Start your engines for Daytona Speedweeks 2018! I still remember watching the ‘85 Daytona 500 from my playpen at great-grandma’s House, attending my first Cup race in ‘91 (Firecracker 400), and climbing in the King’s car in July of ‘92. The years and multitude of races between the day this picture was taken and today are a haze, but it’s been a thrill, and I am so thankful for those early memories that solidified the foundation for my fandom. I am thankful to share them with you, too.
Man. Still seems weird not having a race on July 4th. Today feels kind of absent without a Firecracker 400 even if they haven’t traditionally run it on July 4th since 1987.