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#101 John B

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 21:46

To quote David Hobbs, good grief.

Think Justin Haley may pull a Daytona repeat?

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#102 paulb

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 21:48

How many cars are unscathed? 6 left

#103 John B

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 21:57

I got home 45 minutes ago and there were 10 laps to go lol. Goal of seeing one of these end without a car running is within reach

#104 paulb

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:00

Turf is different look in a pit box.

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#105 FLB

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:02

MY GOD THE IDIOTS!!!  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:



#106 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:03

So you’re telling me these guys get paid for driving..?

#107 paulb

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:05

Idiots. Sorry, not sorry. Chase Elliot, doh.

#108 FLB

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:10

There. Was. Absolutely. No. Learning.



#109 Yhamm

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:10

LOL what a joke hahaha



#110 paulb

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:13

So much for aero on the 20.

#111 FLB

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:15

I'm beginning to think I'd be better to skip the 500. This is bad for my blood pressure... :rolleyes:  :|  ):



#112 FLB

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:17

I can't see how they could stop this, except if they started banning guys.



#113 John B

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:31

Drivers are pretty much stuck with these circumstances. Hard to blame in many instances unless someone does something really stupid. They'll be running primary 500 cars in the Thursday qualifiers, though frankly I don't know if losing one is as big a deal anymore with these lotteries.

First 2 man Fox cast, will see how Gordon handles the opportunity this year.

#114 Branislav

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 22:41

Congratulations Hamlin+Jones

 

Coach Gibbs pulled the strings

 

Race was awesome I thought that only 2 cars will left like in the Hollywood movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby



#115 Branislav

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 23:54

Brad blames Logano for crash...



#116 FLB

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 23:57

Brad blames Logano for crash...

That bodes well for the rest of the season… not.



#117 paulb

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 00:00

Brad blames Logano for crash...

Well he did move multiple times in front of Ky Bu.

#118 John B

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 00:19

IMO there's a lot of validity in the link between safety, which the current cars and devices undeniably have provided since 2001, and reckless driving. Didn't the first plate race after Earnhardt's death run caution free?

#119 paulb

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 14:31

Becoming a Keslowski fan, https://racer.com/20...ere-keselowski/.

 

“Apparently, we all suck at this because there are only like three cars left right now,” Logano also said. “So, I wouldn’t say anyone is really good.”



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#120 eibyyz

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 15:25

IMO there's a lot of validity in the link between safety, which the current cars and devices undeniably have provided since 2001, and reckless driving. Didn't the first plate race after Earnhardt's death run caution free?

 

That's right.  https://en.wikipedia...1_Talladega_500

 

As for yesterday, that was embarrassing. I can't wait for F1 and IndyCar.



#121 messy

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 15:37

I honestly never knew Bobby Hamilton (who won that race) was no longer with us. 

 

How did I miss that?  :(



#122 Branislav

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:32

 

 

As for yesterday, that was embarrassing. I can't wait for F1 and IndyCar.

Why was embarrassing? F1 and Indycar don't even have exhibition race. Daytona 500 will be different story, drivers will care.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 22:06

Why was embarrassing? F1 and Indycar don't even have exhibition race. Daytona 500 will be different story, drivers will care.

 

Ok, maybe not embarrassing--because everyone involved had to have assumed that was a possible income.  But it certainly wasn't exciting, thrilling, awe-inspiring, uplifting.  There was no skill involved--everyone watching thought they could drive as good as anyone out there.  To use the words of Ludacris, "you about to get run the #*@$ over!" 

 

Lot of money and no points--this is what you get.  Does anyone think an aspiring driver sees The Clash and says to themselves 'that's what I want to do'?  No skill involved at all. None needed.  None desired. 


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#124 B Squared

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:47

F1 and Indycar don't even have ......

This seems to be your default phrase. If NASCAR is great in your view, fine and dandy. Why are you so defensive about its obvious faults? And then you deride other racing forms whenever NASCAR gets called out. It gets very old mate.



#125 B Squared

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:47

Daytona 500 will be different story, drivers will care.

Recent history shows differently.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:15

Ok, maybe not embarrassing--because everyone involved had to have assumed that was a possible income.  But it certainly wasn't exciting, thrilling, awe-inspiring, uplifting.  There was no skill involved--everyone watching thought they could drive as good as anyone out there.  To use the words of Ludacris, "you about to get run the #*@$ over!" 

 

Lot of money and no points--this is what you get.  Does anyone think an aspiring driver sees The Clash and says to themselves 'that's what I want to do'?  No skill involved at all. None needed.  None desired. 

 

I remember the clash etc last year - absolutely horrible, single file rubbish that was barely worth the cost of the ethanol. Had everyone panicking that the 500 would be the same, which luckily it wasn't. Hopefully similar this year. 



#127 John B

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:32

I honestly never knew Bobby Hamilton (who won that race) was no longer with us. 

 

How did I miss that?  :(

 

Hamilton and the late John Andretti scored the last wins for the #43 Petty Enterprises (pre merger) in the late 1990s.



#128 Branislav

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:30

This seems to be your default phrase. If NASCAR is great in your view, fine and dandy. Why are you so defensive about its obvious faults? And then you deride other racing forms whenever NASCAR gets called out. It gets very old mate.

