He could be. He should be. No one in NASCAR -- check that, no one on Earth -- would be mad or surprised if he were because if any of us were in his racing shoes, we would all be a spaghetti pile of nerves.
One year ago, during Daytona Speedweeks, the sprint car short-track ace was making his first starts behind the wheel of a stock car. But that was down the road a piece, running a Super Late Model at the tight half-mile New Smyrna Speedway. On Friday night, he'll be piloting a 3,400-pound Toyota Tundra race truck on one of the world's biggest, most storied racetracks, the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.