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Re: July 7th, 2020
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Lovely day ........ I guess. Doing this and that till I find out just what that will be.

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HI JOHN. OUR HUMIDITY ONLY 79% THIS MORNING, TEMP 72; THE CHEROKEES SEE SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THIS.

When we went for our morning walk; temp 69, humidity 94%.


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HI JOHN.
OUR HUMIDITY ONLY 79% THIS MORNING, TEMP 72; THE CHEROKEES SEE SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THIS.

WORKING ON A DEAL TO GET THE STABLE DETAILED. MY WRENCHMEISTER'S PAINTER IS DOING DETAILING ON WEEKENDS NOW AT HIS HOME. PROBLEM IS HE HAS NO PLACE TO KEEP CARS UNDER COVER. HE DOES NOT LIVE FAR AWAY, SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HIM COMING OVER HERE WHERE THE CAR CAN STAY IN THE BARN FOR THE REJEX TO CURE. WE'LL SEE IF/HOW THAT WORKS OUT.



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Thanks for the quotes—this was such a great win.


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Good morning, all.

Heavy rain in the Philadelphia area yesterday afternoon dropped the temperature about 20 degrees in a little over an hour. This morning, the temps are fine but the humidity is insane.


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Hey guys, busy day today. Early start on the finishing out of the basement. Made pretty good progress.

It was warm today, 97, tomorrow about the same, then we have 8 days in a row where they are predicting 100+ days. Not looking forward to that.

Life is tough all over Tommy! Matt, any restrictions up there, in the Dells, at all? John, the good thing when people take an extra day is, you don't have to deal with them!

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Good Afternoon CGs!

Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. We took the kids up to the Wisconsin Dells to celebrate. We had a bunch of friends and family up at the hotel and it was a great time. Lots of swimming and BBQ and a few adult beverages as well (for the adults, Tommy). Back home now and as always there are things to do.

Marcus - I saw the car was fixed. What was the culprit?

Hope everyone has a great day!

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PRESS RELEASE: Garcia, Taylor team for program’s 100th win in IMSA
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CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: First Victory for Corvette C8.R
Garcia, Taylor team for program’s 100th win in IMSA competition


• First race back following COVID-19 lockdown period
• GTLM pole position for Gavin, No. 4 Corvette
• Milner, Gavin in hunt early for elusive race victory



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2020) – Corvette Racing earned the first
victory with the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, and the team won for the 100th
time in IMSA competition Saturday night as Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor
claimed the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.


Garcia took the GT Le Mans (GTLM) checkered flag by 1.977 seconds in the No.
3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R. He drove nearly two hours to the
finish after Taylor drove a challenging single stint on a damp but drying
track at the start.


Class pole-winner Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner placed fifth in the No. 4
Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.


“Congratulations to Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor on winning today’s IMSA
race at Daytona,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President,
Performance and Motorsports. "Their win is twice as special for Chevrolet,
as Corvette Racing has now achieved 100 victories in IMSA competition. It
also is the first for the new mid-engine Corvette C8.R in just its second
race. This milestone win belongs to everyone who has been part of the
Corvette program over the years, our Corvette owners and our fans.”


The race, as it usually is in GTLM, featured multiple tire strategies. Both
Corvettes opted to begin the race on slick Michelin tires despite the wet
surface. Gavin, after leading a Corvette 1-2 in qualifying earlier in the
day, began first but Taylor was one of quickest drivers in the class early
on and managed to go one lap longer on fuel than most of his GTLM
competitors during his opening stint.


Meanwhile, Gavin clawed back from a tough start to regain the lead at the
end of his first run before handing off to Milner for the final two stints
in the No. 4 Corvette. He led at the time of his final stop with 55 minutes
left but had to save fuel in order to prevent an extra pit stop to finish
the race.


As Taylor did in his stint, Garcia went a lap longer than most of his
competitors in his first run and emerged directly behind Earl Bamber’s
Porsche with 51 minutes go as the two stopped on the same lap. Patience paid
off for Garcia, who made the winning pass with 31 minutes left and set
fastest GTLM lap of the race in the process.


