Tony Stewart showed this week that he has every intention of continuing his great finish last season by winning Race 1 of the Bud Shootout.
With his win, Stewart starts third in the field and looks to be in a position to win one of the races that has eluded him in his storied career.
Danica Patrick was collected in the last lap of her qualifier and suffered a very hard crash which will put her in a back up car for the 500 Sunday.
Danica's running a full Nationwide series this year for Dale Jr's team and a 10 race stint in the Sprint cup with Tony Stewart's team. Stewart has stated how impressed he was with Danica so far. And since she will finally be using top flight equipment, as opposed the the hand-me-downs she got in IndyCar, we'll get a chance to see just how good a driver she is.
I actually think she'll be quite successful, so I'll keep monitoring her results. And you can pat me on the back at the end of the season and say "Hey, you were right!"