This weekend marks the launch of yet another racing season with the start of the 52nd Daytona endurance classic event on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like any of the Hoon crew will be there, as Ole Longroof has relocated further south into Florida. You can bet that I’ll be following along, and will have a race recap for you after the weekend, though, so fear not.
This year, with the mix of classes added in, the merger of two series, and a whole new sanctioning body for the race, you’ll need a spotter’s guide this year more than ever before. An insane amount of cars will be circulating at Daytona this weekend, and there is likely to be some attrition, so I like to print out a copy of the guide, and X out the cars that officially retire. Whether you are watching the event on television on the Fox network of channels (Fox, Fox Sports 1, and Fox Sports 2, on the internet at IMSA.com, listening live on MRN, watching one of the numerous live feeds (usually available from Magnus Racing, Turner Motorsports, and likely AudiTV) or even following a multitude of twitter feeds and blogs, these sheets will become absolutely invaluable.
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