Daytona Pit Road

2009 Daytona 500 184

(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)

Pit road at Daytona International Speedway is looking extremely empty this morning, not pit boxes, no race cars, just plainly, no activity.  That can only be for one reason……..RAIN!

The rain has come to Central Florida!  Although track activities are not scheduled to resume til noon on Friday, it is most likely going to be a wash out.  It would appear that the Nationwide Series qualifying will be cancelled.  The Camping World Truck Series race scheduled to start at 8pm EST is very questionable.  It is all depending when the rain concludes and if the track can get dry in sufficient time for the start time.

However reflecting on the racing Thursday afternoon, it was the most exciting finishes witnessed in years.  The first race was won by Jimmie Johnson by .005 of a second!  That is equivalent to about 4 inches!  For Duel #2 the distance between first place to second place was .015 of a second, about 7 inches!

If that doesn’ excite you, then you need to get involved in another sport, perhaps that Canadian thriller- curling!!

So the activity at the race track is sparse and wet.  It is still to be seen what will happen with the scheduled 8pm Friday night Camping World Truck race, most likely the race will be rescheduled for sometime Saturday.  It will ultimately be the decision of NASCAR and when Speed TV can broadcast that race.

SO FOR NOW, I AM WONDERING AIMLESSLY!

4 thoughts on “Daytona Pit Road”

  1. What do you do to keep out of the rain? No room to escapee to!!!
    You can only do so much shopping at the trailers or are they shut down to? I say get a room at the inn. Or, you can you can go to the airport and watch the planes come in. The Roush plane is awesome as Jr’s.
    You can go to the church tent for coffee and hot chocolate, just suggestions. haha
    Aah, you can go to the restraurante we patronized several years ago. Just trying to help with ideas or across the street to buy some shoes.

    sissy

  2. What do you do to keep out of the rain? No room to escapee to!!!
    You can only do so much shopping at the trailers or are they shut down to? I say get a room at the inn. Or, you can you can go to the airport and watch the planes come in. The Roush plane is awesome as Jr’s.
    You can go to the church tent for coffee and hot chocolate, just suggestions. haha
    Aah, you can go to the restraurante we patronized several years ago. Just trying to help with ideas or across the street to buy some shoes.

    sissy

  3. Rain, rain go away, come back some other day !!!!!
    Sorry its rainin’ Capt….that is a bummer but you know that is Daytona. They will start ’em up this afternoon…just keep dry and have fun.

    Jerry

  4. Rain, rain go away, come back some other day !!!!!
    Sorry its rainin’ Capt….that is a bummer but you know that is Daytona. They will start ’em up this afternoon…just keep dry and have fun.

    Jerry

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