The Daytona 500
I am not really happy with the race outcome, good to see McMurray get the win, first win with new team, but some of the bonehead moves I seen toward the end and the “pothole” fiasco was just what it took to mess up the race. NASCAR had no options with regards to the pothole. Even though it seemed to kill the momentum for lot’s of the teams. Harvick was strong all day as was a few cars, and he seems to show his hand a few times. Dale Jr has a very good run coming home in 2nd. He made his bonsai run with the white flag out, when he came from like 10th to the front.
The Fords were strong all day long showing good hp in the race. The cars of RPM was extra strong too, pleasant to see after the year they had last year. , A.J. Almendinger has a super strong run , Sadler had the 19 up front often and showed his muscle, and Kahne was in the top 5 almost all of the race except right at the end but got taken out at the end, by an aggressive Jeff Gordon. I know the Gordon fans will have a reason why he did it but facts are facts…. he punted the 9 car…..
Mark Martin never was in contention at all except for the first 20 laps of the race.
I hate to say it but it was refreshing to see Jimmie Johnson drop out.
Everyone has been tired of hearing how great he is……. I know I have been.
Well now Daytona is over we can get on with the real season!!!