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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Speed demon heading for Daytona

Blogger Mike Jones over at Jonesinforspeed will begin tomorrow posting live from Daytona, Fla., with a focus on the happenings in and around the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race.

While the race takes place Saturday, "Jonesy" will be filing stories about what happens beside the barbecue grills, beaches and bar scene outside the track. One of his favorite pit stops is the Ocean Deck, a bar and restaurant that fronts the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its drunk and crazy patrons.

“Is anyone else excited about sun splashed beaches, beer and restrictor plate racing?” said Jones, a writer at the Observer-Reporter in Washington, Pa.

I don’t have the foggiest idea why some people get excited about restrictor place racing, but am looking forward to reading what Jones has to say about this Fourth of July weekend in Daytona.

Yet another blogger, Amanda Gillooly, doesn’t understand the interest in NASCAR, either, but she can't wait to read Jonesinforspeed every day through Sunday.

“I’m willing to get my learn on,” Gillooly said.

(Photo of Mike Jones by Greg Tarr)


Amanda Gillooly said...

RIP mustache. You were too good for this world.

Mike Jones said...

I cried for at least two hours after I extinguished it with my Mach3. See ya in Daytona!

Scott Beveridge said...

Hang in there Jonesy. It'll grow back.