in all three of its national series – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Read More
Jimmie Johnson
 
IMS Statement on New NASCAR Format
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles release the following statement regarding format changes announced by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series officials this evening:
Read More
Carl Edwards
 
IMS Statement on Retirement of Carl Edwards
Edwards first ran the Brickyard 400 in 2005. He placed in the top ten three times, finishing second in 2008. Over the course of his NASCAR career he compiled 28 race victories, 22 poles and 124 top five finishes.
Read More
Alexander Rossi
 
IMS President Doug Boles Shares Favorite Moments of 2016
As we quickly close in on 2017, I thought it might be appropriate to recall 16 of my favorite moments from this historic year! These are clearly not all of the memories I will take away from this awesome year and they are not in any particular order.
Read More
Jimmie Johnson
 
Johnson Clinches Seventh NASCAR Championship at Homestead
Jimmie Johnson earned the new nickname "Seven-Time" after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which also earned him the 2016 Sprint Cup Series championship -- the seventh of his career. This came after a rough start to the day when Johnson was forced to start from the rear after unapproved adjustments to his car before the race.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 716
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
We are 99 days out from the 101st Running of the #Indy500! Bottle number 3 got dropped off at Foyt Wine Vault! https://t.co/a2UCICvklm
about 16 hours ago