Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Passed on a tour of Savannah, so Reg decided we'd visit the Daytona International Speedway instead.  Our tickets bought us a comprehensive, 90-minute tour of the facility by tram, with informed commentary from our guide, a complete lap of the NASCAR and Rolex 24-hour tracks, visits to the Fan Zone in the infield, Victory Lane and the Control Tower.  It was a nippy 6C and Reggie came away with a neuralgia-type headache while Paul left with a sore face from smiling for 90 minutes.  Even though the Rolex 24-hour race  is at the end of January and the Daytona 500 at the end of February, while we're still here, it's doubtful we'll attend, so Paul was especially pleased to see the track today.  Yee-Haw!

Coming out of turn 4 towards the start-finish line

15-degree slope at the start-finish line

Looking at Start and Victory Lane from Control Tower.  The Stars and Stripes design on the "Football Field" is done with different types of sod.

Rolex contender in the Technical Inspection Garage

View towards Turn 1 from the Control Tower.

Sign in infield paddock

Paul preparing for Driver's Meeting

On to Marathon Key tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Damn! That place looks huge!!!

    Lucky Dog is right!

    Continue to enjoy!