The season has started. The Daytona 500 ends Winter
Nationals and then the REAL season starts. The real season at Your HOME track.
Texas is in full swing. March Madness opens up North Carolina and South Carolina
at Cherokee Speedway. God how I miss those two places. Here in the great
white north it is 3 degrees this morning.
I was glad to see Dale Jr. win at Daytona. The guy is
screwed up but deep inside of him he knows how to drive. His dad ,Dale SR., was
the Intimidator . I thought Jr. was going to be the Dominator, the way he
started in the Old Busch series. He won two championships. When he got to Cup
racing he popped off several wins early in his career. In 2004 he won the
Daytona 500. ;It was a family win with all the people who had helped him since
he started involved.
If you read Driver 8 you can get a lot of in site into Dale
Jr. early in his career. I donít think he thought he could really win, but he
was placed there by family. The move to Hendricks did not help his head. Best
equipment in the sport and he was not making it. I think he got down on him
self. I donít think he realized what a good driver he was and thought it was
just family taking care of him. Good equipment helps, no doubt, but you have to
have the talent to wheel good equipment, if you are going to win. One year at
Indy, Little Al and two times World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi did not make
the show. Now tell me its just talent.
You could see the joy in him, with his win. It took Dale
Sr. 20 years to win one, and now Dale Jr had surpassed his dad and has 2 Daytona
500 wins It is a pretty rough deal fighting that ghost. I think he has done a
great job. His racing will become so much better now that he has had a taste
of victory again. I truly hope he realizes the talent he has.
The guys are starting to move and cover races LarrE was at
three tracks this weekend Anderson, Greenville Pickens for the pass race, and
Cherokee Speedway all in SC . Goose was in AZ covering the dirt tracks and the
NASCAR race. Bruce covered the $5000 to win factory stock race at Timberline in
If you weren't there you missed out.