DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Boston native Ben Affleck was all smiles. He was here to drive the pace car for the 46th annual Daytona 500 and had just bumped into Red Sox heroes Derek Lowe and Tim Wakefield. Everything seemed right.
Until the question came.
"Ben, your thoughts on A-Rod joining the Yankees?"
Affleck's head fell, his smile disappeared. The ripples of the deal have been felt all the way into NASCAR's garages. Like every other card-carrying member of Red Sox Nation, ...