NASCAR season kicks off with Daytona media day

 

NASCAR held the annual Daytona 500 media day Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Greg Engle)

NASCAR held the annual Daytona 500 media day Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Greg Engle)

The unofficial start to the 2014 Daytona Speedweeks got underway Thursday as the annual media day took place at Daytona International Speedway site of the season opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.

Most drivers and teams were able to make it to Daytona ahead of a snowstorm that socked in most of the Charlotte North Carolina area where the majority of NASCAR teams are based; it wasn’t without a little drama for some however.

“We were smart, repositioned our plane to Charlotte-Douglas,” reigning Sprint Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson said.  “The trip from the hangar to the runway was exciting.  They hadn’t plowed any of that.  I thought I was in an off-road truck for a while trying to get out to the runway.” MORE>>>

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