Corvette Racing’s next event is the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring on
Saturday, July 18 from Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – GTLM RACE
WINNER: "I think we deserved this moment. We came up just short so many
times even though we won championships. All I could think about when I went
across the line was remembering about Kyle (Millay, race engineer,
(ex-teammate) Jan Magnussen, Dan Binks and us coming so close. It's the
first win for the Corvette C8.R, 100th in IMSA for Corvette Racing and the
first victory with Jordan. This is huge.
"This means a lot. Our last win was at VIR in 2017. From then until now, you
look at all the times we finished second and how many times we could have
won a race. So I'm very happy for today. There was great execution in the
race and we didn't make a single mistake. It really showed that we learned a
lot from the Rolex 24. This was a perfect day for us with the first pole and
first win for the Corvette C8.R. Hopefully this is the first of many."


HOW CLOSE WERE YOU ON FUEL AT THE END?
"That was the big thing. Jordan did a perfect job on that. He saved one lap
in his stint, and I saved one on my first stint. We were going for a green
race and made it to the end. We didn't know if the Porsche would make it,
and when we came out after the last stop we knew it was going to be between
us. I'm very happy for Corvette Racing and Team Chevy. We came so close with
the C7.R, now it's time to win with the C8.R."


JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – GTLM RACE
WINNER: "It is amazing. I think the off time gave the Corvette Racing guys
some decent time to make some headway with our new C8.R. Our fuel mileage,
engine and drivability at the beginning of the race was much better than the
first race. Pit stops were improved as the guys were training through the
quarantine once they could get back in the shop.  I'm very proud to be here
with Antonio for the first win for the C8.R and the 100th win for the team.
It is a very special day."
TALK ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS WIN TODAY: "It is definitely a big day
overall. We came to the Rolex 24 with a new car in the Corvette C8.R. The
team did a lot of development, and we came out very strong there to come out
with a fourth-place finish and no issues. Once we had the big break, it gave
the team to go through data and understand what worked and what didn't. For
us, we rolled off the truck this week very strong, which was good with the
limited track time. The guys did a great job with pit stop execution and
reading the strategy well from the beginning. It was a perfect day for the
Corvette C8.R. It's extra special to win today at Daytona, to get the 100th
IMSA win for Corvette and my first win as a full-season teammate with
Antonio."


OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – FIFTH IN
GTLM: "It was a tough first few laps for me. I was on slick tires and maybe
on the wrong side of the track; it seemed like it was extra wet where I was.
I would redo some things and made some bad choices on those first couple of
laps. Plus I got hit twice by one of the BMWs but that was a racing
incident. That pushed me back to the back of our field. The Corvette had
good pace and I was able to catch back up again. Unfortunately we got sucked
into a battle with the lead BMW and that sort of determined our strategy.
Things didn't just play out for us and we were left in the last stint with
Tommy really having to save a lot of fuel. Yes, it was a frustrating day for
us in terms of results but very encouraging on the No. 4 Corvette. We showed
pace, were able to lead and were on pole. There are lots of positives to
take away from today. But it's frustrating that we can't back up all that
potential with good points for the championship. Hats off to the team and
the work they did. The win today for Antonio and Jordan in the 3 Corvette is
fantastic... to get 100 wins in IMSA is amazing for this program and with
this brand new Corvette C8.R. It shows the strength of Corvette Racing that
we can come back to the track and hit things hard and fast and being able to
run with the best. For a team, this is a fantastic result and I'm pleased
for everyone involved."


TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – FIFTH IN
GTLM: "Ultimately our race, if we play it in reverse, we should have picked
a different strategy. If you ask BMW and Porsche they would also do
something different strategy-wise. So the No. 3 and the No. 912 had the
winning strategy. The rest of us were fighting for the scraps. That part is
frustrating of course - to miss it on the strategy. But I would say for all
of us it was good to be back in the race car again and work any rust off in
that sense. Certainly from a driver perspective, I'm very proud of how fast
these Corvette C8.Rs were. We had a car good enough to win the race today.
Fortunately one of our two got the win. But we are pretty disappointed
coming out of here based on our pace in practice. Based on what we were
looking at, we thought we had a good shot to race with the Porsches for
sure. At times the  BMWs were fast too, but we thought wee had a pretty good
chance today. Of course I'm super happy for the team and all the crew guys
who even though we've been on a long break, those guys have put in a lot of
work in these past couple of weeks to get these Corvettes race-ready, and
ready to win races. Today is good validation to showcase all the work they
have done."


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LIFE IS HARSH, TOMMY---

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Gris ... I understand about the suitcases.


