Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snowin' at Daytona - And More Signs That Hell's Freezing Over

Events at Daytona International Speedway have been cancelled or postponed by precipitation before. But today might be the first time in the track's history that an event was delayed because of snow.

Juan Pablo Montoya, who was at DIS this morning for the Rolex 24 test, broadcast the above photo via Twitter, while he was waiting for the weather to improve. It was announced today that Montoya, along with Jamie McMurray,
Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon will run the No. 02 Target/TELMEX Dinan-BMW Riley at the Rolex 24 for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

Speaking of things I thought I'd never see nor hear, Kyle Busch told the media today at Sound and Speed in Nashville that he might personally be to blame for some of the drama his team experienced last season.

"Sometimes you have to learn from your mistakes," said Busch, who's now the proud owner of his own truck series team. Being a team owner may mature Rowdy before our very eyes - but I hope he doesn't outgrow all of the drama. It's darn fun to watch.

Finally, NASCAR may actually lift the ban on passing below the yellow line at Daytona and Talladega - answering the fervent prayer of many a fan and driver. NASCAR PR man Ramsey Poston hinted the rule change is coming on Sirius Radio yesterday, "We're going to let the drivers drive."

'Bout time!


  1. Gotta love that global warming.

  2. Ain't got nuthin' to do with - or without - global warming. More of a weather anomaly, with a high-pressure mass over Greenland screwing with the jetstream and coursing cold air way south while Canada has seen record highs.

    Anyway, -ista, hope yer emerging from the deep freeze with nose and toes intact. Here in Mickeytown we froze over all too well. Sleet and snow on Saturday, and down it went from there. My garden looks like Armageddon. I want to go to the Bud Shootout in Feb., but I remember how cold it got afterward. Yeesus.

  3. Hey OvalScream Did you take pix of the snow/sleet in Orlando? That's crazy it was so cold that far south. Lemme know if you're going to The Shootout - I'll be there.