Memories of the year: Fun at the Daytona 24 Hours

Memories of the year: Fun at the Daytona 24 Hours

In the latest of our Memories of 2011 series, Charles Bradley casts his mind back to the Daytona 24 Hours in January and to an all-new experience at a venue familiar to him

Apart from the Dakar and Monte Carlo rallies, and AUTOSPORT International of course, there's not much to see or do in January – unless you make the pilgrimage to Daytona for the Grand-Am opener, its showpiece 24 Hours.

I'd been to Daytona for both the 500 and the July NASCAR night race plenty of times, but this was my first 24 – so I didn't know what to expect. I figured my boredom threshold would be breached at some point during the 24 hours. How wrong I was.

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