Qualifying for the Daytona 500 has taken a turn for the strange. Most of the drivers, if they understood the point of it, were not pleased with it.

I’m not going to even try to explain it. There were groups that had a limited time to roll laps and get times. Drivers tried to play the system with some kind of “who’s on first” strategy.

I think it is supposed to be more fun to watch. It wasn’t. It was kind of like the hype and expectation for the “50 Shades Of Grey” movie which was released the same weekend as Daytona 500 qualifying. From what I’ve read the movie was less than expected…

So was Daytona qualifying…

I don’t know exactly how but Jeff Gordon is on the pole. Jimmie Johnson is beside him. The rest of the field race in during the Budweiser Duels later this week. There should be a little more to watch for the “Duels”.

Until then, ponder this…  How many shades of grey are there on the track at Daytona from pit road to the checkered flag…? Hmmmmmmm….?