Let’s face it: Big events are terrible. More than 100,000 people descending on a destination laughably unfit for the attention. Bursting at the seams of its infrastructure and mobility. Anything you attempt to do will be greeted by a line. A line to move, a line to eat, a line to see, a line to pee. Always in a line. And lines are awful. The Daytona 500 should be no different. But it is. Because most events attract 100,000-plus people because everyone wants to be there. The Daytona 500, on the other hand, has commentators, writers, outsiders and other sports aficionados telling you that no one wanted to be there. The problem is they were there – the forgotten, post-majority, God-fearing Trump
More than a month later, Kurt Busch still is basking in his Daytona 500 victory. Busch has been lugging around his Harley J. Earl trophy on his “Where’s Earl?” tour, taking the hardware to his Las Vegas high school, the Chicago Cubs’ spring training camp and other stops. The ultimate destination for the trophy is Haas Automation’s headquarters in Oxnard, California. Busch has continued to document his tour on Twitter as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has made multiple TV appearances and taken the trophy for a long walk on the beach. Here’s a look at all the stops Busch and Earl have made this week ahead of the Cup Series race weekend at Auto Club Speedway.
Why were so many NASCAR drivers penalized for speeding in the pits at Atlanta Motor Speedway and why will it happen again? NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte provided an answer on the most recent episode of the NASCAR on NBC podcast. In a breakdown of the 13 speeding penalties at Atlanta (around the 18:00 mark of the episode), Letarte explained that the debut of the digital dashboard last year and the shortening of speeding vectors in the pits have combined to make it more likely for drivers and teams to err on speeding. “That dash is electronic, and there’s a little bit of a delay,” Letarte said. “If I text you, it says it was delivered, but is it 1 second or 6 seconds? It doesn’t matter in