Daytona 500: Look for Times in the High 47 to Low 48 and Many Wrecks

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IFebruary 12, 2009

Many of the the drives in all the series at Daytona are saying "OK, the car or truck is great, no need to to run anymore laps. We are good to go." What they are really saying is, "Boy that sure is a slippery track, I don't want to wreck my ride, I'll just wait to do it in the race."

Every one of these drivers are having a heck of a time with the handling of these cars—you can see them in a constant fight with that steering wheel.

This will lead to slower speeds, but even with that it may be a demolition derby feast for the fans. Really, that's OK as long as no one gets hurt.

Some folks are talking about the condition of the track—lots of bumps. 

"The track is old," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. "It's a terrible time to ask anyone to pave a racetrack, but if anyone needs it, it's probably Daytona." So let it be said, so let it be done—point is, Jr.'s comment will help get this done.

The biggest race of the year should have the best track in the series, right?

Good luck to all but especially to Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. They could use a break.