Daytona 500

I’m not a huge NASCAR fan, but we here in Metro Detroit always pull for the “hometown team” Penske Racing….and congrats to them for finishing 1 ~ 2 in the race yesterday.  One thing that is interesting is the “business side” of NASCAR, and I ran across this pretty interesting article about how Dale Earnhardt Jr., despite not winning very much, still is one of the top draws for endorsements in the sport.  Read on…

http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/17/commentary/sportsbiz/index.htm?postversion=2008021719

I have spent approximately 50 laps over three days driving an almost “full blown” NASCAR vehicle at the Richard Petty Experience in Charlotte ( see http://www.1800bepetty.com/home.aspx ), and if you don’t have respect and admiration for what these guys do (especially in 200+ MPH traffic!) you are missing the point!

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