20 Car Snapshot: Pre-race

Two years ago, we treated readers to the "20 Car Diary" - a running account of the 43rd Rolex 24 at Daytona through the eyes of the three drivers of the No. 20 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford. We debriefed Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Butch...

Two years ago, we treated readers to the "20 Car Diary" - a running account of the 43rd Rolex 24 at Daytona through the eyes of the three drivers of the No. 20 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford. We debriefed Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Butch Leitzinger and Jimmie Johnson -- after each stint for the entire 24 hours. It was an ambitious undertaking and, despite sleeping for the next 18 hours, your correspondent still consumed a six pack of Red Bull on the drive back to Charlotte.

For this year's 45th Rolex 24, we'll give you a few snapshots of Howard Motorsports race team -- the Pontiac Crawford now in Jackson Hewitt / Subway livery -- through the debriefings of drivers Andy Wallace, Butch Leitzinger and Tony Stewart with veteran crew chief Catherine Crawford-Wallace.

This is Crawford-Wallace's third year as crew chief for the 20 car -- a significant accomplishment for a 28-year-old of either gender, even one with an Aerospace Engineering degree from N. C. State University.

The games begin at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Tony Stewart , Butch Leitzinger , Jimmie Johnson , Catherine Crawford