Mirror Check Blog
A look back, and sometimes forward, on the sport of racing
Daytona 500, 2008

I’m going to go out on the proverbial branch and predict an unnatural phenomenon to occur this weekend.

This Sunday, NASCAR will drop the green flag on the 59th running of the legendary Daytona 500. At or near that time, I predict that there will be unnatural warming and a distinct hum heard in three places – one in Mooresville, N.C., and two near Daytona Beach, Fla.

So, this week’s news that American Honda is returning to pro motorcycle road racing by backing Danny Walker’s Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda in MotoAmerica’s Superbike class team with rider Jake Gagne is a very welcome development.