During Lap 121 weather began to get horrible and suspended for safety reasons for fans as well as drivers. Received a text shortly afterward to meet in the winner’s circle to my surprised just in time to see the winner leaving the stage caring his trophy. Speaking with media personnel disappointed to say the least, wanted to try to obtain an autograph shirt, hat, picture for my wife’s birthday. After two days of disappointments with the rain causing postponement the day before, learned to smile and move on to the next chapter in my life.
Finally, the sun is out on Sunday afternoon at the start of the race around 1:30 sounds of the engines roaring with such force decided to use ear plugs purchased earlier in the day. As cars charged by number 22, 2, and 4 cars seem to control this race in the early going; in fact they lapped a car before the tenth lap, maybe even sooner. The race was clean meaning hardly any incidents and then the crash taking out about ten to twenty cars. How could this happen, everything changed; one the lead cars seem to be on fire in the rear as cars head to the pit under the caution flag. While the staff removed wrecked cars from the track, racers left seem to be about half of the competitors. at the beginning
During this caution period not much happened that was noticeable except this thunder storm was begining to say hello to all the fans in the stadium to such an extent the staff suspended the race asking fans to seek shelter until the storm pass. Awaiting for the storm to move on checking Internet and the United States Women Soccer team won the championship game. Wonderful achievement, with a huge congratulation!! The rain continued as fans began to pass time meeting other fans to keep from being bore. At lap 121 the rain continues; checking my iPhone weather app showing this storm lasting past seven in the evening. Can sense fans getting frustrated and beginning to leave for one reason or the other.
By this time I met this couple from Tampa which decided to leave the race since one friend lost two racers in the crash and the other friend had one driver remaining but decided to leave the race which turned out to be a good idea. This was supposed to be a wonderful birthday trip for my wife driving from Orlando, Florida to Daytona to watch the race live and in living color with intentions of meeting the winner in the winners circle. However, the celebration was cut short and for our family almost nonexistent for that matter. Leaving the nice city of Daytona a bit disappointed on our journey returning to Orlando, Florida in the traffic on the famous I-4 corridor. Thank you for taking the time to read this article, hopefully you enjoyed the story. Comment in the area below, share with friends, and family be safe and my God bless you all.
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