I was disappointed that only 34 cars attempted to make the starting field for the Little 500 this year, but the quality of the field was excellent and qualifying produced one of the fastest, if not the fastest starting field in the 66-year history of the race.
Dave Steele lost an engine and didn’t make the trip to Anderson and 2013 rookie of the year Garrett Green opted to race elsewhere.
My hope is that more teams will make the trip to Anderson Speedway for the 67th running of the Pay Less Little 500.
In other racing news
Did it surprise anyone that six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmy Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte over the weekend? With the series traveling to Dover this weekend, Johnson could make it two wins in a row.
Kurt Busch doing the Indy-Charlotte double had an impressive run at the Indianapolis 500, finishing sixth by climbing up through the standings late in the race. Busch lost an engine at Charlotte and was unable to complete the 1,100 miles.
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