This weeks Nascar race has to be one of the coolest races of the season. I really have to hop on a plane and catch one of these 4th of July night races at Daytona one of these days.
This is Saturday night racing at its best. With 2 1/2 miles of high speed highway and 31 degrees of banking, watching Daytona under that stars is like watching your local short track on steroids.
From the electricity of the fans in the grandstand to the drivers behind the wheel, sparks are going to fly and tempers will flare, who will have the best dance partner in this new two car tango that Nascar has gotten these guys into?
I couldn’t even imagine driving 200MPH pushing the guy in front of you, plus having to communicate with your own spotter and switching to the spotter of the guy that your pushing. The cockpits of the Daytona cars will have dials on the roll cage so that these guys can turn the switch and pick up the other teams spotter for the car that they are pushing.
Some teams go with 2 or 4 different frequencies that they can tap into. Last year we saw a couple of cars with about 15 different spotter frequencies that they could dial up. We also we heard one driver say “Who am I talking to?” lol like a 200 MPH phone call there’s not much time for chatting.
Will Trevor Bayne work with Jeff Gordon once again? Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally win and break his losing streak at a track that he seems to run so well at?
Stay tuned because this is a race that you’re not going to want to miss!
Here’s a clip from last years Coke Zero 400