Friday, January 25, 2008
Countdown To The Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona
welcome to 2008, and my first blog post of 2008. Its January, meaning its one of my favorite times of the year. The Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona - The first major motorsports event of the new year in North America. This year will be the 46th running, and a lot of new things are going on, along with some old.
The Biggest story, is will Chip Ganassi Racing Continue with a 3 peat? Drivers Scott Pruett, 2003 Indy Racing League Indy Car Series Champion Scott Dixon, 2005 Indianapolis 500 / IRL Indy Car Series champion Dan Wheldon, 2007 Indianapolis 500/ IRL Indy Car Series Champion Dario Franchitti, and fellow Teammate - Former CART Champion, & formula 1 Driver Juan Pablo Montoya, seem to think they can earn another Rolex watch.
The Other Big story is that it literally is like an all star race of champions. What other series anywhere has had drivers from all other forms of motorsport...Drivers, such as Helio Castroneves, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Johnny O' Connel, Jeff Gordon & Jimmy Johnson, Danica Patrick, and Dale Earndhardt, Rusty Wallace converge on this one weekend, to survive. If you can find another racing event as big as this one, please let me know so I can sit down watch it, and enjoy it as well.
This years Rolex 24 Hours @ Daytona will be featured on fox, and speed channel, for the US audience, January 26-27, 2008.