NASCAR racing is a very popular sport in the United States for several reasons. There's the undeniable draw of raw power, speed, and skill on display at each and every NASCAR race. There's the thunderous roar as the pack of cars goes by. Then there's the grass roots, down to earth vibe exhibited by nearly every person involved in NASCAR. Most of all, though, NASCAR has true heroes. Heroes who rise above and do breathtaking things, and heroes who show up to each race, no matter the obstacle, and do what they do. Heroes like Kasey Kahne.
Children tend to think of things in much more black and white terms. It is only through living and maturing that we realize that all of life is a series of grays. But we all still long for a simpler and easier life. When things are only seen in black or white, things indeed seem simpler and easier, but life isn't so clear-cut.
Kahne has regularly finished his seasons in the top fifteen. He regularly wins top 10 or top 5 finishes, and is the quintessence of a team player. These are some of the core principles that racing comm was built on, which is why Kasey Kahne merchandise is some of the best selling of any driver.
A sports game is a sort of story. There is NASCAR racing a beginning and an end. There is a protagonist (your team) and an antagonist (the other team). There is a scene and setting, the stadium at noon, and there is a plot, which is the action. Only after the games ends, and depending on if your team won or not, is it decided to be called a fairy tale ending or a tragedy.
The track has a strong and long tradition of racing in its 53-year history, but it seems that during the present era, a drove of youthful drivers have been drawn to this Pensacola big winter event for fast reasons. NASCAR driver dads like Bill Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Dave Blaney have to be proud watching their sons -- Chase Elliott, 15, Ross Kenseth, 17 and Ryan Blaney, 16 -- race this high bank track.
"Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. (feature coming this weekend) had the vision and passion to build NASCAR from its humble beginnings in 1948 to the sport it is today," Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning said.
"I'm especially excited about going to Michigan. The track isn't far from Rochester Hills, and it's going to be really cool to race in front of all my family and friends. All the tracks we're going to are great, but that one will definitely be a highlight for me.