-It is refreshing to see the Penske/Ganassi level on the same level with most everyone else. The work of folks like Simona and Sato made it a compelling day.
-Hinch getting win #1 is a feel-good story for a variety of reasons.
-The champion had a rough day….but he also had a few last season.
-It would be nice to see J.R. Hildebrand and his team do better.
-The NBC Sports Network coverage was outstanding. Leigh Diffey is very good, but his accent may be a detriment when attempting to attract new fans, even though it shouldn’t be. Not saying we need a domestic announcer, but it’s all about perception. Every member of that staff seems to be in the right place, and what we saw on air has been upgraded.
-Tire marbles from tires that degrade rapidly detract from the show, particularly when yellows are extended to sweep them up.
-9 cars in Lights is embarrassing, stupid and should not be tolerated. There are ways to fix the problem, and steps should start today.
-I hope Turbo does not bomb at the box office.
We’re off to a great start, and it’s about time!