It's that time again - time to introduce the starting lineup for the 61st Annual Daytona 500. A new format this year, a kind of combination of my old Duels grids and an overhead view of the cars. Enjoy!
The Season to End All Seasons: the Bayne Trayne steams through Daytona, Jimmie Johnson's sitcom cameo, Regan Smith's Night of Thunder, the rise of Inception Motorsports, the swan song of The Red Bulldozer, all culminating in an epic two-man championship six years in the making.
Featuring the Daytona 500 History Drawing, All-Star Racing Champions cards, live Infineon Raceway qualifying footage, Montoya and Bristol retrospectives, AMP Energy werewolf, "Days of Thunder" in Texas, and the saga of three former rookies.
Featuring the Fast-Paced Commercial Break at Daytona, an ESPN homage at Bristol, "It's Not Over" at Phoenix, a play-by-play year in review at Homestead, a Reu-da-man sing-a-long at Dover, and some good old-fashioned Talladega mayhem!
The grids return for the 50th Daytona 500, "Delta Force" gets us set for the 15th Brickyard 400, Metallica's "Fuel" rocks us through the 2008 season, a look back at 20 years of NASCAR road racing in Sonoma, and a cameo by The Flying Scotsman!