Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500, while favorites such as Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and others either fell short or were involved in the multitude of wrecks that made up Sunday’s 59th edition of “The Great American Race.” And as can be expected, with both the excitement of the win and the disappointment of early exits, drivers had lots to talk about after the race: Kurt Busch (winner): “There is nothing predictable about this race anymore and the more years that have gone by that I didn’t win I kept trying to go back to patterns that I had seen in the past. My mirror fell off with 30 laps to go and I couldn’t even see out the back. And I thought that
A couple years back Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Terminal West, an old foundry turned mid-sized concert venue in Atlanta, to see a band that had caught his attention. Lord Huron had popped up on his Twenty One Pilots Pandora station and Junior was hooked by the Los Angeles-based indie folk music. Earnhardt had met someone close to the band, so after the show he was ushered backstage to meet the musicians.
Jimmie Johnson is facing an opportunity only two other men ever have. By capturing his seventh NASCAR Cup championship last season, Johnson is now tied for the most all-time with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. “It ends arguments,” Johnson told Yahoo Sports.