February 17, 2008 will be the 50th running of the Daytona 500 and the beginning of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Only 90 days away!

Yesterday’s race was just a bit disappointing. Sure, Jimmie Johnson had a great season and probably deserved to win. But as a Jeff Gordon fan, I was just waiting for a wheel to fall off of Johnson’s car or some other benign mechanical failure that would cause him to drop low enough in the points to let Gordon win. Didn’t happen. What a season Gordon had, though! Makes one anticipate next year all the more!

And poor Little E. Could anything more have gone wrong this season than did? You almost feel he’s like Pigpen from the Peanuts cartoons, with his own personal dust cloud following him everywhere.

I saw advertisements yesterday for Daytona 500 tickets. Daytona is an easy drive from Tallahassee. I wonder how much the tickets cost?