Well Danica finally won her first race. Now that the monkey is finally off her back maybe she can win a few more. Also, now that she is a proven winner in Indy cars that makes her more marketable to NASCAR. I wouldn't be surprised to see her in a stock car sometime in the future. I wonder if Richard Childress has that seat filled in the 33 car yet?
She is not without her critics though, check out what Bob Margolis had to say.
Three things I'd like to point out to Bob are; 1) most Indy 500 races have fewer than 10 people on the lead lap too (unless it has been shorten due to rain), does that make winning the Indy 500 any less significant?, 2) does Carl Edwards posing half naked on the Cover of ESPN Magazine make him any less of a driver too? and 3) perhaps having Danica pose half naked in magazines like Sports Illustrated and FHM (I used to own a yellow '57 Chevy BTW) and for her sponsors (I must admit, I laughed at the Go Daddy 'beaver' commercial) isn't bad for the struggling open wheel leagues out there, maybe the IRL even encouraged her to do those ads to generate waining fan interest in the IRL - think about it, it wouldn't be beneath the IRL's PR company owned by womanizer Gene Simmons to be involved in something like that.
Unlike last year I got to see the race in Mexico during daylight hours. Awesome! Too bad the race wasn't as awesome! Oh well, at least I enjoyed the Rolex race on Saturday - that was good racing.
There were too many cautions for my liking. Don't get me wrong, if there are cautions that means there is some hard driving going on, and there was, but it also means there is some stupid driving going on too, and there was some of that as well. Some might be an understatement.
I know it's a road course, but even still there are mistakes and then there are 'mistakes'.
Kyle Busch won again. What do you think about that?
Some people are already predicting him to be the first ever NASCAR double series Champion within the same season. Hmm ... Kyle Busch Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series Champion all in the same racing season? It's never happened before you know.
OK, stop it already people! It is way too early in the season to be predicting that. Let's talk about this in August if he is still in this position, until then quit talking about it like it is going to happen. Geesh! Speculate? OK. Predict? No, (not yet anyway).
Sorry, no picture tonight - I'm too beat to look for one.
Take Care, and don't forget to enter my "Daytona 500: 50th Anniversary" contest today - you only have until midnight this Monday to get your entry in, so hurry on up and get it in!