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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Whatta Race...

Godness Goddess and all Her Little Fishes- that was about the most exciting finish to a Daytona 500 I've ever seen. You gotta admit- when the winner beats the loser by the width of his front bumper, there are cars ricochetting off the walls behind them, and the 8th place finisher slides across the Finish Line on his roof, in flames, that's a Helluva race!

And I'd be remiss in not noting today's sad anniversary-

April 29, 1951 - February 18, 2001

4 comments:

Joey Polanski said...

Wait a minute!

Are you sayin there was cars ricochtin off each othr & one slid home upsidedown while afire & someone ELSE was "th LOSR"?

Colonel Colonel said...

Joey- I gotta think that if you're upside down and on fire and still manage to skid across the finish line, you're some sort of winner!

Beamer said...

Being from Bakersfield, I was rootin' for Harvick the whole way and had lost track of him, cause the announcers hadn't said anything about Harvick for the last 20 or 30 laps. So I started rootin' for Martin. I Figured Martin deserved it (The win) Then holy heck, here comes Harvick just flying past every one.

I thought the car upside down in Eighth and on fire was a nice touch.
Pretty outrageous ending for sure.

Beamer

Colonel Colonel said...

Beamer- I went back later and looked and apparently he was 18th, not 8th -another racer who thought the yellow flag should have come out sooner. Damn, who'd have thought skidding on your roof would slow you down so much?