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ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

After two days of prep and two extremely intense days of practice and qualifying, the crews spend the entire day doing ground-up rebuilds, system checks, even the occasional pit-stop practice. That all happens under the watchful eyes of adoring fans. Friday is fun day for the fans

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

The first night qualifying session at Le Mans is always my favorite session of the year. To me, running at night is the most profound difference between endurance racing and other forms of motorsport

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

It is Wednesday at Le Mans and that means it is time for the heavy lifting to begin in the run up to the 81st running of this magnificent race with two days of practice and qualifying

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

The Indianapolis 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” — true enough. The Daytona 500 is The Great American Race, or it was until NASCAR let Toyota come to the party

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

This is a special happening that kicks off a week of intense competition. Everything is examined in minute detail from the car’s, chassis, engine, wings and suspension to the driver’s safety equipment, their licenses, team licenses and, of course, medical information

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

Because of that fact, radio as a medium has always interested me despite a career covering sports on television. The concept of radio as “theater of the mind” is a great professional challenge and when you can get it right it is a hell of a lot of fun.

ROLLER: Le Mans Adventures 2013

New Roller

This year marks my 15th trip to the world’s greatest motor race and my 11th Radio Le Mans broadcast. Unfortunately my ALMS and Le Mans running mate Charles Dressing has had to take a pass on this year’s race because of schedule and travel conflicts and the entire team will miss him

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