It’s Now an Official Race…

If the rains come, this race is official. And if it ended this way, with the Busch brothers, Jeff Gordon, Stewart, Martin and Edwards in the top 10, NASCAR couldn't ask for much more to start what everyone expects will be a tough year.And having said that, Earnhardt just made his return top the top 10, charging from 35th. If the weather holds, Junior looks like he's got the car to make some real noise. ...

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It’s Now an Official Race…

If the rains come, this race is official. And if it ended this way, with the Busch brothers, Jeff Gordon, Stewart, Martin and Edwards in the top 10, NASCAR couldn't ask for much more to start what everyone expects will be a tough year.And having said that, Earnhardt just made his return top the top 10, charging from 35th. If the weather holds, Junior looks like he's got the car to make some real noise. ...

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Weather an Issue?

Chad Knaus just radioed Jimmie Johnson and told him that there's a weather pattern 26 miles away. "Could be racing for the win here," Knaus told Johnson.Great. Just great. And Kyle Busch is your race leader. Who the hell did I piss off in another life, anyway? Okay, so maybe Gordon is the one who will suddenly channel the Intimidator and wreck Busch. ...

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Oops!

About all that patience being shown by Logano...so much for that. But, he was pinched pretty good.Any you know what? You can hate on the COT all you want, but Logano suffers that hit a few years ago, he may well not be climbing out under his own steam and walking away. ...

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Joey Logano, The New Kid on the Block

Interesting to see Joey Logano just riding around safely in the pack, a few seconds off the lead, but still in the mix. Restrictor plate races are exercises in patience in the first place, the majority of the race preamble to the furious finish. You can't win a race on Lapo 66, but you sure as hell can lose one on Lap 66.And Logano has clearly decided that he should take his time, learn all he can about Daytona and restrictor-plate racing, and not do anything stupid. No, there are no moral victo ...

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