everybody loves a rain delay

The Crown Royal Presents the Jim Stewart 400 at Richmond has been red flagged due to rain. I highly doubt they’ll get the race underway, but ya never know. I really don’t mind because I loooove rain delays.

A rain delay means that the broadcast team must go around and interview all 43 drivers if necessary. There’s the usual lame attempts to be funny by Chris Meyers and Jeff Hammond, and the obligatory analysis of the weather radar by non-certified weathermen. I also enjoy hearing the pit reporters ask each driver the same question in a different way, “How do you feel about the weather?” “What do you think of the rain?” “Doesn’t rain suck?”

As I type this they’re officially postponing the race until tomorrow. Aw shucks! They didn’t even get a chance to interview Dale Jr.!