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Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL

In racing, sustaining top speeds for extended periods of time is routine. But for 24 hours straight, on a track only 20% illuminated throughout the night? This takes a rare calibre of competitor, and is what makes the Rolex 24 At Daytona®, at Daytona International Speedway, one of the sport’s most challenging events. A marathon of speed and patience, drivers from all walks of racing converge for the honor to compete. Proper rest and resilient machine are crucial. And since 1962 the debate has been this: what’s harder making it around the track, or around the clock?

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This is a fantastic race and racing series!

I will be watching!


BTW: I had a chance to meet Randy Pobst in 2008. He won the 24 hours of Daytona in 2001 and 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pobst

He was wearing his Daytona (which you can't tell in the pic), but I commented about his "nice watch". He laughed and said it took a little work to get it. :)

http://public.fotki.com/dustbuster4/non-watch-photos/vir/ (Photo Albums)

http://public.fotki.com/dustbuster4/non-watch-photos/rolex-grand-am--vir/




 

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It's a great race indeed and the one of the best endurance races in this country. I would have the say the Sebring 12 hours is quite a bit harder on the cars due to the track conditions are not up to Daytona Speedway standards. But the real grandaddy of endurance is th 24 hours of LeMans. Nothing compares to it.
 
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