Hello, race fans. This season, we’re upping the amount of coverage for the Rolex Sports Car Series. I will be in Daytona for the race and plan on spending the entire race at the track. Be sure to follow Frontstretch on Twitter at “@TheFrontstretch”:http://twitter.com/TheFrontstretch for up to the minute updates from Daytona Beach this weekend.
The 24 Hours of Daytona traditionally marks the beginning of Speedweeks. Up until recently, the event was held the weekend before the now-Budweiser Shootout. However, the race was moved up a week to avoid a conflict with the Super Bowl. Originally a three hour event dubbed the Daytona Continental, the race expanded to 24 hours for the first time in 1966, has been a major test for sports car teams from around the world. In years past, the entry list would be filled with the best from North America and Europe battling it out for class and overall honors.