Friday, January 25, 2008

The Race You Can't Miss

Its simple to explain and easy to enjoy, and there is no series, just one race so there no excuse to not give it a shot.

at 1:30pm Saturday, the race starts, at 1:30 pm Sunday it ends, whoever goes the farthest wins.

The 24 Hours of Daytona is an event anyone can love. IT has Indy Car, NASCAR, Le Mans, Champ Car drivers and drivers from many other series as well.

Let me give you a rough rundown of the event and you should be able to make up your mind:

-There are roughly 65 cars entered this year.

-They race for 24 hours, whoever goes the most (distance) wins

-They run on the Daytona road course, not the big oval that the Daytona 500 is on

- Because it is 24 hours straight most cars have 3-5 drivers (sleep, bathroom breaks etc) so they literally all rely on each other and have to switch drivers throughout the race.

-All but 6 hours are covered live: (Central Time)
Saturday -- Noon to 1:30pm on FOX
Saturday -- 1:30pm to 9:00pm on SPEED
Sunday -- 5:00am to 1:00pm on SPEED

You don't have to watch the whole thing, just watch whatever parts you want, flip it on for a while then turn it off, catch just the end, I'm sure they'll give you many updates on anything you may have missed.

-Because seeing all these guys, and the multitudes of things that can go good or bad are endless, especially when true fatigue is involved...

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