I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Easter. With a brand-new race car and five consecutive different-style race tracks, I know these teams definitely were looking forward to having a break in the action last week.
However, it's time to get back to the track. If you take a look in the rearview mirror at these first five races, I think it has been nothing short of amazing. Actually, we've seen a little bit of everything. From the time I rolled into Daytona in January for that early year, three-day test, to the time I rolled out of California, the one thing that hasn't changed has been the excitement about this new car.
This air of excitement in our sport is something we haven't felt in a long time. The teams, the drivers, NASCAR and most importantly the fans, are jacked up by what this car has brought to the table. The only missing component has been the teams' time invested in this car.
I've seen all along the potential this car possesses. The car is w...