After an incredible trip to Daytona for the 55th running of the Great American Race, I came home tired, happy and with a realization that I have become a NASCAR Snob. Having followed the sport for more than 40 years (okay, more than 50 years), I pride myself on my knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of racing. I also spend a great deal of time reading and listening to the reports of the drivers personal lives. This is what keeps me interested in the sport.
When I hear other fans make silly comments, it takes a huge amount of self-control to keep from sharing my knowledge. When I hear a reporter, someone who is paid to know what they are talking about, it just makes me mad.
Here are three examples of things that I heard or witnessed during and after the most recent Daytona 500.