Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays To Our Wonderful Readers

The Daly Planet started on a wing and a prayer after some encouragement from friends and support from my family.

Now, after four seasons, I have an entirely new extended family. It's been wonderful to interact with NASCAR fans all over America. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, our readership also extends to many countries around the world.

I will be taking a short break over the holiday weekend and resuming with original columns early next week. In the meantime, thank you once again for helping with this project and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.


batchief said...

A very Merry Christmas John!!!

Anonymous said...

god rest ye merry nascar fans
in spite of your dismay;
remember jimmie john -n-son
won number 5 they say.

so save us all from this next fall
so we won't have to say;
good riddence to fox and old mike joy,
fox and mike joy
good riddence to fox and oldmike joy

merry christmas

bray kroter

Jonathan said...

Thank you JD we all appreciate everything you do for us! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! Febuary 2011 is oh so close


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas JD & all my Planeteer family <3

Charlie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family.

The Mad Man said...

Here's hoping you and yours have a great Christmas JD.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks, JD. MC

Vicky D said...

JD, I love the picture, it doesn't quite look like the Southwest Freeway . . . . Also, thanks for all the great columns this year I'm sure it wasn't easy keeping up with Nascar and tv. We'll all like the Rolex 24 hour race at the end of January to get into the racin' mood! Happy Holidays to all from Houston!

Sally said...

Merry Christmas JD. enjoy your well deserved break. Wishing all my Planeteer family a joyous holiday season!

Matt said...

Happy Holidays John. I appreciate the work you do here, and you always taking the time on Twitter to reply to my even most basic of questions.

51 Yr. fan said...

Merry Christmas JD and all the

God bless America and all the men and women around the world who are protecting us.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas JD and all the Planeteers!

sue said...

Merry Christmas to all and even to those #48 fans!! HoHoHoHo

Thank you JD for all that you do to give us Nascar fans a little voice in the sport we love.

God Bless All!!

AncientRacer said...

Love the picture. Boston Public Garden, right?

Merry Christmas to all.

Vince said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you too JD! And also to all of my fellow Planeteers.


Lisa Hogan said...

Merry Christmas to all !!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you JD we all appreciate everything you do for us!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

red said...

wow, jd! has it really been 3 years already? i lurked for what was apparently the first year, somewhat intimidated by the intelligence and civility of the discussions before i screwed up the courage to join in the fun that is TDP!

to all my Planeteers buddies: you folks make each racing season so much more enjoyable for this fan! when i think i'm just gonna turn it all off, i find that the thought of not interacting with TDP on race day is a dismal one and each of you has made that happen.

the back half of my year has been pretty nasty and the laughter, friendship, and discussions that you've brought into my life helped me find my way through the medical maze that seemed endless. you simply can't know how valuable that's been to me and just saying "thank you, one and all" seems too little.

and jd? it's been a long, sometimes rough and bumpy but always compelling three years. i can't watch any televised sporting event the same way--not that i'm complaining! you asked the question at the end of one season -- "will you watch again next year? -- and i get to this point in the off-season, ready to answer that again. for me this year, as long as TDP and Planeteers exist, my answer is simply "Hell to the yes!"

thank you, jd. you've kept this nascar fan engaged in our sport, despite the best efforts of many to push me away. enjoy the holiday with family and friends and know that your "virtual friends" are so very grateful for your passion and professionalism.

and i second 51 Yr. Fan: please keep all our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season. may they all be home with family this time, next year!

tommy1946 said...

Merry Christmas Mr. Daly and Planeteers!

Dannyboy said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Season's Greetings to all!

Newracefan said...

Merry Christmas all Ye Nascar fans and Happy New Years too. It's been a very interesting year for this 48 fan and we all saw some great racing. I still have that last truck race on DVR I'm saving it for when the withdrawl gets bad.

Thanks for everything JD this blog has kept me sane on more than one occasion

Debby said...

Happy Holidays to all! Thanks for all of your hard work this season. 58 days to Daytona.

JohnP said...

Very Merry Christmas to everyone!!

GinaV24 said...

Merry Christmas, John!

And to all my friends here at the Daly Planet, I hope you all enjoy your holidays.

Ken-Michigan said...

Happy Holidays John !!

Your hard work is much appreciated through the year and I think we all look forward to another eventful TV season in 2011.

I'll put in a special word to Santa, you're deserving of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Holiday wishes to fellow Planet People too !!

Anonymous said...

Mele Kalikimaka....Merry Christmas to all. And a Happy New Year.

JD: Thank you for all your efforts over these years.


saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Merry christmas JD and my fellow planeteers.

Bray, best post of the year. 51 Year fan good post as well, very thoughtful. All of your posts have been great.

So once again have a very merry christmas and a happy new year.


West Coast Diane said...

Ditto to what y'all said :-)

May 2011 bring us closer to Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all. (I can wish can't I?)

Maybe even some good racing and great TV coverage!

I'm with Red, not sure I would still be watching NASCAR, at least not every weekend, if it weren't for TDP & the Planeteers.

Merry Christmas to all.

Jonathan said...

Gina Merry Christmas => JD I have to say you give us the best present of all and it last all year long! Thank you!

Hope everyone is having a safe fun Christmas

Lou said...

Merry Christmas JD and to all the
Planeteers. Just as rum goes with coke and Santa on a sleigh. TheDalyPlanet and TV coverage of nascar go hand in hand. Thank you JD and all the planeteers who helped me make it through another rough nascar season

Delenn said...

Merry Christmas to all planeteers from the UK.

Each year at this time, I hope the need for this blog goes away during the following 12 months, and during each year, the need gets ever stronger. Thanks JD.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Hey JD, i just thought of something.

I just thought about my christmas story, A christmas carol. I was thinking about our own version of the story named The Daly Planet NASCAR christmas carol. I need players to play parts, but Ebenezer scrooge is already taken by BZF.

Any thoughts on any of the story's characters JD.

diane said...

Thank you for your time and effort JD. We appreciate it even if certain reporters and apologists don't.