Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona 2008
I went with my brother and his family down to Daytona Speedway last weekend to watch the Rolex 24 Hours endurance automobile race. It is hard to appreciate the skill involved with driving a race car at high speed until you have done it yourself. These guys are good! I along with many others dream of getting to drive in a race like this. It must be a neat experience to actually get to do it. I guess I am just going to have to settle for the occasional drive at a driver education class.
The winning car is shown here. This team has won this race three years in a row.
In 24 hours at speeds averaging over 100 mph, the winner made close to 700 laps. That is pretty impressive for 24 hours non-stop.