Having had my travel itineraries suppressed I feel like a slave trapped in my own home. The country in general does not realize the inequality being placed upon me by removing my ability cruise on a regular basis. It would help if I could tear down several nautical statues, maybe loot a museum documenting nautical history or go topple some headstones at the Titanic burial grounds. This systemic prejudice must be identified as what it is. Vacationism. If I don't board soon I fear I'll have no choice but to obstruct traffic, loot and pillage and start painting large murals. Stop the insanity.

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Good morning, all.

Another hot day in the Philadelphia area—and we're sharing the humidity with Gris.

Back to work for me, though I'm estimating almost half of the University took a vacation day.


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SUNNY AND MILD IN THE NATIONS, WITH GODAWFUL HUMIDITY. "GREEN COUNTRY", THE COLOR OF MILDEW :-(

AUTO ROTATION DAY, ERRANDS TO RUN, JUST ANOTHER MONDAY.

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I think you will see Maya. They're at the transition point right now between old cars what will be considered a classic. I'm happy to see it...

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Slept in today and are now headed to Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Memphis. He thinks he needs a new one.

H-D would be grateful—the last several years have been tough.


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"WAY DOWN YONDER IN TH' INDN' NATIONS---"

Responding officers found Jarrod Godsey, 33, dead on the floor of a home in the 500 block of Grand Avenue about 9:50 p.m., and police said a resident of the home shot Godsey with a bow and arrow after Godsey broke into the house.

MUSKOGEE

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Good afternoon y’all.
Fourth went well here, day in the pool and then off to next town over for a nice firework show.slept in today and are now headed to Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Memphis. He thinks he needs a new one

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THE FT GIB CITY FIRE WORKS WERE ANEMIC; THEY WERE OUTDONE BY VARIOUS PRIVATE PARTY EXHIBITIONS. WAS A GREAT NIGHT FOR TOP-DOWN DRIVING, SO WE NOODLED AROUND WATCHING EVERYBODY BURN MONEY.

Close to us (one to north and one to the south) were two very enthusiastic privateers. Agreed with the burning money—but we did watch for a while.


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Morning guys...temps are nice, but humids are too high, so a bit uncomfortable, and once the temps start to rise, it’s going to be very uncomfortable. Ready to head west where humids are more reasonable.

Not much on the agenda for me today, either. Just a 2 1/2 hour drive home. I hope, all of you, have a great day.

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PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD IN THE NATIONS THIS MORNING, HUMIDITY STILL IN THE OHMYGOD RANGE. TWO RABBITS IN THE EAST THIS MORNING: AN OMEN---THERE WILL BE MORE RABBITS:-)

THE FT GIB CITY FIRE WORKS WERE ANEMIC; THEY WERE OUTDONE BY VARIOUS PRIVATE PARTY EXHIBITIONS. WAS A GREAT NIGHT FOR TOP-DOWN DRIVING, SO WE NOODLED AROUND WATCHING EVERYBODY BURN MONEY.

NOTHING ON THE AGENDA TODAY, I MAY CUT SOME WEEDS THIS AFTERNOON IF IT'S NOT TOO MISERABLE.

LIFE IS GOOD; ENJOY!

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Hey guys , back home from the wedding. Very nice It was warm (muggy) in Wichita. Had to wear masks,as Wichita city council voted to follow the governor’s order. I resisted while in the church and at the reception.

Rosie and I led the “grand march”.....for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an old bohemian custom to start the party. We had to do a really ‘modified’ version, to keep the social distancing thing in order, but it was fun and successful anyway.

Came home and sat outside and watched fireworks. Time for bed..... night guys.

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Sorry I’m late! Have a great 4th everyone!

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Short form: the #3 Corvette won!

Longer form: both cars drove well, and Corvette Racing's pit strategy was excellent. With about 45 minutes to go, Antonio Garcia got past the #912 Porsche in the #3 car and then just checked out. Things got a little closer at the end, as both Corvettes were in fuel savings mode, with the #4 car in worse shape. Both Porsches closed, but then it turned out they were having fuel issues, too. Garcia ended up winning by almost two seconds while Tommy Milner faded to 5th in the number #4 car.

So, the first win for the C8.R and the 100th Corvette win in IMSA.


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Old Nell ran down the road and back like she was born to do.

Excellent!


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Old Nell ran down the road and back like she was born to do.... car show was fun....best of show went to a jacked up Dodge pickup..... the times they are a changing..... although had a lot of folks interested in the Wagon....lots of stories..... had a pumpkin colored 69 Roadrunner with white vinyl interior and white vinyl top that was a clone to the one I used to own..... could not talk him out of it....

back now with a Summer Shandy in hand and headed for the big chair....

