I may not be the biggest NASCAR fan in the world, but I know a big race when I see one. Plus, Daytona is by far the most esteemed race event that happens. The Daytona 500 is always competitive, and this year was no different. Before the race started, Jimmie Johnson was considered one of the favorites to win, which would have given him the record. Kurt Busch was not a name that came up very often when considering who was going to win. Busch had never won, and many thought that his streak of not winning the Daytona 500 would continue.
The Daytona 500 was competitive, just like it is almost every year. No one held the lead for long, either getting passed, crashing or running out of gas. Many of the best racers crashed, and hopes were diminished. The final ten laps were intriguing, and everyone was on the edge of their seats. When I was watching the event on TV with some of my friends, one of the guys who got in the way of another’s view, got pushed out of the way. Just shows how serious this is to a lot of people.
The win was emotional for the whole crew, but no more than the crew chief Tony Gibson. Daytona is his home track, and he has a history and background with the track. When he was interviewed, he reminisced about the past, while holding back tears of joy, and declared how special this win was for him.
Busch got redemption with his victory, having been suspended right before the 2015 Daytona 500. The 38 year old driver was excited, celebrating on the track with his crew. Busch said in an interview, “I’ve had a lot of people that have believed in me through the years, a lot of people that have supported me,”. He definitely had support, and his drew was behind him all the way. Busch explained that the more he drives, the more he “throws caution out the window”. Busch’s aggressiveness paid off, achieving the biggest win of his career.
Sports Reaction congratulates Kurt Busch, Tony Gibson and the rest of his crew on an impressive and amazing victory.
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