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      01-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Countdown to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The countdown to the Rolex 24 is in full swing. The 50-th anniversary of the historic endurance race has seen unprecedented interest so far. One Hot Lap reveal exactly what goes into preparing a Rolex 24 race car straight from one of the most competitive teams in the race: Turner Motorsport.

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Can't wait. This is always the kick off to my motorsports year.

Looking forward to seeing the APR R8 LMS and Risi 458 italia in the GT class. Also the new Corvette bodied Prototype.

Should be a good race.
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the first serious race of the season and also one of the best! cant wait.
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Same here! I'll be watching most of the race live. There's so much at stake for most of these teams and this event is so big, it could make or break their year depending on how they do. It will be awesome to watch!
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I will be curious to see how the Audi R8 entry fares, but I will cheering for Turner!
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What's the TV coverage this year?
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I wish I could get this here in London
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It's on Speed through out the weekend.

I'll be there with about 15 friends, a motorhome and all the beer and moonshine we can stomach. Oh, and it's my bachelor party too

T-minus 25 hours until i leave, can't come soon enough.
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this is the one time where im saying...dammit I dont have speed here
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It's on Speed through out the weekend.

I'll be there with about 15 friends, a motorhome and all the beer and moonshine we can stomach. Oh, and it's my bachelor party too

T-minus 25 hours until i leave, can't come soon enough.
i 'm jealous, i wish you a great race weekend and good weather.
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I'msoexcitedIcan'ttypethis!
Ileft home before sunrise Wednesday, flew all day to Orlando from LA landing at sunset, drove to Daytona and am crazy excited waiting for gates to open at 7:00am.
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I wish I could get this here in London
It’s live on Eurosport2 UK. It starts on Saturday at 8 PM and again live on Sunday.
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I'll be there with CFBMW. Liquor and beer is bought just gotta go buy food and clean the 35. I'll be there sat. morning. Anyone is more than welcome to drop by for a beer and to chat
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What's the TV coverage this year?
Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona, live coverage on SPEED TV
* 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Saturday, January 28, pre-race show
* 3:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern, live coverage of Rolex 24
* 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern, speedtv.com video stream
* 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Sunday, January 29, live coverage of Rolex 24
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It's on Speed through out the weekend.

I'll be there with about 15 friends, a motorhome and all the beer and moonshine we can stomach. Oh, and it's my bachelor party too

T-minus 25 hours until i leave, can't come soon enough.
That would be my ideal 24-hr setup
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Here are some more behind-the-scenes pictures from today's Rolex 24 practice:

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Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona, live coverage on SPEED TV
* 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Saturday, January 28, pre-race show
* 3:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern, live coverage of Rolex 24
* 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern, speedtv.com video stream
* 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Sunday, January 29, live coverage of Rolex 24
The keg-o-rator is ready!

But the Pro Bowl is on this weekend
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Here's some inside scoop heard on Patrick Dempsey's # 71 Aston Martin radio today. Dempsey surprised the team with an unexpected pit-in after a tap in the rear and a spin. The quick driver change put Chris Porritt in the driver's seat with little warning. He goes out for practice laps and the team manager continuously tries to hail the new driver over the radio without success.

"Chris! Chris! 1 2 3..."

After the second lap under yellow, I hear a young British voice:

"Radio check... Radio check..."

Team Manager responds: "Chris, can you hear me?".

Chris goes "Yes, apparently the radio went 'in the wrong hole', as she would say....", LMAO!

We took some pix of the Turner girls (gulp!) and check out the really cool night shot with the ferris wheel in the background.

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I wonder if BMW will have a 1M there as a pace car (again) this year? Or will they have a M5 ???
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I wonder if BMW will have a 1M there as a pace car (again) this year? Or will they have a M5 ???
F10 M5 will be the pace car this year.

This one -- http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640323
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According to Grand-Am, the official pace car is the new Seventh-Generation Porsche 911.

http://www.grand-am.com/news/index.c...es=r&cid=50970
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