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AH SO, JOHN THE PICKY PICKLE PICKER :-)

"Yes!" says the wife—but she still eats them.


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WOW! EAGLE EYED INDEED!

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Happy Fourth of July, all.

We're quiet today. We walked to the local farmer's market this morning for the first time since the shutdown and scored some of what I believe are the best pickles you can find.

BETTER THAN CLAUSSEN'S????

Gris, Claussen's are quite good. But these are so fresh and they essentially make them to spec:

https://docpickle.com/

—I find that I've been getting pickier and pickier about pickles over the last decade or so.



AH SO, JOHN THE PICKY PICKLE PICKER :-)

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So, Ivelis and I are watching the Xfinity race on the Indy road course today. They go to commercial and there's a new one for Advance Auto Parts. I'm not paying much attention, but my eagle-eyed wife suddenly exclaims: "I think there's a C4 in that commercial and I think it's Light Blue Metallic!"

Sure enough:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/nRun/advance-a ... s-you-cant-afford-to-fail

—about 17 seconds in.


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Happy Fourth of July, all.

We're quiet today. We walked to the local farmer's market this morning for the first time since the shutdown and scored some of what I believe are the best pickles you can find.

BETTER THAN CLAUSSEN'S????

Gris, Claussen's are quite good. But these are so fresh and they essentially make them to spec:

https://docpickle.com/

—I find that I've been getting pickier and pickier about pickles over the last decade or so.


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CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: Pole Position in GTLM for Gavin, No. 4 Corvette
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IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
IMSA WEATHERTECH 240 AT DAYTONA
GTLM POST-QUALIFYING TRANSCRIPT
JULY 4, 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2020) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin claimed pole position in GT Le Mans (GTLM) for tonight’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway.

Gavin scored the first pole position for the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in just its second race – a lap of 1:42.251 (125.338 mph) in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette that he drives with Tommy Milner.

Teammate Jordan Taylor qualified second in the No. 3 Corvette C8.R that he shares with Antonio Garcia as the two C8.Rs locked out the front row in class. Taylor’s best lap was a 1:42.532 (125.006 mph) effort.

This was the team’s first pole position since Road America last year when Gavin started first in class. Garcia also claimed class honors at Watkins Glen a year ago.

The IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona is set for 6 p.m. ET today with live race television coverage on NBC Sports Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. IMSA Radio will air on IMSA.com, which also will host live timing and scoring.

OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R - GTLM POLE-WINNER: "It's fantastic to be back here racing. You have to thank everyone at IMSA and Daytona International Raceway for getting us back racing, especially on the Fourth of July. It's very special. Corvette Racing have really embraced the time off and worked tirelessly on the new C8.R – working on development, making it more driver-friendly and finding a little bit more pace. We see the results of that in this qualifying session. Jordan and I were out there first, and we had our goal and plan: get pole and finish 1-2 if possible. The plan is coming together and it's great that it has worked out that way. I'm delighted for all the guys and everyone on the team who has worked so hard during this break."

THERE IS A HALF-SECOND FROM FRONT TO BACK IN GTLM. HOW TOUGH WILL THIS RACE BE?
"This race is going to be tough. It's really hot, and we know there will be some bad weather around. That will be difficult to predict. Florida can randomly throw up storms; we saw it yesterday, and we're sure something is coming at some point tonight. That will spice it up. Corvette Racing is one of the most prepared teams on the pitlane, so we know what we have to do. We know we can react in any way we need to go. We have experienced drivers who know this track, the car and the conditions. We're prepared."

TALK ABOUT THE HEAT IN THIS RACE WITH THE ENGINE RIGHT BEHIND THE DRIVER COMPARTMENT, AND HOW THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE ROLEX 24.
"Corvette Racing has worked very hard on our A/C unit and making sure we are comfortable and able to operate over long periods. This weekend will be a great test for that. We're certainly confident in it. It is a challenge here... it's close to the 90s and the humidity is high. Track temperature is another thing that is very different than the Rolex 24, so we're on a different tire compound because of that heat. That is something that we will be mindful of. Yes it will start to fall a little as we get into the later hours, so probably right not it is at the most aggressive level of the day. We'll be careful, use the tires properly and be ready for whatever comes along."

