It’s always great fun to spend the day at the race track, but especially when Corvette Racing is in town. Not only do we enjoy meeting up with our Corvette friends, watching the race, and having a great time (no matter what the weather was), we also get to hear from Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan as he addresses owners in the Corvette Corral.
Doug always has some great stories and insight to share about the team and racing in general and this year was no different as he touched on a number of subjects. Just to get it out of the way, there was no discussion of the C8.R although he was asked how the tire test a Sebring went.
The Rolex race is very special to Doug as he recounts that race in 2001 where he was joined by Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr. Doug says the last checkered flag that Earnhardt ever saw was in a Corvette. Earnhardt passed away in a tragic racing accident a few weeks later at the Daytona 500.
A great story comes out about an incident that happened at the Roar test earlier in January in which a young crew member of the Mazda team knocked a mirror off of one of the C7.Rs and how it was handled will leave you laughing.
Doug also talks about his own Corvette and raves about the Michelin all season tires which allows him to drive his Stingray all year round.
As all this is going on, the Corvette Racing drivers are out in the Corral picking their favorite Corvettes. Doug makes a bet on which driver would be in the tent last for the autograph seminar. Was he right? Grab your favorite beverage and watch Doug Fehan’s Corvette Racing discussion at the Rolex 24 Corvette Corral.
Video by Keith Cornett
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