Wild weather, tired fans, and plenty of action.
Any true fan of motorsports knows the significance of a track like the Daytona International Speedway. Decades of racing at this landmark establishment produced legends behind the wheel and provided countless laps of phenomenal racing. For 2019, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona offered fans brilliant driving, engine issues, and a massive storm that changed the character of the race entirely.
For in-depth coverage of this year’s Daytona race, as well as the rest of the motorsport events calendar, we encourage you to head over to motorsport.com. However, this slideshow represents a small taste of what the full 24 Hours at Daytona is like to experience as a racing fan.
Between the grandstands, infield, and tunnels of the speedway, thousands of race fans attend the 24 every year. And as you may imagine, brutally-long endurance race becomes a bit too much to handle for some – bowing to the necessity of sleep the moment it becomes convenient. Hey, it's hard on everyone, not just the drivers. Those who make it the entire duration wear an invisible badge of honor, exemplifying their love for the sport and pedigree of Daytona.
For anyone even loosely interested in racing, the 24 Hours at Daytona is an event that warrants placement atop any motorsport bucket list. Just hope for better weather when you do decide to make the pilgrimage.