As some of you may recall about two years ago, I wrote a pretty controversial “preseason prediction” article. It stirred the pot a little bit, but mainly it had me thinking of what I should come up with this season. As we all anticipate with each passing day the 2015 Bowman Gray season, I can’t help but to look back at 2014 just a little.
Some of the events that happened were unbelievable, to say the least. The “Myers and Miller” feud is still as strong as ever, and Tim Brown finally stood up for what he believed wasn’t right. We had a brand new champion in our premiere division, Danny Bohn in Puddin Swisher’s famous #53 car. Who would’ve predicted that at the beginning? Not I. I’m looking forward to this year’s season more so than I have in the past, with the development of new engines and chassis combinations, like LFR.
The Sportsman season finale was one of the biggest clusters I had ever witnessed with all the “he said she said” going on, until finally Taylor Branch was crowned champion. New faces showed up, but so did old ones. And those faces we all know took their experience and ran with it. Guys like Derek, Ryan, and others consistently ran up front week in and week out. I’ve heard many rumors of drivers moving up to this division, so it should be a great year.