THE ROLEX 24 IS AN EVENT, BUT TODAY PEOPLE ARE JUST COMING TO WATCH YOU RACE. HOW DOES THAT FEEL?
"It should be a great show. be back racing at Daytona and having the IMSA series here in quite tricky conditions, it will generate a fantastic race. We're all ready for that and we're hoping we can put on a great show with a win and get back with all of you a little later!"


JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R - QUALIFIED SECOND IN GTLM: "I think it was a pretty good session. It was my first time qualifying in a GT car since 2012, so I was a little nervous going in. From a team point of view, to come back for our second race in the Corvette C8.R and lock out the front row speaks volumes for the team and the work it has done to get the car to this point so quickly. The race is still a little iffy on weather, but we’re obviously starting in a great spot. I'm hoping we can be there at the end."

2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTLM Standings (After 1 of 11 Events)
Driver Standings
1. Augusto Farfus/Chaz Mostert/Jesse Krohn/John Edwards – 35
2. Earl Bamber/Laurens Vanthoor/Mathieu Jaminet – 32
3. Fred Makowiecki/Matt Campbell/Nick Tandy – 30
4. Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Nicky Catsburg – 28
5. Bruno Spengler/Colton Herta/Connor De Phillippi/Philipp Eng – 26
7. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 24

Team Standings
1. No. 24 BMW Team RLL – 35
2. No. 912 Porsche GT Team – 32
3. No. 911 Porsche GT Team – 30
4. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 28
5. No. 25 BMW Team RLL – 26
7. No. 4 Corvette Racing – 24

Manufacturer Standings
1. BMW – 35
2. Porsche – 32
3. Chevrolet – 30
4. Ferrari – 28

Corvette Racing at Daytona
1999
No. 2 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/John Paul Jr. – 3rd in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Scott Sharp/John Heinricy – 12th in GTS

2000
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/Justin Bell – 2nd in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 10th in GTS

2001
No. 2 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Chris Kneifel/Franck Freon – 1st in GTS (overall win)
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Dale Earnhardt/Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2nd in GTS

2014
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe – 10th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Robin Liddell – 5th in GTLM

2015
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe – 1st in GTLM (Magnussen fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Simon Pagenaud – 3rd in GTLM (Gavin pole)

2016
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 2nd in GTLM (Garcia fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 1st in GTLM (Winner by 0.034 second)

2017
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 4th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 9th in GTLM

2018
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 3rd in GTLM (Magnussen pole)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 4th in GTLM

2019
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 6th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 8th in GTLM

2020
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Nicky Catsburg – 4th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 7th in GTLM

CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: By the Numbers
• 0.034: As in seconds – the winning margin of victory in Corvette Racing’s 1-2 finish at the 2016 Rolex 24. It is the closest finish in race history.
• 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car going on 22 years: Corvette Racing and Chevrolet.
• 2: Number of the overall winning Corvette C5-R in the 2001 Rolex 24. Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell, Chris Kniefel and Franck Freon completed 656 laps for 2335.36 miles in the winning effort.
• 3: Rolex 24 At Daytona wins in nine tries for Corvette Racing: 2001 overall, 2015 GTLM (Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Ryan Briscoe) and 2016 GTLM (Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler).
• 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
• 16: Number of GTLM wins for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014 – all with the Corvette C7.R.
• 21: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres and Utah.
• 22: Drivers who have driven for Corvette Racing at Daytona – Justin Bell, Ryan Briscoe, Nicky Catsburg, Kelly Collins, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Marcel Fässler, Ron Fellows, Franck Freon, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, John Heinricy, Chris Kniefel, Robin Liddell, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner, Simon Pagenaud, John Paul Jr., Andy Pilgrim, Mike Rockenfeller, Scott Sharp and Jordan Taylor.
• 67: Years since Corvette was introduced to the world on Jan. 17, 1953 in New York City. A total of 300 were produced that year.
• 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le Mans.
• 43,603.52: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing at Daytona. For reference, the distance around the Earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. The team has completed 12,519 racing laps at Daytona.
• 304,144.20 Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing entering the 2020 season. For reference, the Apollo 13 spacecraft holds the record for farthest distance traveled from Earth – 248,655 miles. The team broke 300,000 all-time miles in competition at the Rolex 24 earlier this year.


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Happy Fourth of July, all.

We're quiet today. We walked to the local farmer's market this morning for the first time since the shutdown and scored some of what I believe are the best pickles you can find.



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Greenwood went medieval on the C4 frame... I have seen pictures... they removed the hatch floors and added triangulated reinforcements all in the frame and from the frame up to the halo. In short, they meant bizness...

