Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The 50-th anniversary pace car is very cool!

Turner's pit vehicle. What are the odds of Will dropping 
one of the M3 V8s in it before the race weekend is over?

Boris Said on the phone. Maybe still looking for an XXL helmet that fits over his hair-do? 

The Turner garage

Bill Auberlen talking to Brian Till from SpeedTV. Will Turner in the background.

My dream job would require pushing Rolex 24 cars for one day every year!

The 96 car was running 4-th in the morning session.

Scott Pruett near the Ganassi pits

Getting ready for the afternoon session. Why do all guys riding around
in pit vehicles have to look so disgustingly happy?

Here's a realistic look at a tire swap form a crew member's perspective: One crew member per axle, lug nuts all over the place, definitely more practice needed. This video skipped the part where the crew member stuck an invoice for the service in the driver's window net and also recommended an alignment for the car.

(By the way, if you are looking for us, we are in the number 11 Chevy Malibu, "sponsored" by Dollar Rent A Car!)

Thursday's Qualifying results

Related posts:
Countdown to the Rolex 24 at Daytona
The Roar before the 24 Hours of Daytona
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona: Night Testing