The 5 most memorable events of the Daytona 500
Daytona 500 2012 has been unique and stands out from all the previous tournaments because of the fact that it rained and the rain caused a long halt for the race. This has never happened in the history of Daytona 500 and no one saw this one coming. The punch of the argument is the question of this occurrence being good or bad for Nascar. So far, there has been no strong conclusion to this.
Another memory and happening that makes Daytona 500 2012 unique is the fact that one of the racers, models and advertising spoke person, Danica Patrick, got huge publicity by the international media not when her car broke down but actually when it was in the garage getting repairs. Despite the fact that she is popular, it was the oddness of the situation that is prevalent here. No one has ever gotten so much time to stay on the television especially when their car is being repaired. Hence, another odd incident yet a memorable one.
Another happening, this is by far, one of the most memorable one was the way Montoya’s car blew up during 160th lap and actually caused a terribly long delay of the tournament. This accident involved only his car and the truck that contained fuel and was supposed to dry the tracks after rain. Due to mismanagement of the entire situation, Montoya’s car bumped into the truck and blew up. This caused a two-hour delay in the race and caused some concerns for Nascar.
Yet another memory associated with the Daytona 500 2012 was the involvement of social networks in the game for the first time in years. This is connected to Montoya’s accident. When his car blew up, racers got some time off and in that time, one of the racers, Brad Keselowski, became the first driver to have ever tweeted on the very famous Twitter.com. This lead to a huge fan following and connection between them all but the question that remains is the existence of his phone in his car! Fishy?
The story of Tide also takes a slot in the memories associated with Daytona 500 2012. The way Tide got its free marketing done just out of nowhere is an odd and funny memory. The detergent helped in cleaning the fuel marks on the tracks occurring as a result of the clash between Montoya’s car and the truck.