Daytona enduro conquers our limits

What's it like to hang around a working pit for more than 24 hours straight? Ryan McGee got up close and personal with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Maybe too personal.

Updated: January 26, 2009, 9:03 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

The Daytona 500 is the biggest race.

The July Fourth Firecracker 400 is the biggest party.

The Bud Shootout is the most confusing, and the Gatorade Duels require the most math.

But when it comes to events at the World Center of Racing, the hands-down most difficult is the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Where do you sleep … or do you sleep at all? What do you eat … or do you eat at all? And what in the world does everyone smell like when it's over?

What? You thought we ...

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