When I’m a passenger in a car on a long ride, one of my favorite things to do is nap. I love napping in general, but napping in a car is even better because you can gain distance while doing nothing. And just like everything else in the world, a superior method exists.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a must watch, featuring some of the bravest and most talented drivers on the planet in some of racing’s most advanced machinery. But it lasts for an entire day, and we’re all crazy for even trying to watch it. Here’s how to curbstomp your drowsiness and keep going anyway.
Oh, you got to sleep in a nice warm bed during the Rolex 24? That's nice. When did your car break? In overnight endurance races, if your team isn't awkwardly passing out in the paddock, there's a good chance that you've already lost. Here's our mega-gallery of folks who couldn't make it back to an RV.
While part of me is a little disappointed that folks are just going back to their RVs to nap like normal, boring human beings instead of passing out at random spots in the paddock, I can't be disappointed in these pajamas. Are your pajamas this cool? The motorsports nap game just got pwn'd.
[Endurance racing in a nutshell. If you're around for a full 24-hour race, you're going to work in sleep whenever you can, whereever you can. Here's an Audi mechanic passing out like a boss at the 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans. Photo credit: Ker Robertson/Getty Images]