(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!