You are harsh. This is Nascar topic and eibyyz first started spit Nascar.

 

"Faults"? I explained it was an exhibition race!

 

But it certainly wasn't exciting, thrilling, awe-inspiring, uplifting.

Take a look at this and repeat that

https://www.youtube....OZuc0pvokwvCCRj

 

And that is AWESOME :love:  :love:  :love:



#129 PayasYouRace

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:46

 

"Faults"? I explained it was an exhibition race!

 

 

That's no excuse for driving that was on par with the pace lap of the 1996 US 500. That's exactly what happened on the lap 73 attempt at a restart. Deeply unprofessional and something you'd expect from novices, not the top drivers of their particular sport.



#130 Branislav

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 21:17

Who's watching Duels? A little bit late here at 01:00 and Brad is in first part



#131 jonpollak

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 21:45

I’ve got a 5:30 wake up call so ... no.
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#132 jonpollak

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 22:29

So... schithead predatel' is the grand marshal?
Fukc that.
Jp

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#133 John B

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:01

Actual racing and drivers using their heads.

#134 Branislav

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:58

Actual racing and drivers using their heads.

Because it's only qualifying and they had to save cars. Wait for 500



#135 Branislav

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:46

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#136 red stick

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:08

Because it's only qualifying and they had to save cars. Wait for 500

 OK, actual display of racing prowess among highly-skilled drivers, or amateur-hour crashfest waiting to happen?  I really can't tell what you're rooting for.    ;)



#137 Branislav

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 17:11

 OK, actual display of racing prowess among highly-skilled drivers, or amateur-hour crashfest waiting to happen?  I really can't tell what you're rooting for.    ;)

Man look number of comments after Duels and number after Clash. And what I'm cheering for, for Brad Keselowski no matter if is race full of crash (which is always been in Daytona) or boring. But I'd like something between.



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 18:23

Something in between? I wish you luck. I'm not sure "half a crashfest" is any more possible than "half a hole."  ;)

#139 jonpollak

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 20:43

Will there be a Daytona 500 thread...
That’s my question.
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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:55

President will be there :clap:

 

 


Trump to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500

 

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday, adding to his growing list of appearances at professional sports events over the last few months.

The Daytona International Speedway in Florida, which will host NASCAR's biggest race this weekend, and a White House official confirmed the President is planning to attend the race.
"Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting Presidents of the United States over our history," Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said in a statement on Thursday. "We're honored that the President of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of 'The Great American Race' by attending Sunday's 62nd annual DAYTONA 500."
Trump will become the second sitting US president to attend the Daytona 500. Then-President George W. Bush attended in 2004.
Trump has a close relationship with Roger Penske, a race car team owner, former professional race car driver and entrepreneur.
The President gave Penske the Medal of Freedom last year and separately held a reception for Penske's racing team at the White House for their Indianapolis 500 win. He's also hosted the 2017 and 2018 NASCAR champions at the White House.
The NASCAR race in a swing state is the latest in a line of appearances and ad buys at professional sports events over the last few months.
Since October, Trump has attended three college football games, including the Army-Navy game, a World Series baseball game and an Ultimate Fighting Championship match.
At the World Series game in Washington, and the UFC match in Manhattan, Trump faced mixed crowds. But at college football games, set in the deep red states of Alabama and Louisiana, he received loud cheers.
The Trump campaign also made a seven-figure ad buy during the final game of the 2019 World Series and a $10 million ad buy during the 2020 Super Bowl.

 

actually third

 

Previously, Ronald Reagan attended the 1984 July race at Daytona, which was Richard Petty’s 200th career Cup Series win.

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#141 jonpollak

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:03

President will be there :clap:


No Brani... not clap clap clap
More like....

“Driver’s..... for the sake of your country...Run Me Over”
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#142 paulb

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:23

Oh, Jon, you did not have to go there.

The President is Grand Marshall too, by the way, a first.

#143 FLB

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:31

There are quite a few dark clouds.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 21:01

Oh, Jon, you did not have to go there.

The President is Grand Marshall too, by the way, a first.

Yeah well... I love my country so....
Jp

#145 paulb

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 21:53

Yeah well... I love my country so....
Jp

So do I.

6 left in the Xfinity race. Under yellow.

#146 Yhamm

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 21:55

why are blocks not forbidden on* those tracks yet?


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#147 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 22:56

why are blocks not forbidden on* those tracks yet?

You have to strike a delicate balance with the rules.  You don't want to be openly promoting multi-car pileups, but you also have to be careful to not make them less likely to occur.



#148 Thursday

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 23:50

President will be there :clap:

 

Apparently he will be doing a lap in 'The Beast'.

No doubt his fans will be waving their confederate flags in a paradoxical display of patriotism for their country and president* 


Edited by Thursday, 16 February 2020 - 00:00.


#149 loki

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 06:50

Another reason not to watch Cup this weekend...

 

However the truck race on Friday was pretty good.  We’re going next Friday to the truck race here. There are a good bunch of new kids in the ranks this year.  Should be interesting to see how it shakes out at the end of the season.



#150 Branislav

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:20

why are blocks not forbidden on* those tracks yet?

Ho ho nothing is forbidden in Nascar racing and that is why I love it!