I live not far from Daytona Beach. I love the area except on speed weeks, biker weeks and any time there is a race. I don’t like a whole bunch of people. But this year, the poor racers and their families. Here it is, Tuesday morning and we are still running the race. I feel so bad for the families cause it seems like they have been at Daytona forever i’m sure.
The first caution showed up on lap 2. I know you guys have been wanting to race, but really that early???? But it took out one of my not so fave drivers, so I was ok with that. I mean this was the first time that the race had ever been postponed to the next day. Gotta love rain delays. And then it was gonna be at 12 noon today and they saw the rain clouds and then it was decided nah let’s get it going at 7 pm. Now it’s after midnight and I have to say I love them for keeping them going.
There was a caution with 40 laps to go and people were pitting and then all of a sudden there was a huge crash. A car was on the yellow part of the track when something broke on his car, he went up and slammed into the jetfuel dryers. Now these vehicles are filled with jet fuel and the car was damaged. Big DUH there. And the truck was damaged as well. The flames were huge and they red flagged the race and then cleaned up the mess. They will get this race finished. The tenacity of these workers, racers and even announcers is amazing.
I just hope that whoever wins realizes how long I have stayed up to watch this race. Its great, the guys and one gal who is racing, got to have a bit of a relaxation. But once this race is done, I feel kinda bad for the guys who win cause they have to celebrate all nite. Take all the pictures that is needed and then get ready for all the interviews that happens. Plus they have to say goodbye to their car. Poor guys!!!! But good luck to whoever wins. I might re-edit this once we know for sure, but that could be an hour away. Trust me, I know of what I speak.
I was there in 2010 when there was a pot hole on the track. We stayed the whole dang time, freezing our asses off. But I finally said enough is enough and we are going to the buses. That race ended up with Daddy’s driver winning. Poor guy didn’t even get to see it happen. I have decided that I will stay and keep typing cause there are now only 15 laps to go.
My boy Junior, Dale jr. for those who don’t know, is right now in 3rd. My other boy is Tony Stewart and hes still so far in it. Oh great, 13 laps to go and theres another accident. I think that my boy Tony missed it but might have some damage. Damnit, he ran into Jamie Mac……. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it doesn’t look there is too much damage to Tony’s car. Thank God!!!!!
Damn poor Keselowski and yes i’m sure that I spelled his name wrong, but the boy can drive for sure, but he was keeping us apprised of the situation. But he almost went up and over. That’s definitely the scary part of it all. Hes ok. And I have to say, not one of my fave drivers but he sure does have manners and I love that he tweets.
My boy Junior is still in 3rd and i’m happy about that. Daytona has been an expensive race for the trucks, nationwide and now the big boys playing. Hmmmmmm I wonder how this will go down. 10 laps to go so far and its already been 10 minutes lol. 8 Laps to go. They will start with 7 laps to go. OMG I hate this lol. I was trying to sleep, that a long red flag stop. But once I knew it was gonna keep going, I had to come out here and finish watching it. Thank God, i’m not there at the track, totally awesome.
Guess what?????? Another caution with 4 laps to go and this time??? Yea Tony got turned around. Stupid meffers!!!!!! Great give him some tires and let him go at it. Stenhouse???? Please I know its hard, but leave Tony Stewart alone damnit!!!! Tony is one hell of a driver, the car looks great, yea he needs tires. But that’s about it. That’s why he’s my boy. I told ya guys. Now we will probably get Green, White, Checkers. We got 3 times for it. I wonder how many more cautions we will get before the night is done.
I figure there will be at least one more caution, just cause I am awesome. Green flag will wave, then if white flag is taken, then the race is done no matter what happens. So its gonna be a race to the finish….. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we go ladies and gentleman…… let’s get ready to race…. White flag so the race is done…. now who will win?????? Here we go boys!!!!! And the winner is……… Kenseth…… and Junior got 2nd……. Jeff Burton got 5th…… Harvick got 7th…. Not a bad finish….
Monkey love, hugs and kisses