NASCAR to Honor Virginia Tech Victims
For the next three weeks, all the NASCAR and Busch Series vehicles will display the Virginia Tech logo as a tribute to the victims of the horrific shooting at the school this week. The logo will also be displayed on all entries in the Craftsmen Truck Series April 28 even in Kansas City.
As reported by the AP, the logo will be seen displayed on a black background just
to the right of the driver's side window net on cars in both the Nextel
Cup and Busch Series at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday and
Saturday, Talladega Superspeedway (April 28-29) and Richmond
International Raceway (May 4-5).
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their family members,
their friends -- and the entire Virginia Tech community," said NASCAR
chairman Brian France. "We wanted to make a simple, but strong, gesture
of remembrance. We are grateful the university gave us clearance to
display their logo."
Duane Cross, who normally does a very funny power ranking on each of the drivers, has chosen this week instead to do something very different, and very wonderful. Where he would normally have put his line or two about each driver, he has chosen instead to make the entire page (read top to bottom) a way to honor the victims and the school. He has included the school's fight song as well.
Please take a moment to read Duane's 'column':http://www.nascar.com/2007/news/features/power_rankings/08/phoenix/index.html