36 Hours of Daytona

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36 Hours of Daytona just won’t end. It’s been chaotic and riveting at the same time. Fast cars, death-defying crashes, and a track on fire were just a few of the action movie staples. When Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a truck carrying jet fuel, it became a Die Hard movie…

Emergency workers try to put out a fire after Juan Pablo Montoya's car struck the truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Monday.
Where’s John McClain? (Courtesy Associated Press)

Brad Keselowski started texting from his car. Presumably while it’s parked. Distracted driving is a hazard to us all while going 30 miles an hour. No one should try it at 195…

The night race is cool. There’s no doubt a prime time race created much more buzz. However, a perfect storm of time-delaying elements are making it hard for anyone to see the end…

It’s frustrating when there’s a lengthy delay to dry the track—as one viewer pointed out, we were literally watching asphalt dry—but when racing resumes, Fox quickly cuts to a commercial break. I get that those sponsors paid for ads during races, but goodness…

I like the Kirk Ferentz hire of Greg Davis to run the Hawkeye offense (well, to assist Ferentz running the Iowa offense). Iowa needs new energy and ideas, and Davis should bring both after 13 years at Texas, and one year off from coaching…

The NFL is, by far, the most dominating force on television now. Five NFL playoff games rated higher than the Oscars or Grammys, and the Super Bowl had more viewers than the Oscars and Grammys combined. Staggering. These days, some of us watch the NFL just to see guys run 40 yard dashes in body suits…

Iowa State still didn’t crack the top 25. Main thing holding ISU back: just one win against a team rated in the RPI top 40 (Kansas)…

I knew if I kept typing we’d have a winner. Matt Kenseth takes the checkered flag, Dale Earnhardt Junior second. I don’t care for that teammate blocking stuff, but Greg Biffle put the team first. Glad we all made it to the end…