Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 and in the distance I could hear the sound of the saddest trombone sighing “waaah, waaah, waaaaaaah.”
Jimmie is fine and all, and his daughter is a adorableness, and it was fun to see her in Victory Lane with him but I so longed for a different outcome to that race. I should of known when that first wreck happened early on in the race that it wasn’t going to be good ending. Too many great drivers got knocked out, plus they all started talking about Phoenix, so then I started thinking about Phoenix and I was already on to next week (almost) by the time we got to the final laps. Of course I still hoped that someone (Dale Jr., helooooo??) would make some crazy move to win it, but alas it wasn’t meant to be.
I really like the pre-race piece Fox did about Clint Bowyer. That was fun. Wish we could have that every week and it would be totally fine if they just followed Clint again, that guy is hilarious.
Oh and did anyone notice that when they talked to Kasey Kahne after the wreck at lap 33, he sounded pissed off and, like, normal?? I mean, when he usually talks he seems kind of, not meek, but just not very strong, but this time he did and I LIKED it. I would like to see that Kasey every weekend just without the crash.
I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to write about the accident that occurred on Saturday and all I can come up with is this: While we all hope & pray that those who were injured are eventually OK, and recent reports seem to indicate they will be, we need to remember that in the long-term, long after we’ve moved on from this event, they might not. Some of them might have injuries that will linger on for the rest of their lives and so it’s not enough to say “well the catchfence did it’s job.” I think we can and should do better.