It was great to see Jr. take the checkered at the rain-delayed Daytona 500 last night.  But the last 20 laps of that race showed me that NASCAR still has a long way to go to catch up with the team-owner concept.

Too many Caution laps in the last 100 miles, including a crash with about 10 left, could change the outcome and points standings too easily.  I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said by smarter people than me, but when casual viewers like me can see how caution laps can change the fortunes of drivers running in the top 10, it takes the sport out of the hands of those drivers, and puts it in the hands of team owners.

That's a bad direction.