Memories of the year: Fun at the Daytona 24 Hours
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Memories of the year: Fun at the Daytona 24 Hours

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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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