DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Finally, nothing out of the ordinary happened.
In a Daytona 500 that featured the first postponement in its history, a ball of fire from a race car vs. jet dryer collision under caution and a surfeit of wild action in the closing laps, Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500 when the tandem of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle couldn’t catch the race winner in a green-white-checkered finish…
Well this was one of the craziest Daytona 500 races ever. I work Sunday and would have not seen the race without the rain delay. I was rooting for Danica to have better day, but that’s auto racing. Joe Gibbs Racing finished strong and although Denny Hamlin led a number of laps, he was unable to get it done in the end, but I felt he ran a good race. I’m expecting Joe Gibbs Racing to have a good year.
Danica Patrick, America’s auto racing sweetheart, warned a National Press Club luncheon audience Feb. 21 not to “set expectations too high” as she prepares for her first appearance in the Daytona 500 stock car race Feb. 26 and debut in NASCAR’s top-level Sprint Cup series.
Patrick, the 5 ft., 2 in., 100 lb., driver, who parlayed her record as the most successful woman in the open-wheel IndyCar circuit into fame as a model and corporate spokeswoman, made clear that she is out to win….
URL for the complete article: http://press.org/news-multimedia/news/many-can-win-danick-patrick-promises-her-%E2%80%98best%E2%80%99-daytona-500-debut
I’ll be rooting for Danica on Sunday. I’m hoping to see her finish 10 or better. Also check out the IndyStar.com article below.
Danica Patrick still dreams of winning Indy 500
WASHINGTON — Danica Patrick may be racing fulltime for NASCAR these days, but she still dreams about winning the Indianapolis 500…
This is the report about the incident I was tweeting about this morning. I was listening to it unfold using Scanner Radio Pro on my Android phone. It’s one of my favorite apps.
I was interested to know if what I thought I heard on the scanner would correspond to what was reported in the news. When you are listing to the scanner sometimes it’s very difficult to figure out what’s going on, especially if you start listening part way through an incident as I did this morning. Sometimes I turn the scanner on when I hear the police helicopter, but this morning I did not do that. What got my attention was the 15 or so police cars that were chasing a car down the street were my mom lives. What I heard on the scanner pretty much checked out with the WJLA report. I tweeted there was a crash and bail-out, but it turns out that the crash part was accurate, but the guy did not bail-out, he was dragged out of the car by police, and it was not clear to me that there was only one person in the car being chased.
I did not go this year to the Washington DC Auto show. I wanted to, but life got in the way. I thought the following three items were interesting. I enjoyed the photo set posted by Oğuz Demirkapı the most.
D.C. Auto Show Focused on Efficiency by Geoffrey Styles Posted February 1, 2012
Last week I attended the media preview of the Washington Auto Show. With its dual focus on cars and energy policy, this is always a high point of the winter for me, even if this year’s display lacked a draw of the magnitude of the pre-production Chevrolet Volt I drove at the 2010 show. Instead, I was pleased to find that the emphasis on fuel economy and technology in carmaker presentations was matched by a broad array of efficient and attractive new products…
212 items are from 01 Feb 2012
By AL SWANSON, United Press International
Auto Outlook: Obama praises U.S. auto comeback – Published: Feb. 5, 2012 at 5:00 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama spent about 25 minutes at the Washington Auto Show last week to kick some tires and make some political points highlighting the industry’s turnaround…
Put your fingerprint scanners away. Stand aside iris measurers. Buttocks are the new way to prove who you are.
A team of Japanese scientists claim their pressure sensor sheet can accurately identify an individual’s backside and when placed on a driver’s seat could be used as a last line of defence to stop someone else driving away your motor. Read the full article
It will be interesting to see if they can actually bring this technology about. Just think of the possibilities. When your $200,000 car of the future is car jacked at gunpoint, the car automatically knows someone else is in the car. The car locks the doors, cuts off and calls the police! That would be cool!