BLOG: Gentleman, start your engines

BLOG: Gentleman, start your engines

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Yes it's hard to believe, but NASCAR is about to drop the green flag on the 2016  regular season with the running of the Daytona 500 this Sunday.

There's always great anticipation and hope springs eternal for all the different race teams, drivers, and their respective fans looking ahead to a possible championship.

For now that belongs to defending champ Kyle Busch who won the second Can-Am Qualifier Thursday at Daytona as they set the field for the Great American Race.

And in case you missed it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifying race of the night on the 15th anniversary of his dad's death at the track.

All signs are pointing toward another great season of racing for the sport of NASCAR! Good luck and gentlemen start your engines!