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Daytona 500!!!!!!!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okay...
Who's skiing on Sunday and who's watching the Daytona 500?
Will Jeff be okay without Robby?
Will Jimmy have a chance without Chad?
Will Junior win now that he has his cousin back on his pit box?
How will Mikey do on his own?
Kenny Schrader on the POLE! WOW!(but without his Ice CReam Truck)
Who cares if Robby Gordon got in? (I don't)
Will Tony and Zippy do their thing?
Or...Will one of the old veterans come back for another Daytona 500 win?

I'd like to see Dale Jarret, Ricky Rudd, Jeff Ward, Schrader, Mark Martin, or someone else of their generation get another "big headliner" win!

Ski for 3 hrs in the A M and then to the Big screen TV for the Big Race!
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Okay...
Who's skiing on Sunday and who's watching the Daytona 500?
Will Jeff be okay without Robby?
Will Jimmy have a chance without Chad?
Will Junior win now that he has his cousin back on his pit box?
How will Mikey do on his own?
Kenny Schrader on the POLE! WOW!(but without his Ice CReam Truck)
Who cares if Robby Gordon got in? (I don't)
Will Tony and Zippy do their thing?
Or...Will one of the old veterans come back for another Daytona 500 win?

I'd like to see Dale Jarret, Ricky Rudd, Jeff Ward, Schrader, Mark Martin, or someone else of their generation get another "big headliner" win!

Ski for 3 hrs in the A M and then to the Big screen TV for the Big Race!
Yeee haaa, chaw tabaccy, drink cheap beer from my "Intimidator...In Our Hearts Forever" mug and eat lots of pork rinds!!!!!!!


BTW....this:

Will Jeff be okay without Robby?
Will Jimmy have a chance without Chad?
Will Junior win now that he has his cousin back on his pit box?
How will Mikey do on his own?
Kenny Schrader on the POLE!


Sounds like the plot line of a gay soap opera.
post #3 of 16
mark martin still racing? gotta go with the arkansan.

seem to recall him talking about retiring, then changing his mind about it.
post #4 of 16
My son is rooting for Jeff Gordon.
post #5 of 16
Doing my best impersonation of white trailer trash, I sat here with food and drink, and watched almost the entire race!

Jimmie Johnson in the #48 Lowes Monte Carlo wins the race on a checkered yellow!

Marred by several big incidents during the final 20 laps, putting quite a few cars out of the race, several race records were set. One significant one was the number of different race leaders there were.

Casey Mears was 2nd in the #42 Texaco Havoline car

Ryan Newman in the #12 car was 3rd.
Earnhardt Jt was 6th in the #8 Budweiser car.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
holy mackeral!
I guess Jimmy could do it without Chad on his pit box!
post #7 of 16
I watched some too, but here's all you have to know about this sport. The TV announcer tells you they're breaking for about 5 minutes of commercials, but if "anything happens (!) we'll break right in." Thank God for the Sunday NYT crossword, and curling.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick
holy mackeral!
I guess Jimmy could do it without Chad on his pit box!
They should have impounded that car. His team is a bunch of cheaters. It sucks for the rest of the garage.

L
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
They should have impounded that car. His team is a bunch of cheaters. It sucks for the rest of the garage.

L
I won't elaborate any more than to say......YEP!

But......Tony and Matt put on a show didn't they?
Schrader didn't do too bad, and Mikey either. I really didn't expect him to show much since this is his first Cup race completely on his own.
A lot of shake up this year and some interesting stuff...Maybe Jr will finally live up to his name???
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by trekchick
I won't elaborate any more than to say......YEP!
I was surprised to see Jr out front for so long. I watched about 2 minutes of pre race stuff on Saturday and he said he was chewing up tires. I turned the race on, and he's doing the pulling.

