Surprisingly, the race wasn't that bad. A few larger wrecks here and there, but no real "big one" and the wrecks weren't caused by stupidity, just some getting' loose and one slow green flag take off. The green-white-checker was a rule that I was whole-heartedly against, but it worked pretty good in this instance assuring that the race finished under green (and ran seven and a half miles extra making it the Daytona 507.5). The only real fireworks (other than Scott Wimmer pirouetting on the nose of his Charger before finally landing back on the tires) came on the last lap bumping between Johnson and Stewart with what looked to me normal Daytona 500 last-lap racing. Stewart retaliated with a post-checkered flag nudge. Stewart then got an earful from Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus. Both teams were brought to "The Trailer" to assure everything was peachy. Both drivers smiled and shook it off. "He didn't slam into you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you. He rubbed you. And rubbin son, is racin." Oh and Jeff Gordon won.

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