Monday, February 27, 2012
So anyway, I left for city council right on schedule just before 8pm local time, over two hours ago. Now the meeting's over and, much to my surprise, not only is the Daytona 500 not over but this thing has been redflagged. It turns out there was a scary jet-fuel fire involving the car of Juan Pablo Montoya, who spun into a safety truck.
Fortunately everyone is all right, but they have spent over an hour cleaning up the track, waiting to resume the race with 40 laps to go. But even that is up in the air. Unfortunately, there are storms in the area threatening the track, and if it moves in and pours on the drivers, then that will be it for the Daytona 500 and Dave Blaney will end up declared the winner.
What a night. At least now I'm back home and able to watch this thing now -- what there is of it.
UPDATE: The cleanup is over and the racers are returning to their cars!! BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY!!!