Knowing I was going to get in between 6 and 8 PM at the 2017 Baja 1000, then be in the car for about 9 to 10 hours I did a few things. got to the pit where I was getting in several hours early, took my contact lenses out, let my eyes rest, took a few 30 minute naps, drank lots of water, and about an hour before we got in, I ate half sandwich and a banana. Other than the water we had in the car, and a few asprin, that was it until a few hours after I got out of the car. I was up for almost 36 hours straight, with those two 30 minute naps early in that 36 hour stint, and once out of the car and riding in the chase truck I drank 2 of the 5 hour energy drinks, over a 12 hour period.Something I realized about myself after a few baja 1000's is I have a hard time staying awake past (or approaching) 24 hours. I don't know how people pull all nighters driving or racing. I'd be a liability in a chase or race car. What do people do in a race car to stay alert and running a winning pace after 10 to 15 hours? Drugs are the only thing I haven't tried? I try to rest/sleep as much as possible leading up, hydrate, and pound a ton of food to have the energy but At 10 hours straight my pace drops off big time.. And no i am not out of shape. I'm In my 30's fit, and healthy. What should most people expect to do outside of ivan the iron man and ramsey to run competitive beyond 10 to 15 hours? Or is this just like anything force and push until it gets easier?