For some reason the blog I had about the Daytona 500 didn't publish right after I write it on Sunday, but man I am PUMPED for Michael McDowell. Not only because I bet on him as a long shot, but because he always races well at tracks like Daytona and he really exceeds expectations running for a team with less than stellar equipment. The business of NASCAR is an interesting one, so it is hard and confusing to explain this to casual fans, but this win means SO much to McDowell - who had never won a cup race - and his team.
I had my money spread across the board, trying to cover all of my bases. A majority of the guys I picked wrecked early on in "The Big One"
McDowell's win means he gets an automatic bid to NASCAR's Playoffs, which happens in the last 10 races of the season. Hopefully this win gives his team a boost with sponsorship and they can put together a dream season!