Review: 24/7- The Road To DaytonaPosted by in General
I wasn’t going to watch. While I do get extremely “itchy” for racing action over the off-season, I decided I wasn’t going to scratch my itch by having to resubscribe to HBO after I had just removed it from my cable line up since it NEVER gets watched. Anyway I resisted the call of 24/7- The Road To Daytona. I resisted and even though the closer the show came to debuting the weaker my resolve got but I still hung on with determination that I was NOT going to resubscribe. Nope!
Then HBO did the coolest thing ever- and that was make the first episode available online to viewers…and damned if I am not hooked. The show provides a fascinating look into the team that everyone loves to hate…the history making 4-consecutive championship 48 team. However- it isn’t just the Jimmie show and the first episode at least strives to great lengths to illustrate that point. I don’t know what fascinated me more- the small glimpse we get into the “jackass from El Cajon” (hey Jimmie said it – NOT ME) or the look we get into Chad Knaus that makes him seem more human and less like the super-crew chief who wears kryptonite underwear even if he is a bit of an “asshole” to work for (again- Chad said it not me)!
Even if you aren’t into NASCAR- if you have HBO I think you should try to check out HBO’s 24-7- The Road to Daytona if you are just the littlest bit curious. You can check out the first episode on the HBO site. I really hope that they put this out on DVD- because I would buy it.
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