Part of what it takes to win is being in position at the end of the race, and Danica was there without any fuel strategy or lucky caution to put her there.
There are 75 million NASCAR fans. This year could be one of the most viewed Daytona 500s ever, making it an especially attractive venue for a powerful statement of change.
The bottom line is Danica needs to put her money where her mouth is. It does not matter that she brings a lot of hype towards herself and NASCAR; if you do not have the goods to back it up, it becomes a moot point.
The rapid growth of social media over the last ten years has changed a lot of things about the world we live in. Social media has had an impact on the way that racecar drivers interact with the world around them.
Cutting money does not spur doom and gloom just as throwing money at a problem will not fix it. What matters is whether money is spent effectively.
I was out riding my bike today when it occurred to me that I have been singularly lucky not to experience any flat tires lately.
My one regret year in and year out revolves around not taking more risks. I'm always on the move, but I tend to do the same things over and over. I eat in the same restaurants, visit the same stores, go to a movie and in general just don't mix it up much. This needs to change.
Why is a fight between two white drivers with an almost entirely white audience considered "boys being boys," but brawls in sports with black players something worse?
No texting and driving, even in NASCAR. Electronic devices are now forbidden in cars. Texting was going on during stoppages.
Dan touched many people and was very unique, whether it being his extensive shoe collection or his tenacious ability behind the wheel of a race or going out of his way for his fans. His loss has left a void that can never be replaced.
Think about hearing music from a place you've never been in a language that you don't know. It's very likely you'll still be swaying to the beat and feeling a great deal of gratitude. There's nothing wrong with philanthropy feeling like a bossa nova.
"Many people also don't realize how much of a business racing is. Any driver is essentially a startup company, trying to raise the funds to develop the product, which is the driver and their results."
You realize just how out-of-step anti-environmental lawmakers are when a $400 billion industry with hundreds of millions of fans is busy installing solar panels and expanding recycling programs.
The Romney ticket pledged this week to "retroactively" reverse any sequestration cuts to the Pentagon -- and push for the House budget that slashed funding for social programs, like food stamps -- all in an effort to protect profits for their war-profiteering friends.
Most of us admire our sports super stars from a distance and far too often these multi-millionaires end up in the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. Jimmy Vasser is now a team owner and I can say from personal experience that there's at least one gentleman in my favorite sport.
Race winner Justin Wilson started 17th and moved up the field with a combination of patience and aggressiveness and put himself in position to win the race at the end.