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Endurance: Muscle Milk Pickett Racing confirms Le Mans bid with Oreca-Nissan

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Muscle Milk Pickett is entering the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans with its new Oreca-Nissan, Greg Pickett confirmed.

For the occasion, the 66 year-old team owner is making a return behind the wheel, having not raced since Petit Le Mans in 2011. He will share driving duties with his regular drivers Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr.

The Indianapolis based team has raced in La Sarthe only once before, in 2008. Driving a Lola, Pickett, Graf and Jans Lammer completed 146 laps before retiring with engine problems.

"[It's great] going back with Klaus and Lucas with the relationship I have, and with a really nice car that we think can fight for a really good finish in P2," Pickett is quoted saying by Sportscar365.

In order to be allowed to race at Le Mans this year, Graf and Pickett must complete a minimum of 10 laps each during the June 1st test day. Having entered the race last year with Jota Sport, Luhr qualifies automatically.

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing won the last two American Le Mans Series title with Honda, before switching to Oreca ahead of the inaugural United SportsCar Championship season.

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