Race Weekend Central

Turning Back the Clock: 2003 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Hello, race fans. Hope you enjoyed the off-season. It’s all over now. I know that after this weekend, there is a two week lull before the rest of Speedweeks gets underway, but we are ready.

This weekend, the Rolex Sports Car Series gets their 13th season of racing underway with the 50th Anniversary running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. For the second year in a row, I will be in Daytona representing Frontstretch at the track. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed, “@TheFrontstretch”:http://twitter.com/TheFrontstretch, or my personal Twitter feed, “@Critic84”:http://twitter.com/Critic84 for updates from the track, especially during the overnight hours, when there is no TV coverage. I only list both feeds because my experience at Watkins Glen last August goes to show that it is possible to tweet too much and get your feed parked.

Beyond the Cockpit: Bill Lester on Grand-Am Goals & NASCAR Dreams

Bill Lester was a latecomer to professional racing, working in the corporate world until deciding to go racing in his 30s. Since then, he has competed in multiple different series and in multiple different types of cars and trucks. He became the first African-American to ever start a race in the now-Nationwide Series when he …

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Turning Back the Clock: 1996 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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.

Talking NASCAR TV: Why Chase Coverage is Already Turning Into a Problem

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Talking NASCAR TV, where I look into the race broadcasts that we all watch (or try to watch) and dissect them with a fine-tooth comb. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series raced at Richmond International Raceway. Also, the Rolex Sports Car Series held their season …

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