Sunday, February 14, 2010

Daytona 500 Time. It's Finally Here!

In just a few hours, The 2010 Daytona 500 will kick off, and if you're like me, it's the most exciting time of the year.

The NASCAR season is just kicking off, and I can't wait to hear the command to start engines.  It's Daytona, the biggest race of the year, and there is just nothing quite like Daytona in February.

Who's going to win?  I don't have a clue, but I'd put my money on guys like Tony Stewart, or Greg Biffle, or Kevin Harvick.  Maybe even Jimmie Johnson, because JJ and Chad can seem to do no wrong. 

Personally, I'm pulling for Dale Jr., because another win at the Daytona 500 would take the no-win monkey off his back so fast, it would make your head spin.  Dale Jr. is due, and he's already won this race once.  Dale Jr. has the equipment and hopefully the right people behind him, so who knows.  It would be a great shot in the arm for not only Dale Jr. and the 88 team, but for NASCAR as well.

This is a day of celebration, NASCAR fans.  Let's scream at the TV, enjoy a few of our favorite beverages, at least in moderation, and let's get excited!  The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is upon us, and let's get fired up!  I am, and I invite you, no matter who your favorite driver is, to get fired up too.  Cheer your driver on to victory lane, and let's get this puppy started up!

Early congratulations to whomever wins the Daytona 500 later today.  The field is so tight, that just about anyone can win, if they're in the right place, at exactly the right time.  That's the way it ought to be every week in this sport, and often is.  Today is all about why we love racing and why we devote so much time and attention to it. 

Today, the Daytona 500 will hopefully show us something:  Racing at its very best.

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