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    Thumbs up BMW power takes Rolex 24hr of Daytona

    Nice win again from the team organized by Chip Ganassi Racing. Scott Pruett and the gang win again....with BMW power

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    Middle name is "motor" after all. Dinan-prepared engine.
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    The way they absolutely dominated the day makes me think there will be enough protests and back door politicing that there will be weight penalties forth coming .

    I am a huge Scott Pruett fan and heartily congratulate him and the teams win today.

    The bigger news was the way the Audi teams finished , IMHO.

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    There was a bunch of wrangling regarding air intake restrictions and aerodynamics prior to the event.
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    I used to be a fanatic about the 24hrs of Daytona. I went there religiously every year and for a while, worked with a team as a chassis set-up engineer/consultant. I experienced the great days of Porsche 962s, Nissan GTPs, Jaguar V-12s and Mazda rotary engines in Kudzu chassis. Then, after the sanctioning body (originally IMSA) mauled itself through endless in-fighting and went through a couple of different identities, the NASCAR good-old boys around the Frances took over and killed it for good. They changed the rules for prototypes to make it more "attractive to grass-roots racing" (translation: keep the European sports car manufatcurers out and enable Ford and Chevrolet to compete) and tried to bring the NASCAR crowd to the race by having their drivers participate. What a joke. As a result the race is being red-flagged when it is raining. Because the left-turn only experts can't race when it is wet. I stopped going. I usually invited friends and customers, hosted them from friday through Sunday and spent about $3,500 in tickets and at least the same amount in hotel rooms and food. I have not been back for 7 years.
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