TrekChick - please elaborate a little for those us us who don't have little can circles permanently embossed in the back pocket of our jeans. (the Cliff's Notes version will be fine).
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by JohnH
I was surprised to see Jr out front for so long. I watched about 2 minutes of pre race stuff on Saturday and he said he was chewing up tires. I turned the race on, and he's doing the pulling.

TrekChick - please elaborate a little for those us us who don't have little can circles permanently embossed in the back pocket of our jeans. (the Cliff's Notes version will be fine).
If you're asking about Jimmy Johnsons car and his pit crew, Chad Knaus was ejected Monday after NASCAR determined that a track bar device was rigged to change the height of the rear window by more than three-quarters of an inch after pre-qualifying inspection Sunday.

The funny thing is.....I know all nascar teams cheat on a regular basis, but Hendrick just seems to do really big stuff and get caught!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by ryan
mark martin still racing? gotta go with the arkansan.

seem to recall him talking about retiring, then changing his mind about it.
That was Barry Bonds...or was it Ricky Williams...no, I got it, it was Roger Clemens.
post #13 of 16
Don't sleep on #38!!! I'm look for this VA boy to be a force this year. 4th place and nobody even mentions his name. Solid performance.
post #14 of 16
Over at UTOTF, I'm the "NASCAR ambassador". Used to live in NASCAR Meca (Charlotte), now I like in Skiing Meca (UT). I never get to see much of the races until April after the ski seasons over. I listed to about the last 30-40 laps on XM on the way home Sunday. Was Tony off his meds or what? It seemed like he was in eery highlight except the finish. I've met him before and he seems like a nice guy, but he was a menace in that race. Tony and Kyle Busch cost 1 of my drivers (Harvick) in their little "dust up". I'm thinking about dropping him from my fantasy team...

So if I were Brian France for a day, here's what I'd like to see changed in NASCAR.

1). Get caught cheating, miss a race. If you get caught on Friday, bye, see ya next week. If you get caught on Sunday, enjoy the race on TV next weekend. That will stop it.

2). Double file restarts. The cars are so aero sensitive now, it's hard to pass on most track. With the "lucky dog" rule, let's put all the cars that are racing each other, by each other. All the lead lap cars will be racing, and all the lap down cars will be racing, but not in the way of the lead lap cars.

2a.) The lucky dog rule should be extended to the 1st car 1 lap down AND the first car multiple laps down (they get 1 lap back). If you are multiple laps down now, your day is done.

3). Eliminate wind tunnel testing. Wind tunnel time is so expensive these days, it's what separates the big teams from the smaller teams. If they are going to allow it, the numbers should be made public to all teams.

4). Eliminate testing. All events (with the exception of Daytona, the Coca Cola 600 and Saturday night races) should be 3 days. Friday morning and afternoon test sessions, Sat morning qualifying, happy hour after the busch race, Sunday race. Sat night races should be Friday Practice, Sat AM qualifying, Sat night race.)

5). Eliminate the "locked in" rule for the top 35 in points. The fastest cars should be in the race. If you are going to lock in teams, it should be no more that the top 25.

6). PIP during commercials or the advertising sold during the race would be in the form of "banner adds" that scroll underneath the picture while the race is going on. Run regular commercials during yellow flags. Don't we all hate, "We're under yellow here at So and So speedway for an incident off of turn two that took place while we were away...." (this really isn't a NASCAR issue per se, but I think it would be great).

That's about all I have time for right now...

EDIT: 1 more

7) The penalty fund should go to charity at the end of the year. As it stands now, if you paid a $25,000 fine, it goes into the drivers fund. At the end of the year the top 25 teams split that fund. That's bogus.
post #15 of 16
NASCAR has alwalys been about what the rules DON'T say. Read Smokey's book.
Nothing like sitting all afternoon watching qualifying for a drag race.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by SLATZ
NASCAR has alwalys been about what the rules DON'T say. Read Smokey's book.
Nothing like sitting all afternoon watching qualifying for a drag race.
Haven't read Smokey's book but I've watched some of the biography documentaries on him. He is the ultimate, creative thinker!
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