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Old 6/16/12, 03:32 PM
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watching Justin Bell go into the crowds during the races is great fun! What a party it must be there!
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Attending the 24 Hours of LeMans in person is on my bucket list

NASCAR is back for me, so back to Speed.com
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Same for myself and evil_capri. That and 24hr at the ring.


Really liked the summary of Le man commercial they just aired on speed.
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I was keeping up on the standings while I was at work. Why is it that the last two years that the Ferraris take out the key players? Last year was the Audis and this year was the Toyota. Tin foil hat on...
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I was keeping up on the standings while I was at work. Why is it that the last two years that the Ferraris take out the key players? Last year was the Audis and this year was the Toyota. Tin foil hat on...
Quite the coincidence :hmmm:
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Woah! Broken back...
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Old 6/16/12, 06:11 PM
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Too bad the Toyotas got taken down, would have been an interesting battle towards the end.



Going to both these 24hr events is on my bucket list.
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watching Justin Bell go into the crowds during the races is great fun! What a party it must be there!
I thought Justin was about to get into a dust-up with those two little French guys! I think he could have taken them both!
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those two had definitely had a beverage or three



cars flying off the track and being damaged all over the place!
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I hope they take the opportunity under this caution to clean up the corners of the track, get all the built up rubber bits, gravel, and debris off the track.
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I missed most of day break due to not bein home.... That's one of my favorite part about watching this race, the transition from pitch black to dawn.. Thanks you know who you are.....
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I missed most of day break due to not bein home.... That's one of my favorite part about watching this race, the transition from pitch black to dawn.
I like that too. I've been recording segments and also leaving a live feed on the split screen. About an hour or so back the DVR was playing at sunset into dark, and the live feed was just at pre-dawn into daylight. It's cool!

I like driving at night so its great they broadcast all night. Must be a tough way to race though.

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IIRC, that turn at the end of the long straight where the Ferrari took out the Toyota Hybrid had the same situation last year or the year before. The driver was focusing on his line and didn't look to his right to see the driver passing. Boom. Seems like that's a safety issue that should be addressed somehow.

Liked that full lap from the Corvette cam.

How is it Audi does so well here but their street cars aren't very dependable?
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Old 6/16/12, 11:27 PM
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I believe Rocky's massive accident last year was in the last kink of the Mulsanne straight after the second chicane, or either one of the kinks on the run down to Indianapolis.

Either way, that's going to be the case while you have cars with such different (but similar) capabilities. I say that it's up to the GT cars to keep their line and make their intentions obvious, but the LMP cars need to be a bit more careful. The Toyota probably shouldnt have tried to sweep under the Ferrari. It can't go through that kink before the corner without breaking and it has to take the racing line.


Charlie, they've got a streaming online camera running from the Corvettes online.
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I am so very tempted to try to stay up and watch all 24 hours. I'm 16 hours in...hmmmmm
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I'm going to try and get up at 6:30 CST and watch the last 1.5 hrs. Night guys
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I had no intention of getting up early this morning cause I had the DVR set. But I rolled over at 4.30 and the mind went 'racing!'. lol
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Charlie, they've got a streaming online camera running from the Corvettes online.
Dang bandwidth limitations! (no streaming for me)
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I conked out early last night, but got up at O-dark-thirty. Been watching since then.
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I've been grabbing a little quick spot nap here and there, but I've made it so far.
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