posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 12:16 AM
It's that time of year again where our favorite auto racing personalities get behind the wheel again. Even though the Daytona 500 is this Sunday,
racing season officially got started with a historic Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. With this, the son of the late Mark Donahue, David Donahue held off
the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya and Wayne Taylor to claim the first victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona for Brumos Porsche since the 1970s. His victory
in the race came almost fourty years after his dad's victory in the same race.
Now for us NASCAR fans, the festivities kicked off last Saturday night with the Budweiser Shootout. The Bud Shootout, formerly known as the Busch
Clash, is a gathering of pole winners from the previous Sprint Cup season. Twenty eight drivers participated in this years event. The 2009 edition was
won by Kevin Harvick in the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS for Richard Childress Racing. Even though the Bud Shootout was a great race. It
couldn't even come close to the racing that went on during Thursday afternoon's Gatorade Twin 125-Mile qualifying races. Race 1 was won by proud
papa Jeff Gordon and that famous #24 DuPont Chevrolet. Meanwhile, Kyle "Wild Thang" Busch took the race two victory over a hard charging Mark Martin
in the Kellogs Corn Flakes #5 Chevrolet Impala SS.
Even though it's not too far off, I cannot wait until the start of the F1 season. I mean with Hamilton's historic driving title victory and his
defense of that title this year. It should be one Formula 1 season to keep your eyes glued to. Still without a United States Grand Prix, F1 still has
something to offer for everyone. Whether it be pit strategy or just shoving somebody out of your way, it's still worth watching like it was back in
the 1990s with Schumacher, Damon Hill, and Hakkinen going tooth and nail.