82 Days and Counting

Yes, as I write this there are just 82 days left till the Daytona 500 which marks the beginning of NASCAR season 2011!  I can’t wait. It’s been almost 10 days since Jimmie Johnson won his 5th consecutive Championship in one of the closest finishes in recent years. To win 5 consecutive championships is not unlike a NFL team winning the Super Bowl 5 straight years or perhaps an even better comparison is Tiger Woods’ domination of the sport a few years back. Even if NASCAR for you is simply 43 cars going round and round for 4 hours, I hope you can at least appreciate what the 48 team has accomplished.

As it happened I found myself in Florida the weekend of the final race at Miami Homestead Speedway and only a couple of hours away. Of course, I drove down for that final race. I took a few photos but I will not embarrass myself by showing them here. Instead, I am attaching a few I found on-line of the repaving going on now at the Daytona Speedway.

The Daytona 500 kicks off the NASCAR season each February and the track is currently being repaved, no small challenge considering the steep banking on the track. Enjoy.

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