Trevor Bayne, Jeff Gordon give us hope
Throughout Sunday morning, Feb. 20, the Daytona Beach air was electric, buzzing with an anticipation not felt, at least to that degree, in years. Many felt it, mentioned it. The grandstand was packed and the prerace entertainment decidedly Southern.
There was a palpable optimism, a sense that 2011 could be a cornerstone chapter in NASCAR's comeback story.
As Martina McBride completed a hair-raising National Anthem -- sung how it's supposed to be sung -- I began ...
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