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24 hours of Daytona today. And tomorrow. 

I'll be watching intermittently - we're scheduled to move on Monday and have a bunch of shit to do around the house, and we've got a date taking the Doomlet to see Truckasaurus and Bigfoot at the Hot Wheels Monster Truck show this evening. 

Blackmore's usual outstanding spotters guide (my bad for not posting this sooner when you could have used company toner...) is available here:

http://www.spotterguides.com/portfolio/19_imsa/

Also, keep track of the typical shifting coverage bullshit at http://www.tvracer.com

 

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I always enjoy watching this type of racing. I usually tune in for an hour at a time, and end up catching 6 hours or so.

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Really good racing so far, still close. My boy & I have watched all 8 hours so far. Definitely a first for us.

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Oh yeah, first stint by Alonso was absolutely massive. Came from 5th  (idk how many seconds back) to 1st and built a 21s lead. Then he lost the lead due a caution and then built it back up to something like 18s before the next pit stop. If it weren't for all the yellows, the 10 would be ahead by a minute or two.

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Crazy stuff.  Can’t believe they went green when they did, but looks to be a short break in the rain coming.

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this rain is fun.   was it 01 or 02 when it rained so hard they had to red flag the race cause cars were sliding off the banking 

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Well this certainly isn't what I hoped to learn upon waking. 
 
Just enough green for a Porsche to go hot into 1 and take out the leading Ford

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race called, the number 10 wins (alonso, kobayashi, j. taylor, and van der zande win)

 

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20 hours ago, Clackles said:

Crazy stuff.  Can’t believe they went green when they did, but looks to be a short break in the rain coming.

Yeah it seems to have taken everyone by surprise, too. No warning. They were interviewing 'Dinger (iirc?) and he said they went green the first time basically when the conditions were the worst they had been up to that point.

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Man that looks like some miserable driving conditions.

 

Anyway, glad to see Fred and his team win, even if not under ideal circumstances.

 

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2 minutes ago, Bill Brasky said:

world of outlaws this friday night at cotton bowl speedway 

Yep. Hoping we can get out there. Still lots of seats, but they aren't cheap. 

We're going to the Nationals at Devil's Bowl on March 15th & 16th though. Looks pretty awesome.

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31 minutes ago, Bill Brasky said:

world of outlaws this friday night at cotton bowl speedway 

You goin'?

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More cars than fans out there lol. Meanwhile the Disch has had great crowds all weekend...

Feature race #2 is live now: 

 

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Wow what a finish today in Moto GP Qatar. Really wish I had BeIn...

Highlights:

 

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Posted (edited)
On 3/14/2019 at 8:04 PM, elfenix said:

Don't forget the 12 + 1000 of Sebring is this weekend.

Yeah I was gonna take my older boy to see Alonso in the 1000 (he's not running the 12), but the logistics were too much without him missing a lot of school. They have an extra large crowd this year, soit might've been rough even after we got there. 

Haven't even had a chance to start watching it yet. Guess we'll just avoid news and start tomorrow. So much going on ... Sebring, F1, Texas Baseball, plus actual lfe

What Alonso is doing is phenomenal and so fun to watch. It think he's going to do something that nobody will match in a very long time, if ever.

Edited by wood

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Posted (edited)

I had heard about this but hadn't seen it til now: Fernando Alonso breaks the Sebring track record by 3 seconds ... at night. Wow.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a26840492/watch-fernando-alonso-break-the-sebring-lap-record-by-three-seconds/

The tweet with the video won't embed for some reason.

https://twitter.com/FIAWEC/status/1106613374123761665/video/1

 

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"i can't get a good ride in F1 so i'm just going to drive the fuck out of everything else"

-alonso, probably

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On 3/29/2019 at 10:58 AM, elfenix said:

"i can't get a good ride in F1 so i'm just going to drive the fuck out of everything else"

-alonso, probably

"Hey Robbie Gordon - hold my beer!" 

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BMW is leaving WEC after 1 season. Guess last place isn't worthwhile. Will still compete in IMSA but I'm not sure with what (currently M8, M6, and M4 are used in IMSA).

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This looks much better than I expected it to. Looking forward to it. But I'll probably be watching it the whole time thinking McConaughey woulda been a better Shelby.

 

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Posted (edited)

24 hours of le mans is on motortrend channel this weekend (formerly velocity channel)

streaming device app page

schedule:

(central times)

FP: wednesday at 8:45 am

Q1: wedensday 2:45 pm

Q2: thursday 11:45 am

Q3: thursday 2:45 pm

warm up: saturday 1:45 am

race start: saturday 8 am, broadcast starts at 7 am

Edited by elfenix

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Wow. Flag to flag coverage. Has anyone ever done that in the U.S?

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Wow. Flag to flag coverage. Has anyone ever done that in the U.S?

 

 

Fox via FSGo, but not 100% on live TV channels at all times.

 

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1 hour ago, wood said:

Wow. Flag to flag coverage. Has anyone ever done that in the U.S?

iirc velocity/motortrend did last year

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android app worked for about 10 minutes but hasn't been able to load since.  firetv and roku app both require you to subscribe, far as i can tell, rather than just logging in with your cable provider. 

Edited by elfenix

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