Monday, July 5, 2010

Cup Race at Daytona

This weekends races were one better than the other. First, Dale Jr. wins the Nationwide race (see previous blog). Then the Cup race comes along. Of course it's in Florida, and you know what that means! You guessed it, rain! After an hour and a half rain delay, the race finally started. I think it's safe to say that the first 147 laps were quite boring. When lap 148 rolled around, everything changed.

At exactly midnight, Jeff Burton went into Kurt Busch on the backstretch, sending Kurt into the grass. That's when it got bad. The drivers were all trying to avoid hitting Kurt, and slowed down in Turn Three, causing a twenty-car pile-up behind them. The cars that were involved: 82, 83, 09, 2, 5, 12, 14, 20, 31, 38, 39, 42, 47, 48, 7, 9, 77, 78 and the 98. This caused a Red Flag that lasted twenty minutes. What a way to start off the Fourth of July!

After the Red Flag, there was a twelve lap shootout to the checkered! Of course there was an accident when Sam Hornish, Jr. sent Kurt Busch into the wall on lap 159. This enabled us to have a Green White Checkered! Kevin Harvick took the Checkered Flag and drove his Richard Childress Racing Number 29 into Victory Lane!

Rounding out the Top Ten were Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Reed Sorenson, Mike Bliss and last, but not least, Scott Speed. I know what you're thinking 'How was Kurt in all those accidents but still managed to finish 7th?' The answer is, I'm not sure!!

I hope you enjoyed the race!

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