Friday, February 20, 2015

Daytona “News” and Notes

(This was typed up before the announcement that Kurt Busch would be suspended by Nascar)

Finally—it’s time to go racing for real!!!

Jeff Gordon has said that its unlikely that he will race at all beyond the 2015 season, reckoning that it would be too difficult to find a competitive ride for a single race.  Here’s hoping his next statement will put a stop to those idiotic Indy 500 rumors.

With Trevor Bayne having run too many Cup races, and Ryan Blaney not accumulating drivers’ points in Cup, Jeb Burton will be the default Kevin Conway Rookie of the Year Award winner in 2015.

A whopping 47 cars were entered in Saturday’s Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) Series opener.  Even better, at least 20 of them are expected to actually run the entire race.

25 years ago, Derrike Cope celebrated after winning the Daytona 500 by being unable to find victory lane.  This weekend, Derrike will celebrate after the Daytona 500 by not being able to find a ride.

Again—it’s finally time to go racing for real!!!