February 18, 2007

Daytona 500

Say what you want about NASCAR being a 'hick sport,' perfect for the redneck set. Say what you want about the cars 'going fast and turning left.' It's pretty much all true.

But DAMN, can they put on a show!

The ending of the Daytona 500 had the winner, Kevin Harvick, coming from somewhere around 10th on the last lap, beating Mark Martin by .002 seconds. On the tube, that was about, oh, two feet.
Photo from Fox Sports

It also had a huge accident on the last lap. One driver finished 18th by crossing the finish line upside down on his roof AND on fire to boot.
That's JPM on the outside... finishing BEHIND the car that's upside down and on fire.

You won't ever see something like that finish in a F1 race... for good AND bad.

UPDATE: I couldn't resist this...
Happy Monday!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 12:58 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Monty is 19th. Was he involved with Clint?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at February 19, 2007 12:57 AM (9imyF)

2 As you can see from the (late) photos, The Pope didn't get caught up in the accidents.

His car was pretty meh all day, from all indications. I will give him credit for one thing, though: he's got a nose for avoiding accidents. He came through the entire race with nary a scratch, and just about EVERY yellow-flag incident happened right in front of him.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 19, 2007 07:26 AM (svIB9)

3 Despair.com - gotta love it...

Posted by: johntheirishman at February 19, 2007 03:00 PM (bRF0i)

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