We saw the NASCAR day of racing come to a big, bad halt when clouds, rain and even the threat of a tornado overshadowed the track in Daytona this week. As we were watching on our Nashville TV, the grandstands were emptied of the attending racing enthusiastic crowd and the track-drying system was tried on several occasions, to no avail.
In the meantime, the NASCAR drivers were at loose ends and some even managed a 'Twitter' break, while not in their race cars. While our Nashville TV showed us a rerun of last years' Daytona 500 (winner 2013 Daytona 500 was Jimmie Johnson), we could tune into our Twitter feed online:
Here is a Tweet from Jimmie Johnson during the rain delay:
Jimmie Johnson @JimmieJohnson Feb 23 (1:47 p.m.)
Watching The Jungle Book with Evie=👍
And a Tweet about Kyle Busch during the rain delay:
NASCAR Wonka @NASCAR_Wonka Feb 23 (1:56 p.m.)
Kyle and Samantha Busch are hanging out on pit road.
Here is a Tweet from Darrell Waltrip, our Nashville-area racing hero:
Darrell Waltrip @AllWaltrip Feb 23 (2.09 p.m.)
It's been so long since we've had a routine #DAYTONA500 I can't remember when it was, pot holes, jet dyers, rain, this race has had it all!
The Weather Channel sent out this Tweet:
The Weather Channel @weatherchannel Feb 23 (2:15 p.m.)
Radar velocity image of possible #tornado (circled) as of 3:07pm. Storm moving E 35 mph. #Daytona500 pic.twitter.com/nfSNfQwYZ6