The racing season’s already begun (yay!).  As noted in the comments to the post from last year, Ryan Newman won the Daytona 500, and amazingly did it without shoving other people out of the way like he usually does.

I was disappointed that Stewart didn’t win, and thought he kinda gave it away, moving down to Kyle Busch, instead of staying high with the Penske cars.  It really seemed like Stewart was the ONLY person who could pass another car on his own at the end of the race, but unfortunately, he just didn’t get the break he needed.

Looks like a pretty good season coming up.  I was hoping Dario would do better, but it looked like Ganassi was just totally at-sea with their cars.  They performed badly all through Speedweeks, unlike their DP cars.

And now less than a month before the start of F1!  Hopefully the early testing Ferrari speed will continue through the season, and we won’t see McLaren at the front for the whole year.  I think they’re really going to be hurt, testing wise, losing Alonso, and I don’t think that Renault will have enough time with Alonso to have the car competitive enough at the beginning.  I also don’t think that Renault can be nearly the force at the front of the field without the Michelin tire advantage they had for their last two championships.  It was pretty obvious that Bridgestone let Ferrari down those two years, and now they’re letting everyone down equally!