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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/26/24 10:08 a.m.
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This Saturday, January 27 at 1:40 p.m. Eastern, the green flag drops for the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first race of the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Can’t make it this year, or just want to stay up to date on all the action? Well, this live thread is perfect for you, as we’ll be posting live updates …

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/26/24 10:11 a.m.

I'm ready.

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
1/26/24 10:16 a.m.

I was out at the speedway yesterday and the infield was already packed. 

Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
1/26/24 10:21 a.m.

You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate the Apex compound.

Robbie Foley's parents are in our old spot.  Climb up on their motorhome and you should be able to get some views.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/26/24 10:24 a.m.

I'm gonna miss seeing everyone this weekend, but a not-insignificant part of me is actually looking forward to firing up Peacock and watching the race for once. It'll be the first time in about 25 years I won't be there, but also the first time in 25 years that I'll actually watch more than about 40 minutes of racing. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
1/26/24 10:26 a.m.

In reply to Andy Hollis :

I was able to spot Brad Pitt yesterday filming in the garage but no photos, it was pretty cool to see them actually shooting while everything was going on. There is a bit more security than in previous years to lock down the film compound and shooting locations. 

wae
wae PowerDork
1/26/24 10:32 a.m.

Oof, hard shunt between a couple of the mx5s.

Every time we go past the lot on lake Lloyd, I get a little sad.  I could use a Krispy Kreme and a coffee about now.

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
1/26/24 10:33 a.m.

Whats the best sounding production race car? My guess is Mustang, but I am partial to Porsches and BMW which would be my other guess.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/26/24 10:50 a.m.

Hope everyone is watching the MX-5 Cup race. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/26/24 10:54 a.m.

14-car lead pack!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/26/24 11:01 a.m.
Chris Tropea said:

In reply to Andy Hollis :

I was able to spot Brad Pitt yesterday filming in the garage but no photos, it was pretty cool to see them actually shooting while everything was going on. There is a bit more security than in previous years to lock down the film compound and shooting locations. 

Don't get me wrong, I like Brad Pitt as much as the next guy, but I'm way more interested in seeing them filming scenes.

Do you think the crew would be willing to share lenses? wink

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/26/24 11:04 a.m.

Miatas gonna Miata... yikes.

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
1/26/24 11:47 a.m.

Looking through some of my photos from last night, I cant wait for the actual race. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
1/26/24 11:54 a.m.

There are also some cool cars set up in the fan zone. 

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/26/24 11:55 a.m.

That MX-5 race was AWESOME!

Hoppps
Hoppps New Reader
1/26/24 12:03 p.m.

For those watching on peacock, let's hope they don't show a commercial every 3 minutes this year....

Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
1/26/24 12:55 p.m.
Chris Tropea said:

There are also some cool cars setup in the fan zone.

Pro tip ==> Be there tomorrow when they fire them up before the historic parade laps. 

It...is...spectacular.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/26/24 2:19 p.m.

The glamorous life of Tom O'Gorman. 

wae
wae PowerDork
1/26/24 2:47 p.m.

Seems to be a lot of punctures and whatnot on those Michelins today.

Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
1/26/24 3:21 p.m.
wae said:

 

Seems to be a lot of punctures and whatnot on those Michelins today.

That looks to be George Davis on the top step of that tug.  He's been with Michelin forever, and was with BFG prior to the buy-out.  Noted for his time with BFG Team T/A support to the SCCA Pro Solo series back in the glory days.  Busting and shaving tires.

earlybroncoguy1
earlybroncoguy1 Reader
1/26/24 6:08 p.m.

Me, trying to keep track of which channel/network/streaming service/frequency/wavelength/whatever the race is actually being broadcast on at any given moment of the 24 hrs:

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/26/24 6:17 p.m.
Colin Wood said:
feature_image

This Saturday, January 27 at 1:40 p.m. Eastern, the green flag drops for the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first race of the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Can’t make it this year, or just want to stay up to date on all the action? Well, this live thread is perfect for you, as we’ll be posting live updates …

Read the rest of the story

My "nephew" is crewing that exact car.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/26/24 7:31 p.m.
dyintorace said:

That MX-5 race was AWESOME!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/26/24 9:43 p.m.

Just got home–saw so, so many GRMers. Good chatting with everyone. 

Downloading SD cards now. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/26/24 9:45 p.m.

Also, is there a sniglet for having a conversation with $2000 Challengers when other $2000 Challengers happen to wander up?  

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