Daytona 500 2016: Shaping up to be one for the ages

Daytona 500 2016: Shaping up to be one for the ages. Three days of on-track movement for 2016 Daytona Speedweeks are currently in the books. We had hone last Friday, the Sprint Unlimited was run Saturday night and after that we had meeting all requirements for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday of this current week are what’s called “dim days,” which implies the track is shut and there’s nothing happening either day on the race track.

A few groups choose to go home and work at the shop. A few groups backtrack home and unwind until things begin move down in light of the fact that beginning Wednesday, it’s relentless until the Daytona 500 on Sunday.


I don’t saw anything however positives leave our initial three days of Speedweeks. Most likely the main negative is they certain tore up significantly more hardware in the Sprint Unlimited than I would have jumped at the chance to see. Of the 25-auto Sprint Unlimited field, I accept there were just two autos – €“ Joey Logano and Kyle Larson – €“ that didn’t have some kind of harm to their autos. Indeed, even our race champ, Denny Hamlin recouped from harm to his auto to give Joe Gibbs Racing their fourth Sprint Unlimited win in the last five races.

Daytona 500 qualifying keeps on being a stunning story in our game, as well as over all games. This is our greatest race of the year. You hear us over and over say this is NASCAR’s adaptation of the Super Bowl. Amazingly, three out of the previous four years the Daytona 500 shaft has been won by a new kid on the block, and Sunday was the same. Three years back it was Danica Patrick, then Austin Dillion in 2014 driving the notorious No. 3 auto and now freshman Chase Elliott in the similarly notorious No. 24 auto.

Pursue turned into the most youthful driver in Daytona 500 history to sit on the post at just 20 years of age. Is there a superior storyline?

He supplanted four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, who as you most likely are aware, is currently a portion of our FOX NASCAR group. So Jeff was in the TV corner and really anticipated that Chase would win the post. The storylines don’t end there. His father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, is a two-time Daytona 500 victor in addition to he additionally won a Daytona 500 shaft in 2001.

So we are set for a gigantic begin. Likewise, I need to say that while we can let you know about it and you can take a gander at pictures of it, you truly need to make arrangements to come to Daytona to see the new Daytona Rising. It will be difficult to try and copy something like this. I know others will attempt and top it, yet this thing is essentially marvelous. I’ve been honored to be able to go to Super Bowls and Olympic venues in addition to other wearing offices, yet Daytona’s new motorsports stadium trumps every one of them.

So ideally we can keep this positive force rolling. Being the climate enthusiast that I am, I’m excited to say for whatever remains of the week, it would appear that what people call “Council of Commerce” climate. The figure calls for excellent skies, wonderful temperatures and the best section, a huge zero percent possibility of downpour from Wednesday through Sunday.

It truly doesn’t show signs of improvement than that to commence our season with the greatest race of the year! Daytona 500 2016: Shaping up to be one for the ages