Well, as I write this it’s raining in Daytona and we won’t have a start until Monday at
noon 7pm - the first time in the 54 year history of the race. As veteran motorsports writer Ed Hinton wrote:
Not exactly what I was looking forward to, but it is what it is. Even if we find disappointment with having to wait another day, the weekend has been anything but.
Some guy named John King won the Truck race and James Buescher went back to front in the space of about 100 feet, past spinning, wrecked racecars, to win the Nationwide race. Both were nothing short of thrilling. And i’ll bet you’re not saying, “John King, who?” anymore.
Another interesting storyline this weekend is the implications of Danica Patrick in the sport. Not since she entered the sport has the mainstream media covered her and the sport quite so much. Her wreck at the Duels, her qualifying run for the Nationwide race and even Miguel Paludo’s hard wreck during the Truck race made the front page of various major news websites.
No matter your feelings about Danica, her media prowess is uncanny – including an interview Friday with NASCAR fan and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams – it’s undoubtedly a benefit to the sport.
And on to tomorrow where anything is liable to happen. If things keep going the way they have, you never know, you might see Tony Raines or David Stremme in victory lane!
Hope everybody has a great Monday!