Most teams who show up to race the 24 Hours of Daytona are big-budget efforts staffed by a host of professionals. Not the Honda of America Racing Team. They’re an all-volunteer team of regular Honda employees recruited mostly by word of mouth for one purpose: racing the cars Honda makes.
While we always hope that the Jalopnik Bump results in a win, sometimes we’re impressed enough with a team merely finishing the race. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART, for short) works in prep for their Acura NSX GT3 around regular nine-to-five day jobs at Honda’s headquarters in Ohio, and they actually finished…
The addition of a small Jalopnik sticker on a race car is believed to have mystical qualities that propel you to the front of the field. This weekend, we’re seeing if the mighty Jalopnik bump works on a group of Honda employees’ epic side project: the No. 69 Honda of America Racing Team Acura NSX GT3.
Most of the big-budget efforts that head off to Daytona are run by people whose full time gig is racing, but one team will have to return to their regular desk jobs after it’s done. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART) is crewed primarily by workers at Honda’s American headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.