The Great American Race – The Daytona 500
The big NASCAR story this week has been cheaters. Jet fuel and illegal cars were carried on every network. One would think this is bad for NASCAR. Cheating in any other sport would be, but not NASCAR. David Caraviello has a great opinion here:
"Oh lordy lordy, hide the women and children, there's cheating going on in NASCAR again..........Yes, everyone will sit back and laugh while remembering the days when a Smokey Yunick car would have its fuel drained during inspection, and then drive away on extra gas hidden in the framework. But some tape flies off a hole drilled into a rear deck lid, or somebody misaligns bolts on a rear shock mounting, and suddenly you have Watergate at 185 mph."
LOL - I love it! Nascar laid out some heavy penalties this week and it received press coverage from outlets that usually ignore racing. I am a old school fan, so this week has amused me to the hilt. I have not witnessed this much press since the death of Dale Earnhardt. Caraviello compares this so called scandal to steroids in baseball. He writes:
"Two fuel-additive violations in seven years. Compare that to, say, Major League Baseball, where 12 players were suspended for steroid use in the 2005 season alone. Or the NFL, which is plagued by gun-related incidents. Where's the scandal again?"
Indeed.My favorite driver Jeff Burton starts 7th today. His teammate, the despicable Kevin Harvick, starts 34th. He will come to the front in his usual reckless style. The cheating Jeff Gordon starts next to last in what I hope will be his season of tears. Wise Girl has abandoned Jamie McMurray to support Elliot Sadler. Well at least he is from Virginia. Who knows who she will root for next week...geesh. She has predicted to me that Tony Stewart will win the cup this year. I cant argue with that. After missing the chase last year ole Smokey is fired up. I never liked Tony until I read that he donated one million dollars to the Victory Junction Camp. My readers know that this camp is something I have pushed for a long time. The Red Queen also shows her love. They have a store now with cool shirts and caps. If you can visit the site and spend a few dollars to help out. There is a great 11 min video here that will inspire you.
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