Behind the scenes at the 2016 Daytona 200.

Just a few days to go before the 2017 Daytona 200 ­čÖé ┬á In this post I will present ‘behind the scenes’ images from the 2016 Daytona 200.

Now I see the problem…. ┬á ┬á­čÖé

All four hamsters have plenty of water, but one of them is out of food :-{

From the garages, to pit lane, to pit road, we followed R&R Racing team to the 2016 Daytona 200.

Warming the front tire before qualifying session

Racer Brett Ray and mechanic Ted Estes making suspension adjustments before the qualifying session.

The fairing gets removed to ease access to many adjustments and equipment checks.

Checking electrical connectors

Discussing suspension adjustment

Somebody is not having a great day.

Spectators on the roof of the pit garages.

Somebody else is having a worse day.

Oh, here is the rest of it.

“It’s about to get serious”

Discussing strategy for the 2016 Daytona 200

On to pit road for the 200

Ted adjusts tire pressure while tire warmers are installed again while waiting for the start of the 200.

Just a few laps into the 200; removing the inspection plate reveals that things have gone bad.  Smoking clutch plates smell pretty bad.

Removing smoking clutch plates