Alan won just five races in his career, but with those he also won the 1992 championship. No matter how many years go by, Alan is missed, by his fans, his crew, his family and the entire racing family.
It's St. Patrick's Day today, and green is the color to be worn, bad luck or not. Kyle Busch pulled off the fast lap to grab the pole position, but I haven't heard if M&M's has special green candies for the day. Kasey Kahne will start alongside. Denny Hamlin, who has apparently now decided to actually pay the $25,000 fine levied against him, starts right behind Kyle. With a disappointing run, Dale Jr. starts back in the 16th row.
Speaking of Dale Jr., Forbes has released it's top ten list of earnings for 2012, and with no surprise, Jr. again tops the list.
Nine out of ten of those belong on that list, in my opinion.
And finally, just before we get to racing, my thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the two people killed in California in a pit road accident. Young racer, Chase Johnson, had a mechanical problem on his car yesterday, and the car caromed out of control into the pits, killing a 14 year old boy and a 68 year old man. The accident brings to mind the people injured at Daytona when Kyle Larson's car disintegrated. Already in this young season we have seen tragedies. Please, let us hope they are the only ones we see this year.
Kyle Larson finished second yesterday, right beside Kyle Busch. No more is it the Dale and Dale show, instead, I predict we will be calling the Kyle and Kyle show for years to come.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Let's go Racing!