Well Race Fans, we waited and waited ... and got a race, almost as long as the wait!
Officially 10 hours and 20 minutes. Dang, that was a long one!
Apparently there is NO truth to the rumor, that NASCAR calling it a " 5 " hour delay, is tied into any "5 Hour Energy Drink" promotion.
Squashing more rumors, Mel tells us, in chat, that Kasey Kahne got another speeding ticket in the 2nd big crash.... WTH? < Not true ....
"Austin Dillon - NASCAR's newest Human Pin Ball!"
"Son, I'm gonna need you to bring in some excitement & ratings ... so don't worry about the car, I got that covered ... you just go out there and do that voo doo, that you do, so well."
I'm sure if Herbie was here, he would have something to say about Kyle going over the Start / Finish Line backwards... just like big brother... but alas... I leave that open for Herbs... if he can hear me out there... Herbs! Report back! LOL
Sorry Tony, about your 'fuel cell pick up' problem... never thought I'd hear you & "pick up a problem" in the same sentence ... but hey, that's NASCAR for ya.
Gotta give My Girl props for 2 laps lead and taking one bad hit...
Seems PETTY, I know... but right the F on, anyway
... And fresh off of suicide watch after ANOTHER Tony Stewart Daytona 500 loss ... here is Smoke14TS with his top-10 headlines from the Daytona 500 ........
Who said anything about being off? **twirls noose** But I digress -
Bowyer's engine, recalling Thursday's spill, sees wild racing and declares "Oh #### no"
Some fans, Stewart's fuel system, leave Daytona early
Dillon emerges from 31 hauler with cowboy hat shoved down throat after wreck with Newman
Waltrip declares Danica wreck worst ever, the rattles off 15 of his own that top it
Ryan Truex seen giving older brother Martin the "neener-neener" look after contender's engine expires early
Earnhardt wins Daytona 500, double-wides turned over and set ablaze in celebration
"I was riding along and my bacon got cooked:" Almirola innocent victim in Daytona 500 melee
Fan using left-over bass boat from Darrell Gwynn event finishes 15th in Daytona 500
After finishing second without aid of radio, Hamlin fires spotter, hires self.
Edwards swarmed after race by drivers looking for Aflac policies following rookies' issues in Speedweeks
And now a few words from our Mystery Writer....
Thanks Smokie! Just wanted to let you folks know my piece is being sponsored by Bare Werks -
"We go where we want to go - even to first place "
Lap 2 Kyle Larson experiences his first success from the advise of Juan Pablo Montoya.
Lap 3 The Dillon Prince crosses the finish line watching the fans holding up 3 Fingers, and thinks they are telling him he is in THIRD Place.
Truex blows a motor, he wonders if his Crew Chief listened to Michael Waltrips guidance about running Jet Fuel in his intake manifold.
Smoke gets tanked, then gets a tank.
Race is all but over and Danica gets punted, and nails the wall hard. Then in a stroke of brilliance, she nails the 43 (Almirola) straight to the Nose…. Take that…!!! King Richard.. ;-D
Dillon, still running, hears PawPaw’s voice in his head and takes out his teammate, Ryan Newman.
When Dillon returns to the pits he is informed that he has not yet taken out either the starters stand or the Pace Car…. Dillon’s new nickname is Pinball Boy.
And just when you think you’ve seen it all…. Junior picks up debris during a caution.
The Junior fans are now committing Hari Kari in the stands……
Junior played his cards rather well, and won this one.
Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt Junior…. Well played Jr.
Back in the pits, Dillon is still driving around looking for the Pace Car….
Still in the pits, Michael Waltrip is searching around asking everybody he sees, if they have seen fiddy cent….
Seems he is determined to get his kiss, come He11 or highwater.
But if you can't, be careful ...or just really good at being bad
Sh*t happens... but don't worry, it usually happens to me.