X Games announces rally invitations

Gronholm On Top (2:34)

Marcus Gronholm takes his second GRC win at the second stop in the series in Dallas, Texas. (2:34)

Global RallyCross overall leader Marcus Grönholm and 2011 GRC champion Tanner Foust head a list of 15 drivers who have been invited to compete in RallyCross on July 1 at 2012 X Games Los Angeles.

Brian Deegan will go for his second consecutive X Games gold medal in RallyCross against fellow multisport athletes Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek and Stephan Verdier.

Rounding out the RallyCross invitation list is Ken Block, David Binks, Toomas Heikkenen, Patrick Moro, Rhys Millen, Sverre Isachsen, Andy Scott and Samuel Hubinette.

Grönholm [43 points] won his second consecutive GRC final Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to stretch his lead to six points over second-place Foust [37], and 17 points over third-place Verdier. After the X Games GRC has two more stops, July 14 in New Hampshire and Sept. 29 in Las Vegas. Below are the GRC's current overall standings.

Global RallyCross 2012 overall standings through round two