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(American Le Mans Series)   The American Le Mans Series kicks off its final season with one of the most historic endurance races in the world. It's the 12 Hours of Sebring. 10:30am EST on SPEED   (alms.com ) divider line
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2013-03-16 10:50:00 AM  
Why, oh why does it have to be on Speed? The series was on ESPN3 last year, I actually get that...
 
2013-03-16 10:53:48 AM  
I'm glad there's a thread for this race. Can't watch the first eight hours as I'm stuck at work. Which really sucks as I'm supposed to be at volunteer orientation for Laguna Seca today. Also quite happy that I get to attend both a Grand Am and ALMS race this year. The unification will be good for American sports car racing, but I really doubt we'll be able to keep two races in 2014. If there's a feed today I would be eternally thankful to whoever points me in the right direction.
 
2013-03-16 11:03:00 AM  
The rest of the ALMS season will be on ESPN3, no worries.  What should be interesting though is next season.  With the merger comes a new TV contract...means new bidding...maybe some new faces.  My guess though is that it will be between ABC/ESPN and FOX again.
 
2013-03-16 11:07:58 AM  

crotchgrabber: I'm glad there's a thread for this race. Can't watch the first eight hours as I'm stuck at work. Which really sucks as I'm supposed to be at volunteer orientation for Laguna Seca today. Also quite happy that I get to attend both a Grand Am and ALMS race this year. The unification will be good for American sports car racing, but I really doubt we'll be able to keep two races in 2014. If there's a feed today I would be eternally thankful to whoever points me in the right direction.



I got you a thread, and a feed.

I've done my good deed for the day
 
2013-03-16 11:11:56 AM  
Delta Wing in the garage already?!?!? Damn you Batmobile!
 
2013-03-16 11:13:21 AM  

PackRat24: The rest of the ALMS season will be on ESPN3, no worries.  What should be interesting though is next season.  With the merger comes a new TV contract...means new bidding...maybe some new faces.  My guess though is that it will be between ABC/ESPN and FOX again.


The races will most likely be on Fox Sports 1 (SPEED Channel) as Grand Am will probably be dictating TV rights.
 
2013-03-16 11:19:49 AM  

fatalvenom: I got you a thread, and a feed.

I've done my good deed for the day


You're a gentleman and a scholar. Unfortunately, my cow orker who spends way too much time on facebook and youtube got a lot of stuff blocked. First Row among the blocked sites.
At least I'll catch the end of it tonight.
 
2013-03-16 11:22:27 AM  

crotchgrabber: You're a gentleman and a scholar. Unfortunately, my cow orker who spends way too much time on facebook and youtube got a lot of stuff blocked. First Row among the blocked sites.
At least I'll catch the end of it tonight.



That blows, sometimes they have streaming on the ALMS site, but it's down for some reason.
 
2013-03-16 11:36:05 AM  
I'm at work.

What time will the race be finished?
 
2013-03-16 11:37:53 AM  

Broktun: I'm at work.

What time will the race be finished?


In about 11 hours.
 
2013-03-16 11:48:16 AM  
Im watching this for now but my heart is in another Florida race today. Daytona 200
 
2013-03-16 11:51:13 AM  

mikaloyd: Im watching this for now but my heart is in another Florida race today. Daytona 200


It's a pretty good race weekend all around.
 
2013-03-16 11:53:50 AM  
Ryan Hunter reHAYYYYYYYYYYYY Im spinning again!
 
2013-03-16 11:56:14 AM  
Ell Ohh Ell Ayyyy Lola.
Does not want to Go La
 
2013-03-16 11:58:26 AM  
Corvette going full Lola
 
2013-03-16 12:06:51 PM  

DrHST: Delta Wing in the garage already?!?!? Damn you Batmobile!


:(

I hope they fix the dropped cylinder. I love watching that thing.
 
2013-03-16 12:10:39 PM  
I really hope whoever picks up the TV rights to the new series doesn't interrupt coverage during every single endurance race.
 
