Video: How to get faster lap times at Daytona

Looking for faster lap times at Daytona International Speedway?

Ride along in our project Corvette C5 Z06 with our own JG Pasterjak for an in-depth, corner-by-corner guide to the track.

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JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/2/19 10:00 p.m.

We've got more of these track tutorials in the works for Sebring, NCM and PBIR. We'll probably get to Roebling before too long as well. Any other tracks you think we should prioritize for our curated lap tips?

accordionfolder Dork
10/2/19 11:45 p.m.

Since you made it all the way up to NCM, seems like Barber, AMP, and RA might be on the list to get a look. I'm looking forward to the NCM track guide, I'll be out there this weekend.

slowbird HalfDork
10/3/19 9:17 a.m.

VIR is a tricky and interesting track, if you ever make it up that way. I'd be interested in a guide for that one.

BTW great job on this.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/22/20 3:36 p.m.

Just a bump since there's a race coming up this weekend at Daytona. 

RacingComputers Reader
1/22/20 3:42 p.m.

I had the pleasure of a Lap at Daytona as a FLY hanging onto the roll cage of a real live stock car during Testing


What a ride

BA5 Reader
1/25/22 10:02 a.m.

Road Atlanta would be a good one.

And Little Talladega would be a cool one too.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/25/22 10:10 a.m.

In reply to BA5 :

Not sure about Little Talladega, but here's Road Atlanta:


DaleCarter New Reader
10/28/23 5:24 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

After driving and instructing at NCM, all I have to say is "Yes, please". If you know Randy Slomian, call that brother for NCM and Sebring. I think some of his class records at Sebring are still standing.

That said, there are so many GREAT guides to famous tracks, like Sebring, Road Atlanta and VIR, I see a great benefit to publishing lesser known tracks like TGPR, AMP, NOLA, etc.

Roebling may be the most deceptively difficult track in the south. Nine turns? How tough can it be? hahahahaha  sucker!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/30/23 9:48 a.m.

In reply to DaleCarter :

Roebling is the worst–and I mean that in the most endearing way.

You’re right, with just nine turns, how difficult could it be?

Answer: Rather. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/30/23 12:11 p.m.

Yeah Roebling is fun because at first glance it seems like one of those tracks where you have lots of options, but, really, you don't. And a mistake in one spot feels like it takes half the track to fully recover your momentum.

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