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Upcoming Auto Races you Should Attend (Part 2)

car raceRacing season will be rising soon in warm climates, so we’re looking south for winter and early spring action. Are we happy with Chevrolet’s base choice of electric blue for the 2013 nationwide paint scheme on their Camaro’s? You bet! Think what kind of motor sport wraps we could do on those babies! If you want to see what NASCAR Sprint Cup cars are going to look like this coming year, check out Jayski’s paint schemes gallery and try not to drool on your keyboard. We’re pumped about the approaching races, so if you’ve a mind to travel or want to hunker down in front of your flat screen and enjoy it all in High Def, here are some of the coming events to check out…

There’s some nice pre-Christmas action at Homestead-Miami Speedway when the inaugural Miami International 500 KM road race will be held on December 15 and 16. Stash your snow shovel, come on down, catch some rays, and watch them burn up the 2.23-mile track. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 17th the first sprint run is slated for late afternoon with qualifying laps beginning at 1:00pm. The next day, on Sunday the 18th, there are sprint races at 10am and noon, with an enduro blasting off at 3:00.

Daytona will start to rock on January 4th for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test sessions. Order your tickets online and decide where you want to catch the glory – from turn 1, turn 4, the start/finish line, Pit Road, or from the superstretch. Cars from the Continental Tire Challenge and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will take the twists on the 3.56-mile course to get ready for 2013’s first biggie. On January 26 – 27, The Rolex 24 will be run with international racing stars in Daytona prototype and GT class cars, always a thrilling challenge for drivers and their machines. The Daytona Shootout will cap a doubleheader on February 16, beginning with the season opening ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 80-lap race.

Then, on February 24th, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 will take place with 43 of the world’s top drivers, the most prestigious, richest, largest motorsports event in America. If you can’t make it to Florida, you can always watch it on FOX, but it won’t sound or smell as good. Will Tony Stewart finally get his victory? Will a fight break out between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer? Will recent new daddy Kevin Harvick be inspired to drive to a triumph? And how about Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne’s chances? Or will Brad Keselowski, 2012’s driver of the year, push through ahead of the auspicious pack? There’s no doubt it’s going to start out to be a great year in car racing..Don’t miss it!

Wendy Feliu