Well, it only happens once a year and its right around the corner. The Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway this weekend and I could NOT be more excited! Darlington is my by far my favorite track on the circuit and don't ask me why because I really have no idea.
There are so many unique characteristics that makes Darlington "Too Tough To Tame" so maybe that is it. Or maybe it's because the drivers don't race each other, they race the track itself. It could be because only a handful of drivers really become friends with this "Lady in Black" but even if they do, they never really know when she will turn on them. Darlington is definitely the most unique track on the schedule and I am really sad they only race there once a year.
SPEEDWAY SPOTLIGHT: Jeff Gordon will be making his 700 career start at Darlington this weekend and that is a HUGE milestone. Gordon also happens to be very good friends with this Lady and has recorded 7 wins there in his career. Could Gordon make his 700th start his 8th win at Darlington? It's quite possible and I really hope he does. It would be a great milestone in Gordon's career and a fabulous day for No24 fans across NASCAR Nation.
I was checking out the Rookie points standings and noticed something quite interesting. Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are tied. Yup, you heard me, TIED. At 106 points each to be exact. If the season would end right now, Patrick would be your winner. Her Daytona Pole Award and 8th place finish breaks the tie leaving Patrick the winner over her boyfriend. Interesting.
The NASCAR season is heading into the summer months so tighten your belts because the racing only gets better from here!
Your Ever Awkward Race Friend,
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