Sunday was the 50th running of "The Great American Race", The Daytona 500. I've enjoyed NASCAR for years and used to make the trek to Talladega each year, however I must admit my love for NASCAR lost a little something with the death of Dale Earnhardt a few years ago. Nonetheless, the Daytona 500 is one of the races I watch every year. This year was no exception. Off the top of my head, I:
Caught lipsynching: Chubby Checker (but he looked great for his age!)
Wondered why Ford doesn't run Crown Victorias. If the Fusions are faster, how come the cops aren't driving them? Can the 2008 NASCAR Fusions take voice commands like the "stock" ones?
Wondered why On-Star doesn't sponsor the in car communications.
Thought the "car of the future" performed wonderfully! It allowed drivers to recover from taps, etc that in the past would have sent them spinning into the wall and causing those "chain reaction" super speedway wipe outs.
Wondered if some "fans" were sad there weren't more crashes.
Took off my hat to Ryan Newman. Even though I really like Dale, Jr , I thought it was great for a team besides Hendrick Motorsports to win. Maybe this season will lend itself to more competition than the last several. Let's go racin'!!!