Quinn unleashes his agenda on the audience like a bat to the face. A former commodities broker with a nomadic upbringing he's a student of the world, traveling to more than thirty countries and living in 17 states including every state in New England. He’s been in at least five 6.0+ Earthquakes, two of them while completely naked. He’s been a near victim of a Suicide bombing in Colombo Sri Lanka and cannot stand the taste of cilantro. He is an avid outdoorsman who owns his own machete’. His political savvy is championed only by his desire to breathe the word of the people. He makes a heck of a pitcher of mental Kool-aid and loves to drink it himself. He likes sky surfing, shucking corn, grilling, eagles, (but not grilling eagles) bags of candy, The Beastie Boys, special-ops, eating raw fish, conspiracy theory, light wresting, waves, great literature, hauling sand, Lubrication, earning his downhill, bass, laughter, tears, waxing philosophically, wrangling cattle, horses & cock-fighting. Quinn will never live a "Normal" existence and is perfectly happy with that. His only father figure told him to be a crab fisherman and his grandfather used him to smuggle precious Gemstones into the country. With unconditional love he gains super powers that are of such great intensity that he can spin the earth on the tip of his finger right in front of you. He likes to laugh, wax philosophical and make out.
New England born, product of guts and hard work he takes his lunch pail attitude to the air like every show is his last (on more than one occasion it has been!) To say that he’s a modern day philosopher isn’t fair... There’s no definition for his prophetic views of this world. You only need to sit and have a beer with the guy to realize that he’s been taught by the great professors like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle. He’ll tell you that “Everyone Can find a song for every time they’ve lost, and every time they’ve won” Cantara lives vicariously through the common man, carrying their lives on his shoulders like an iron-willed sherpa ascending the Hillary step. The man is a rock of a human being. Saying he’s steadfast in his convictions is an understatement, Cantara has the sensitivity of a Navy Seal, but you wouldn’t know it when you see him as a father or a husband. Known for delivering sage wisdom while channeling the lyrics of great songwriters he’s been accused of invoking tears in the recipients eyes. He loves to cook, makes a helluva Graham Cracker crusted spinach quiche and if you’re ever lucky enough to try his homemade soup then you will die happy.
The Daytona 500
The wreck left NASCAR nation somber. Racing continued as usual- as the news that the victims involved were recovering from injuries, and stable at the hospital. The Daytona 500 was finally here. the anticipation was high, how was the new car going to handle with a restrictor plate on the Super Speedway? What we learned - it's a hard car to pass.
Patrick started in front- and was able to hang out in the top ten for the majority of the race. There was a moment where it would be easy to believe that Patrick could win the race.
An early wreck took some of favorites to win out of contention and left them with difficult to repair cars. Kyle Busch tried to push Kasey Kahne, but instead turned and spun Kahne out. Other's collected in the crash were Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt and Kyle Busch.
The 500 was mostly uneventful. At one point, the Joe Gibbs Toyota's were the strongest with Matt Kenseth leading, and teammates Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch following. Unfortunately, engine troubles cost Kenseth- and Kyle Busch a victory.
Drivers were not making moves, and no one dared to pass in the final laps- as you would normally see during the Daytona 500! During the white flag lap, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dared to make a move and was coming up to the leader rather quickly- but he didn't have enough time to pass teammate Jimmie Johnson.
Today marked Johnson's second Daytona 500 win- and it's a major milestone for Johnson has been struggling with plate racing.
The season is underway- 35 more weeks to go. It's too soon to predict what can or will not happen- let the surprises come as they come!
Next weekend NASCAR heads to Phoenix, Arizona! Watch on March 2nd, for Johnson will race for Dale Jr's team, JR Motorsports.