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Happy Fourth of July, all.

We're quiet today. We walked to the local farmer's market this morning for the first time since the shutdown and scored some of what I believe are the best pickles you can find.

This afternoon, I do have some work to do (a website update). We'll visit with my parents, get some fried chicken, and watch a lot of racing.


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I am an IT guy... I don't mind computers in cars, I just hate computers in cars where they are nothing but maintenance fails...

Engine controllers, IMHO, are the best thing since sliced bread... thanks to the tech (which came to the street from F1 racing), has given us 700hp V8s that can get 20 mpg on the highway... The 400hp LS2 in my '06 Coupe gets nearly 30 on the open highway!!! The LT1 in the C7, when mated to a 7spd manual, set in eco-mode, will hit nearly 40 MPG on the highway. That's insane. And if it helps us sustain our passions, I am all for it.

Where computers become a pain in the ass is when the OEM stops supporting them. I spoke to Harlan Charles about this a few years back, asking if GM was considering supporting older Corvettes with hard to get parts and he indicated it was on the radar, but I suspect the C8 kinda slowed that plan.

We in Corvette land are not the only ones with this problem... The Ferrari 348, 1990-1994 or so... it has a computer module that manages the climate controls. This component was made for Ferrari, using Ferrari specs, by an outside vendor. The downside? This module fails and you are stuck with an expensive car with no heat or AC! Ferrari doesn't make the part (well, they may now), and won't let the vendor make it, either... As I understand it, there is a dude in San Diego that fixes them... however, my point is that we are not alone.

In general, the computers in a C4 are pretty good. The CCM and EBCM are noted to last forever, and the ECM is good to 150k miles or more... Even tho it is made to deal with engine heat, I don't think it lives as long as it would if it was in a cooler area. Why not put it in the back storage bin? As an aside, if you need an ECM, the 1992 and 1993 Corvette ECM is shared with the 1993 Camaro/Firebird LT1 ECM. There are 120k of them out there... just swap the chips.

Do NOT trust the rebuilders... they don't know what they are doing...

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Ok … the 56 is fixed … I have said that before … but in my heart I really believe … headed to Blue Hill for the 4th festivities in the 56.

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Ok.... the 56 is fixed..... I have said that before.....but in my heart I really believe...... headed to Blue Hill for the 4th festivities in the 56...... long live the Republic.... amen to that....

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Morning guys... Slept pretty good, didn’t wake until 8. Low to mid 70s now and only headed to the upper 80s today. But we will be nearer to Gris, so we will be sharing that nice “low” humidity that he is experiencing.

We will be headed off to Wichita pretty soon.

Have a great 4th folks!

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Think it is only fitting I wash and run the cars today. May pass on the hot dogs for a more diet friendly fare. Crank up some tunes in the garage to the delight of my neighbors.

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A SUNNY 71 DEGREES & 90% HUMIDITY THIS MORNING, 50% CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HAD A SHOWER OF RAIN EARLY, JUST ENOUGH TO LAY THE DUST.

DARLING WIFE WANTS TO PUT THE TOP DOWN ON THE TOMATO AND GO WATCH THE FT GIBSON FIREWORKS. WE SHALL SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT :-)

THE CURRENT NATIONAL SOCIALIST WAR ON STATUES REMINDS ME OF THE COGENT INSIGHT OF A FELLOW STUDENT.

THE PSYCH PROGRAM AT THE COLLEGE WHERE I DID MY POST GRAD WAS HEADED BY A TOUCHY-FEELY "COUNSELING" TYPE WHO ADVOCATED TOTAL DISREGARD FOR CASE HISTORIES. MY BUDDY REMARKED THAT WHEN YOU DELETE A PERSONS HISTORY YOU HAVE DELETED THEIR PERSONALITY.

DR. TOUCHY-FEELY WAS LATER FIRED FOR HANKY-PANKY WITH FEMALE STUDENTS.

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I'm going to keep looking but I've got an appointment with my mechanic in a week in case I can't find it. As a former IT guy, I hate computerization in cars.

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Gris, you aren't far off on some of the home-schooling.


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We didn’t quite make it to the century mark today, only 98, darn! NOT!! It is a very comfortable 82 right now at FILs house.

Isn't it amazing how we adjust? Some light to medium rain came through and dropped us down into the low 80s. Ivelis and I stood on the front stoop, listened to the rain, and watched the fireflies. "Oh, that's nice!"


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