Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rain, More Rain, Fire, Roll Out The Yellow And The Winner Is.......

imageWhat a race!!!! Sandy and I thought we have seen every thing at the Daytona 500 but no not this year. For the first time ever the Daytona was postponed due to rain on Sunday. They rescheduled it for noon on Monday but it rained again. Then finally they were able to get it started Monday night which is another first.


With 40 laps to go they red flagged the race due to an incident involving Montoya and a jet dryer truck. Something broke on his car during a caution that caused Montoya to crash into the jet dryer causing a huge explosion and fire from the jet fuel.


They delayed the race for over two hours due to the fire and cleanup afterwards. They had their eighth caution of the race with 25 laps to go. The race restarted with 18 laps to go. With 13 laps to go caution number nine due to a major wreck involving McMurray and about seven other cars.


The race resumed with seven laps to go. The top five when it restarted was Kenseth, Biffle, Dale Jr, Hamlin and Burton. With four to go we have caution number ten involving Stenhouse and Stewart. There were at least seven cars involved in this wreck. At this rate there will be no cars left. The race resumed with a green, white checkered. The winner is.......Kenseth with Dale Jr finishing a car length second, Biffle third, Hamlin fourth and Burton fifth. The race started on a Monday and finished on a Tuesday. This will go down as an unforgettable six hour marathon. Now on to Phoenix. (All photos by Getty Images for NASCAR)

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.


  1. I watched part of the race while eating supper and with no volume and really not understanding the whole race rule things I thought it just looked like I-10 through Phoenix on any Wednesday morning, but with more colourful cars.