After catching the tail end of the Xfinity race on Saturday, I have to admit I was surprised that there weren’t more wrecks- especially at the end. I am not saying their weren’t wrecks, there were, but with all the inexperience in the field I was expecting more of it.
So the story of the race at Daytona is the ending (isn’t it always?) and that move that Austin Dillon pulled on the 10 or Armirola to move him out of his way. Upon doing that he caused a multiple car accident that wiped out a lot of good cars. But then again that is just racing at Daytona (and Talladega)- it’s part skill, a big hunk of luck and a bit of ethics (are you okay with moving someone and causing a big wreck).
It does, however, feel darn good to have cars back on the track after the off season. It seemed like it would never get here! And just in time too because I have to admit the Olympics are already getting to me!
So what I did that was different this year while watching the 500 is I played along in the Fantasy Life Ben fantasy league- and I found out from necessity that you can change your Garaged Driver multiple times during the race..and I did! I started off with Chase Elliott in the garage, and then moved to Denny Hamlin when he went a lap down because of the pit penalty, and then Joey Logano was in my garage and finally I ended with Chase being back in the garage. I should have swapped out Chase for Keselowski but I was unable t do it before the end of the second stage. It would have been an easier experience if I didnt have to keep logging back into my account to make my changes! That annoyed me! But other than that it was pretty fun!