2013-03-16 12:17:10 PM  

seelorq: DrHST: Delta Wing in the garage already?!?!? Damn you Batmobile!

:(

I hope they fix the dropped cylinder. I love watching that thing.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-16 12:27:50 PM  
I'm out the door for the day but I'll watch the last hours.....
 
2013-03-16 01:24:01 PM  
#81 off, and almost clipped the Risi coming back on
 
2013-03-16 01:29:58 PM  
Stuck at work.  I hope my TIVO is getting this one!

/pretty sure I set it up.
 
2013-03-16 01:33:06 PM  

ski9600: Stuck at work.  I hope my TIVO is getting this one!

/pretty sure I set it up.


Lots of us poor bastards working today. On the bright side my boss brought me a burrito, and one of our contractors brought me some fresh dungeness crab!
 
2013-03-16 01:55:41 PM  
LOL, I initially read that as '12 hours of sleeping', and thought I was a natural to win it.
 
2013-03-16 02:12:08 PM  

Mikey1969: LOL, I initially read that as '12 hours of sleeping', and thought I was a natural to win it.


don't worry you might be right too ;)
 
2013-03-16 02:17:24 PM  
Melissa Parish is running 10th at the Daytona 200. With a broken leg.
 
2013-03-16 02:37:06 PM  

mikaloyd: Melissa Parish is running 10th at the Daytona 200. With a broken leg.


Aaand she gets a ride through penalty Doh
 
2013-03-16 02:44:29 PM  
Speed.com just put up their three hour recap. Two minutes of excitement! This channel has given up, haven't they?
 
2013-03-16 02:51:31 PM  
Melissa gets 10th back right at the finish!
 
2013-03-16 03:08:04 PM  

crotchgrabber: Speed.com just put up their three hour recap. Two minutes of excitement! This channel has given up, haven't they?


If you knew you were going to be unemployed in August, would you give a shiat either?

/this GT battle is really good right now
 
2013-03-16 03:38:06 PM  
I've been to Sebring. You couldn't get me to spend 12 minutes there let alone 12 hours.
 
2013-03-16 03:39:27 PM  
NBC Sports F1 coverage already seems better than Speed's
 
2013-03-16 03:45:56 PM  

thetrenchcoat: I've been to Sebring. You couldn't get me to spend 12 minutes there let alone 12 hours.


I've raced the track many times (it's 2 hours from my house) and while Sebring itself isn't great, the track is awesome and full of history.
 
2013-03-16 03:55:40 PM  

JSam21: NBC Sports F1 coverage already seems better than Speed's


I concur. Went to my dads with some of his buddies to watch practice the other night. We all agree that beer is good and NBC Sports does it better than Speed.

fatalvenom: thetrenchcoat: I've been to Sebring. You couldn't get me to spend 12 minutes there let alone 12 hours.

I've raced the track many times (it's 2 hours from my house) and while Sebring itself isn't great, the track is awesome and full of history.


I've been told it's a bear to drive and the facilities are a bit dated. We've been lucky enough at Seca to get some decent backing to upgrade some of our facilities, although the building I work in is older than the track and used to be a weapons depot or some shiat for the firing range on old Fort Ord. Supposed to get a new one next off season. A friend who now works at Road America says the facilities there are absolute garbage compared to Laguna.
 
2013-03-16 04:00:51 PM  
What's this about speed.com employees being unemployed in August?  Was there some announcement?
 
2013-03-16 04:11:18 PM  

ski9600: What's this about speed.com employees being unemployed in August?  Was there some announcement?


Speed is becoming Fox Sports 1
 
2013-03-16 04:51:01 PM  
Alright... We're around half way. Anybody able to give me a good update? From what I can tell from speed.com and alms.com's scoring page (which seems to be powered by a Lotus Indycar engine) there are two cars retired. The Audi's are currently two laps up on every one else and exchanging the lead occasionally, and the GT cars is where the action seems to be... I keep seeing different line ups and the gaps are lower than anywhere else on the grid. I noticed there was a yellow flag a while ago, but I have no idea why.
 
