In the 54-year history of the illustrious Daytona 500, no woman has ever started the race from the pole position. That is, not until now. Danica Patri...
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NASCAR has a penchant for too often being on the wrong side of any opportunity to make itself look good to a national audience.
Scott was the first African-American to compete regularly in and certainly the only one to win a NASCAR Grand National race, now known as Sprint Cup, the sport's top national series.
Many of the people and companies we saw at SEMA last week may very well be out of a job or out of business by next year's show.
This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper (www.smdp.com) so please excuse the few Southern California references ......
His movie bosses were never happy with his racing; it's not easy to get insurance on a production with a star who spends his weekends racing.
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