The excitement of the last few laps of the 2016 running of the Daytona 500 made up for the boredom of sitting through a couple of hours of speedway racing. Sure, there was some mind blowing 3 and 4 wide racing and a couple of crashes, but nothing to stir the soul. Until right at […]
As much as diehard fans hate to admit it, the reality is that a healthy percentage of the viewers of today’s Daytona 500 will tune in for one reason: to see the Big One. As a bit of a primer for those folks, I have chased down this compilation reel of crashes from the 2015 […]
One of the greatest things about the Rolex 24 is that it draws drivers from around the world, for all different types of racing, from open wheel to stock cars and of course sports cars. The race also brings out the legends of endurance racing, with names like Haywood, Hobbs and Bell being regulars at […]
Before the green flag, fans are invited down onto pit lane, where they get to swarm the cars and drivers for an hour or so. It is great fun for the fans, but a nightmare for anyone with anxiety. As always though, there were lots of fun and interesting folks in the crowd.
As we wait for the pre-race activities to begin here at Daytona, allow me to share a whopping big gallery of images from yesterday morning’s practice session from pit lane.
While the first race of the Rolex 24 weekend is the Ferrari Challenge, the REAL first event of the weekend is the BMW Performance 200 for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Based on cars that most of us might actually buy in a new car dealership, the series offers hard core door to door racing […]
If you, like me, have been champing at the bit for some sports car racing action, then you need to check out this video from YouTuber Lanky Turtle, who spent some time walking the paddock at Daytona yesterday. Oliver Pla set the quickest time in Roar Before the 24 practice, a 1:39.445 lap in the […]
Datsun fans and racing history buffs will get a kick out of this video called Drive the Ragged Edge. Shot during the 1969 SCCA championship weekend at Daytona, the cameras follow the big A production cars before covering D prod, a class heavily populated with Datsun roadsters. The narrative is just as cheesy as […]
Image and feed source via IMSA
The 2015 racing season is officially about to kick off with the running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. To be truthful, I am a bit out of sorts this morning, as it feels a bit weird not actually being in Florida for the race. So much out of sorts that I haven’t paid attention […]