2013-03-16 05:02:19 PM  

crotchgrabber: JSam21: NBC Sports F1 coverage already seems better than Speed's

I concur. Went to my dads with some of his buddies to watch practice the other night. We all agree that beer is good and NBC Sports does it better than Speed.

fatalvenom: thetrenchcoat: I've been to Sebring. You couldn't get me to spend 12 minutes there let alone 12 hours.

I've raced the track many times (it's 2 hours from my house) and while Sebring itself isn't great, the track is awesome and full of history.

I've been told it's a bear to drive and the facilities are a bit dated. We've been lucky enough at Seca to get some decent backing to upgrade some of our facilities, although the building I work in is older than the track and used to be a weapons depot or some shiat for the firing range on old Fort Ord. Supposed to get a new one next off season. A friend who now works at Road America says the facilities there are absolute garbage compared to Laguna.


Sebring was a WW2 bomber field (correct me if I'm wrong, I probably am) but I know it had some military use. The facilities are shiat, you are correct and if you watch the race you can see the track desperately needs resurfacing. Especially Sunset Bend.

Although, endurance racing history in North America runs deeply through that track. I've learned to love the quirks of it over the years. A new ownership group recently renovated the old Moroso track by my house and it was in dire need of it. However, they redesigned the whole facility and ruined it completely by taking away what charm it had.

I hope that the new owners of Sebring don't ruin it when they decide to modernize it, because it's is gonna happen now that Panoz sold it and Road Atlanta.
 
2013-03-16 05:32:33 PM  
Klaus you retard
 
2013-03-16 05:46:13 PM  

mikaloyd: Klaus you retard


Klaus Graf, I wonder if he appreciates Jews.
 
2013-03-16 06:05:19 PM  

mikaloyd: Klaus you retard

 
2013-03-16 06:15:20 PM  

mikaloyd: Im watching this for now but my heart is in another Florida race today. Daytona 200


They killed it for me when they made the switch to 600s for the 200.
The premier road race in the US should be run with the fastest bikes.

/misses the eighties races w/Roberts and Lawson on the fire breathing Yamaha 680 "Daytona Specials", Spencer on the new 4 cyl Honda 500, etc......
 
2013-03-16 06:20:08 PM  
Is NBC covering the postponed qualifying for the F1 race? And if so, when?
 
2013-03-16 06:20:46 PM  
Corvette vs Viper
 
2013-03-16 06:26:20 PM  
You lose retard corvette driver
 
2013-03-16 06:27:19 PM  
Thats a dead Ferrari there
 
2013-03-16 06:27:47 PM  

mikaloyd: Corvette vs Viper


Beautiful words. Wish I could see it.

Speed just put up the halfway point high lights.
 
2013-03-16 06:28:18 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Is NBC covering the postponed qualifying for the F1 race? And if so, when?


They were already scheduled to re-air qualifying starting 90 minutes before race coverage. They'll just be showing the re-scheduled Q2 and Q3 then.
 
2013-03-16 06:30:44 PM  

desertgeek: They were already scheduled to re-air qualifying starting 90 minutes before race coverage. They'll just be showing the re-scheduled Q2 and Q3 then.


That'll work. Also I just went to check out NBC's sports site, and you can watch NBC Universal, which is a broadcast station, but only if you have one of six cable or satellite providers....And NBC is basically claiming they can't have streaming for everyone because the providers won't allow them or some junk. Yep, NBC isn't run by morons, nope, no sirree...
 
2013-03-16 06:31:36 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Is NBC covering the postponed qualifying for the F1 race? And if so, when?


12:00EST last time I checked my guide.
 
2013-03-16 06:32:41 PM  

crotchgrabber: mikaloyd: Corvette vs Viper

Beautiful words. Wish I could see it.

Speed just put up the halfway point high lights.


stream
 
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