This is probably a rhetorical question, but I was surprised to see they'd removed the backstretch grandstands. When I was there in 2008, that thing was full of folks. It also looks like they removed sections of the front stretch grandstands, down by the old DePalma section?
Not great news for a once dominate sport. Seems RG got out at the right time. Although privately I was hoping RG would pick up a ride on Sunday.
forget what year Daytona, maybe 2006, but RG was in the Jim Beam car and Greg Irwin was CC. Best scanner quote of the day:
Irwin: "RG, three-wide at this time in the race is not part of our long-term strategy..."
I noticed that too, and was also surprised. This has absolutely nothing to do with Daytona, or Nascar, but it is why I love going to Sebring. It's flat as a table, and has never had grandstands, save for the pit building Terraces. Old style race spectating.