The 2.4 hours of Daytona just finished... team isoleeted - k-one - apple - evangelion Started in dead last in class (32nd). 15 minutes in it made side to side contact for position going into turn 1. my spotter reported wheel damage but after half a lap of cautious driving i decided that the damage wasnt significant and got back to my pace. spent the next 45 minutes or so battling my way up to 3rd position, then took my first pit stop. came out of the pits in 8th and battled my way back to 5th, then the leaders cycled their stops and i was back up to 3rd place, battling hard with sean siff (hes one of the iRacing administrators - if youve watched any of the iRacing TV broadcasts hes always on it). battled hard with sean for about 10 laps, then under pressure from me, he clipped the grass going into turn 1 and pulled it into the inside wall, i was up in second. continued on my pace, and the leader spun coming out of the infield onto the oval banking. i overtook him and took 1st place. I proceeded to lead the race for the next 30 minutes or so (16 laps) but with baked tires, i spun going out of the infield onto the oval (the same place i overtook the leader ironically). i fell back into 3rd place after the spin and immediatley on that lap dove into the pits for my final stop (it was time for a stop anyway, and with worn tires with a spin on them, i wasnt gonna risk another lap with them). came out of the pits in 6th and proceeded to make my way back up to 3rd as the pit stops cycled through. i pretty much stayed there the next 45 minutes as i settled in for the finish, and finished 3rd. not bad for starting from last place. and now for some pictures.
The starting grid - you can see me alllll the way in the back on the left side.
early in the race, battling my way through the field, i outbraked this dude into the bus stop:
the side to side contact happened here:
And going three wide on the banking as i had to split im between two mustangs that were battling eachother