Do you like short track NASCAR racing with local teams and drivers? You may not know it, but you do.
During this two day lull in activity at Daytona for the big three classes, NASCAR's set up a small .4 mile short track on the backstretch for their touring series to race at. All the big names in Late Models (affordable and custom built stock cars specifically made for short tracks), K&N Pro Series (old NASCAR racers that tour the short tracks and road courses around a small portion of the country) and Modifieds (ultra light open bodied stock cars that produce around 700 horsepower) are on track to race in the next two days, and all three classes are practicing today. Thanks to NASCAR's Home Tracks subdivision, we're able to watch these sessions (and, soon, some qualifying races) live on a rather brilliant youtube stream.
I'm watching practice and taking notes right now, and before the Late Models roll off tonight I'll have an analysis of all three of these development fields. Until then, I suggest you look out for Kyle Larson (the 2012 K&N Pro Series East champion and 2013 Nationwide Series rookie that's running in all three of these divisions for these two days), Dylan Kwasniewski (the 2012 K&N Pro Series West champion that's driving the car that he'll pilot in the 2013 K&N Pro Series East for the first time today), C. E. Falk III (the Late Model star who once beat half of the current Cup Series field in a charity race at Richmond) and Steve Park (the former DEI driver and two time Cup Series winner who's running a Modified just as he grew up doing).