Three weeks from today is the 2010 Daytona 500 and the start of the 2010 NASCAR season. I have to say I am pumped about this year. I have a decision or “resolution” (I don’t belive in them and I don’t make them) to pay more attention to The Park. So far I have been doing a better job than the last several months. I changed the theme of things for now. I am still tweaking things, but I need to take care of the home front for now.
Back to NASCAR….I see that Denny Hamlin will be racing this year with a torn ACL. Man…that’s going to be tough on the knee throughout the season. I have had a knee injury before, granted it wasn’t a torn ACL, but it was very, very difficult to drive a standard with a bum knee. But Denny will have surgery at the end of the 2010 season.
The Daytona 500 may still be three weeks away, but there is racing in the next few weeks. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is next weekend. For me, it means the NASCAR season is just around the corner. I have to say I like watching this event. I don’t know a lot of the non-NASCAR drivers, but its definitely fun to watch. Then next up…is the Bud Shootout on February 6. That’s when the boys getting to hit the track for racing since Homestead. Normally qualifying for the front row for the 500 is on the Sunday following the Shootout, but due to the Super Bowl being held that day, front row qualifying will be held on Saturday–the same day as the Shootout. Then on Thursday, February 11…it’s on! The Gatorade Duels where the rest of the field for the 500 is set.
How sweet that the Daytona 500 will be held on Valentine’s Day. But like last year I will be away from the television set and won’t be able to see the Daytona, but I will have my Sirius radio tuned into Channel 128—NASCAR radio. Why? I will be in Ruidoso, New Mexico spending time with my family and my wonderful friends. They understand to some extent my passion for NASCAR and how tough this is for me. But I know what’s important in life and NASCAR will just have to take a back seat for a weekend.
Final note…congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. It’s going to be an interesting Super Bowl this year. I do want to thank the Saints for beating the Vikings and that old guy. As a Cowboys fan, I was a little pissed off at the Vikings for that final touchdown last week. Guess the Vikings will be watching the Super Bowl just like me…at home with friends and family. Maybe now that old guy will FINALLY retire (but I ain’t holdin’ my breath). I will be rooting for the Indianapolis Colts. I am pumped. I just wished it had been the Colts and the Cowboys, but at least one of my teams is in the Super Bowl.