Monday, February 18, 2008

Newman Gets The Gold.....

To be honest I thought Tony Stewart was going to win Sunday's Daytona 500, but boy, was I wrong...Here's the tale of the tape:

Tony lead on the last lap, went down low on the inside, after blocking Newman for several laps, Kyle Busch didn't draft Tony, and Kurt Busch bump drafted with teammate Newman, to take the win. As sad as I am for Toyota, coming so close, but to end up falling short of recieving their firt ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points victory ,but they do have a podium finish at least.....

but I'm happy for Roger Penske, Newman's Car owner, and a man that has won the Indianapolis 500 a record 14 times as a car owner (the last driver was Sam Hornish, Jr. who also ironically started in this 500), who has made a little bit of history here , by having first victory, as well as a 1-2 finish at the Daytona 500. So at least a litte bit of history was made during the golden anniversary, after all. Could this be the start of another record attempt at another 500? Anything's possible in motorsports

Photos: Courtesy of Reuters.Com

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