The Daytona 500 will be starting soon, and I feeling like I’m reuniting with an estranged lover. My love affair with NASCAR began 10 years ago, the day Dale Earnhardt lost his life at the close of the Daytona 500. I’d always loved cars and racing, but that was the first year that I started seriously following the sport as an adult. Needless to say, it was an emotional day.
The last few years I drifted away. The drivers just weren’t very interesting and the same guys kept winning. And all of the acrimony of the 2008 US Presidential elections soured me a bit on the sport too. But heck, after getting a chance to drive one of these cars myself at Chicagoland with DriveTech, and the hope for a better racing season than last year. I’m ready to give my old lover another shot at my heart.