What US racing gives Alonso that F1 can't

What US racing gives Alonso that F1 can't

The Daytona 24 Hours wasn't especially successful for Fernando Alonso, but that didn't seem to matter much. American motorsport is giving him something Formula 1 cannot

It was in 1972, the second year of my life as a racing journalist, that I first went to Daytona, there to see AJ Foyt win the fabled 500, and ever since I've savoured my visits there, even though I tired of the 500 once it had become a 'restrictor plate' race.

Richard Petty, one of my heroes, told me some years ago that he felt the same way. "On restarts it's painful, isn't it?" he said. "I mean, the cars don't accelerate - they just kind of pick up momentum."

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