My jaw drops every time Roger Federer returns a crushing serve at 130-140 mph to his opponent. For some, matching Bobby Jones's classic elegant swing is equivalent to reaching the epitome of sporting success. But calling tennis or golf or any other the hardest sport is debatable. I personally believe that running a marathon is the toughest sport out there.
Today the news came down he Verizon will sponsor a full time racing effort for Penske Racing with 2008 ARCA series champion driver Justin Allgaier. This follows an announcement by Rusty Wallace Inc. that they will field two full time team for drivers Brendan Gaughan and Steven Wallace. It also comes a day after Yates announced it will field Paul Menard in 16 Nationwide races with backing from Menards and Rheem Water heaters.
The city has done a lot to change the image - trying to turn interest to the major-league baseball spring training and the Daytona Beach racing comm racing event. Still, 200,000 come here each Spring Break, spaced out over a four to six week period. The most rowdy and wild party animals now call Panama City Beach up in Florida's Panhandle their Spring Break home.
I know there are plenty of NASCAR racing fans out there so don't miss out on the opportunity to get up-close to this racecar! Go during your lunch hour, after work but especially make it a point to go with your kids after school! Also, don't forget your cameras to take a picture next to this impressive piece of machinery.
Agreed, all other sports like baseball, rugby or golf require finely-tuned mental and physical co-ordination and each tests you at different levels of strength, stamina and psychological prowess. But none of them push the limit like running 26.2 miles under 3 hours, in a climate that may or may not be conducive to comfort and without a single pit stop. Nor is there any technology to lean on. It's just you and your body against the elements-from the start to the finish line.
"Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. (feature coming this weekend) had the vision and passion to build NASCAR from its humble beginnings in 1948 to the sport it is today," Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning said.
I probably should not judge traffic considering I have been to three Atlanta races and only one Talladega race but Talladega traffic is awesome. This will be the first article you ever read where you will hear Talladega race traffic described as awesome and the word intimacy used in the same set of paragraphs regarding NASCAR. After the race was over at Talladega we got right on the shuttle service (tractor and trailer) and we were in our car and on the way home within 15 minutes. I mean literally we were in traffic for maybe 5 minutes and we stayed till the end of the race and those of you who know me know that I do not walk fast.