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It is hot in a closed race car under the best of circumstances but when the outside tempertures are very high it can become unbearable as Robin Liddell found out at the Glen in 2008 - Jim Bourn Photo
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Grand-Am GT Tuesday - Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona Preview (July 7, 2009) By Jim Bourn

"This is a hard event to come here in 95-degree heat with 100% humidity and run a practice, qualify and race all within about eight hours. I have to take my hat off to our crew, they did an amazing job." - TRGs Kevin Buckler

What could have been bad about the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona?

Aside from the obvious win by the #87 over-dog Porsche because hey they have won just about every race this year, and without even the slightest adjustment, and it was the Brumos PORSCHE 250.

The win by Keen and Werner in the #87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche was expected, by me at the very least, and well deserved so that wasn't it.

The deal where the TV coverage, and to some extent the Grand-Am website coverage and video highlight reel, was more about a couple of guys who weren't coming close to winning or finding the podium was racin' business as usual.

I fully understand that the American public is more about celebrity than about accomplishment and any and all media outlets are required by law, or something, to pander to the lowest possible denominator so a NASCAR guy turning in laps a second or so off the leaders pace is far more news worthy than the exploits of the leaders.

I get the whole Danika celeb deal. I was at the Glen that weekend and got to see the circus first hand and I am a firm believer in the any publicity and exposure is good publicity and exposure so that wasn't it.

No the 'What Were You Thinking' award goes to Grand-Am because they ran the Brumos Porsche 250 in the heat of the day which caused great discomfort and possible harm to the participants in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

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