Monday, January 09, 2006

Sic Transit G-L-O-R-I-A

I am soooo ready for racing season to get started. This story just slapped me awake last week.

Alan McNish is a Scotsman who has been racing since he was in his teens. He's been a test driver and Sunday driver for top Formula 1 teams, a LeMans Endurance Series winner and a veteran of many endurance races.

Boris Said is a NASCAR driver of some talent and the son of a racer. He's a two time Trans AM series champ and a two time Daytona 24 Hour winner.

Rusty Wallace is a veteran of more than 30 years of racing. He's been a winner in CARA, ASA, USAC and a Winston Cup Champion. Wallace has put together a team to tackle the 24 hours on the high banks of Daytona in three weeks. with these two drivers and one other.

What do the headlines say? "Danica Patrick to race in Rolex 24 At Daytona."

Rusty is a promoter and a hustler in the best sense of both. He knows what it takes to get attention from fans and sponsors. I hope they all have a good time and a safe weekend. The Daytona race has turned into a nail-biter the last two times it has run. Let's hope for that again.

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