Today’s column gives the backstory on how I wound up on the DL for nearly two months and, more importantly, makes one final attempt to thank everyone for their support. Happy to report that Monday marks my return to full-time status (and Thursday my first live game in 2013).
Here is video from yesterday’s crash in the Nationwide race that injured at least 33 fans. Scary stuff.
Kevin Harvick is favored to win today’s Daytona 500 at 9-to-1. Danica Patrick is 28-to-1, which might seem low, but the echoes of Trevor Bayne and Derrike Cope remind us that this thing is anybody’s race. Coverage starts at noon on WFXR; racing at 1 p.m.
I like Jeff Gordon at 10-to-1. He’s flying under the radar a bit publicity-wise, but those odds make him the second favorite along with Kyle Busch. Plus I always seem to pick Jeff Gordon.
Anybody want to venture a pick? Don’t forget that a member of the Blog Crowd picked Bubba Watson to win last year’s Masters when almost nobody was talking about him.
And finally, a touching story by Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports on a terminally ill NASCAR fan who fulfilled his dream of going to Daytona — and died in the infield Thursday.