This car — it was our Daytona 500 backup car — it's been through enough tonight that I think it's going to go home and be put on reserve for later. The car we wrecked yesterday — it's been on the plate. I will say that the guys at Joe Gibbs Racing
26, the region will host both the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando and NASCAR's premier race, the Daytona 500. The events, which are expected to attract about 230000 people, are sure to provide a boost for area businesses — and snarl traffic as the two
I hope the 500 isn't this bad." DID THE STYLE OF RACING SURPRISE YOU? "It's just a different style of racing. It's back to the big pack of racing and when you have a mishap, a lot of cars get collected. Overall for the Miller Lite Dodge team,
HOW MUCH BETTER DO YOU FEEL NOW ABOUT YOUR CHANCES IN THE DAYTONA 500 THAN YOU DID THE OTHER DAY? "I like this kind of racing better. At least I know what to expect. I feel like I have a better chance with this style than I did last year for damn sure.