Rolex 24 Hours Journal


Before covering the Rolex 24 Hours at the Daytona International Speedway, it took a lot for me to get to this point staying awake 30 hours if you consider these factors.

First, I successfully covered the 12-Hours of Sebring at the Sebring Raceway and was getting familiar with endurance racing. I found that this type of racing is more about the manufacturers and the stamina about the drivers. There is so much money involved, and it’s a good way to see the durability of the vehicles.

Finally, I sought advice from Graham Goodwin, who has covered 89 of these 24-hour races.

I was definitely ready for this challenge and decided to write a journal tracking what would be my biggest accomplishment in Sports Media. If there is one thing I would do differently, it was bringing my small digital camera to take unique photos at different times.

In my lifetime, I’ve done a lot of endurance drives across the USA.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Jimmie Johnson and Scott Morganroth

1) Arrived in Media Center 11 am

2) Press Conference 11:15 am Hendrick Motorsports -NASCAR Le Mans – Asked Jimmie Johnson – Couple Questions – 1) Accomplished Everything in his Career – 2) Racing in a 24-hour eventually

3) Sports Talk Saturday – Mark Mancini – Bruce Kessinger 11:50 am – WIFI Issues Didn’t finish show

4) Going out for Opening Festivities Start of Race 1:30

5) Back in Media Center 1:55 pm

6) Writing Jimmie Johnson Story 3:25 pm

7) Finished Johnson Story 4:52 pm

8) Quick Walk Outside 5:21 pm- Returned 5:34 pm

Scott talking a nighttime walk

9) Dinner 6:33 pm

10) Writing My Graham Goodwin Story 7:15 pm

11) Taking a Nighttime Walk 8:21 pm – 9:15 pm

12) Served us Pizza at 11:00 pm as a late-night snack – New Tradition

13) Candy goes to the car to get some sleep – 12:45 am

14) Posting Stories on Twitter 12:49 pm

15) Took a Walk 1:58 am Returned 2:32 am

16) Back on Twitter 2:47 am

17) Candy sends me a text 2:55 am she can’t sleep

18) Played Work Blocks Game 4:48 am Stopped 5:02 am

19) Went Outside for some fresh air 5:06 am – 5:26 am

20) Back on Twitter 5:42 am

21) Going to get some fresh air 6:36 am – 6:45 am

22) Twitter 8-8:33 am

23) Breakfast with Candy 8:39 am

Victory Lane

24) Back on Twitter 9-9:30 am Mainly IMSA

25) Sovenier Shop 10:45 – 10:55 am 2 hats/T-shirt

26) Watch Rest of Race Outside 12:45 pm

27) Victory Lane

28) Media Availability