Grand-Am teams take first laps at Austin, Texas circuit in preparation for 2013 race #NASCAR #Austin

Several Grand-Am teams rented the Circuit of Americas race track in Austin, Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for next year’s races, scheduled for Feb. 28 to March 2.

Grand-Am is sanctioned by NASCAR and features two series that usually race on the same weekend: the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, a support series. Both series will race at Circuit of the Americas.