The Daytona 500????

SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,739
edited June 2012 in All Encompassing Trip
I only watch one race a year....The Daytona...

I figure since its this sports "SuperBowl" I will watch for a few hours.....

Did anyone else watch that debacle yesterday???

A POTHOLE on the racetrack??? A fucking pothole??? Shuts down the track for 2 and a half hours???

The last 30 laps took almost 2 hours??


But I will tell ya one thing....I found myself cheering ......when Dale Jr. came out of fucking nowhere, and went from 15th place to 2nd place in those final 2 laps.

Oh well, so much for a bunch of hillbillies driving around in circles.....hehehehehe
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  • I watched it, as always. I don't watch the entire season religiously like I used to, but I watched it.

    As for the hill billies driving in circles, that sort of left that stereo type in the early '80's.
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  • Jokertt14Jokertt14 Posts: 2,566
    Very long race . but alot better racing .

    AND DALE JR. OUT OF NO WERE . VERY NICE !! only thing that could have top it at that moment would have been a pearl jam show . cheers !!! ;)
  • They should have just ended it at 30 to go, with Harvick in the lead. Not a fan of the three attempts to go green white checkered either
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  • drtyfrnk29 wrote:
    They should have just ended it at 30 to go, with Harvick in the lead. Not a fan of the three attempts to go green white checkered either
    I disagree.....

    Finish the damn race...
    Whatever it takes.....
    Take me piece by piece.....
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  • know1know1 Posts: 6,748
    I only watch one race a year....The Daytona...

    I figure since its this sports "SuperBowl" I will watch for a few hours.....

    Did anyone else watch that debacle yesterday???

    A POTHOLE on the racetrack??? A fucking pothole??? Shuts down the track for 2 and a half hours???

    The last 30 laps took almost 2 hours??


    But I will tell ya one thing....I found myself cheering ......when Dale Jr. came out of fucking nowhere, and went from 15th place to 2nd place in those final 2 laps.

    Oh well, so much for a bunch of hillbillies driving around in circles.....hehehehehe

    I'm not really a NASCAR fan, but that debacle was a huge black eye for NASCAR. If I had been an announcer, I would have been reaming them on the air....and probably lost my job.
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  • I dont know a damned thing about nascar...

    But having their BIG RACE delayed for 2 and a half hours, due to a pot hole on the track.....

    Is, in my eyes, the same as The Superbowl being delayed until Monday, because somebody forgot to bring the footballs.
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  • Jokertt14Jokertt14 Posts: 2,566
    30 laps . WTF yeah just finish it . watched it all day anyways . whats an extra couple hours . :lol:

    the finish was very awesome . have not seen that in years :D

    the hole in the track has to do with nature and physics .. how is that the same as forgetting the footballs . WoW
  • Jokertt14Jokertt14 Posts: 2,566
    Metal scraping rock and tar . = someone forgetting footballs ... lol :lol::lol:
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool. Posts: 31,147
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
  • jokertt14 wrote:
    30 laps . WTF yeah just finish it . watched it all day anyways . whats an extra couple hours . :lol:

    the finish was very awesome . have not seen that in years :D

    the hole in the track has to do with nature and physics .. how is that the same as forgetting the footballs . WoW
    You would think.....

    That track would be in PERFECT fucking condition...PERIOD!!!!

    Its THE BIG RACE!!!!

    A gazillion people watching....
    And you get a fucking pothole???

    Its even more ridiculous that someone forgetting the footballs...........
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  • norm wrote:
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool. Posts: 31,147
    norm wrote:
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????


    way too expensive and it takes a lot of time to do it and it should be done in the summer months as it's better to lay asphalt in the heat but since there are races there quite frequently during the year, it would be tough to do every year but it should be done every 5 years
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,677
    As for the hill billies driving in circles, that sort of left that stereo type in the early '80's.
    No it hasn't.
  • norm wrote:
    norm wrote:
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????


    way too expensive and it takes a lot of time to do it and it should be done in the summer months as it's better to lay asphalt in the heat but since there are races there quite frequently during the year, it would be tough to do every year but it should be done every 5 years
    I am going to disagree with the "too expensive" comment.....

    I am thinking Nascar has more money than GOD...hehehe

    Anyway, you get my point....

    That track should be in A+ condition for that race....Every single year.....

    What happened yesterday is just pure nonsense......
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • QuarterToTenQuarterToTen Cincinnati, Ohio Posts: 3,626
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????

    You'd think for the biggest day of the NASCAR season someone, anyone
    would have at least made an attempt to level the playing field.

    what an embarrassment for all involved.

    just kind of reinforces the hillbilly sterotype, unfortunately.
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  • Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????

    You'd think for the biggest day of the NASCAR season someone, anyone
    would have at least made an attempt to level the playing field.

    what an embarrassment for all involved.

    just kind of reinforces the hillbilly sterotype, unfortunately.
    2 and a half hours later....

    They filled the hole with bondo????

    bondo?????
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  • i tried to get into it and was into it for about 5 minutes. the end was like 5 minutes of racing, followed by 10 minutes of yellow flag driving. zzzzzz.
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool. Posts: 31,147
    I am going to disagree with the "too expensive" comment.....

    I am thinking Nascar has more money than GOD...hehehe

    Anyway, you get my point....

    That track should be in A+ condition for that race....Every single year.....

    What happened yesterday is just pure nonsense......

    yeah i know i'm just saying from nascar's perspective they would say it 'cost prohibitive' ;)

    also, drivers don't like racing on new surfaces because the data they collect from practices and races are dependent in part on how the surface of the track affects the car...a new surface every year would piss the drivers off because they couldn't set up their cars properly

    this is all coming from the perspective of the drivers and teams...personally, it should be resurfaced every 3-5 years

    also nascar needs to change their name since those cars aren't anything close to being 'stock' :roll:
  • norm wrote:
    I am going to disagree with the "too expensive" comment.....

    I am thinking Nascar has more money than GOD...hehehe

    Anyway, you get my point....

    That track should be in A+ condition for that race....Every single year.....

    What happened yesterday is just pure nonsense......

    yeah i know i'm just saying from nascar's perspective they would say it 'cost prohibitive' ;)

    also, drivers don't like racing on new surfaces because the data they collect from practices and races are dependent in part on how the surface of the track affects the car...a new surface every year would piss the drivers off because they couldn't set up their cars properly

    this is all coming from the perspective of the drivers and teams...personally, it should be resurfaced every 3-5 years

    also nascar needs to change their name since those cars aren't anything close to being 'stock' :roll:
    I wanted Dale Jr. to run over that car that was in the lead.....

    Whatever it took....
    I wanted to see Dale Jr. win that race.......
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • QuarterToTenQuarterToTen Cincinnati, Ohio Posts: 3,626
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????

    You'd think for the biggest day of the NASCAR season someone, anyone
    would have at least made an attempt to level the playing field.

    what an embarrassment for all involved.

    just kind of reinforces the hillbilly sterotype, unfortunately.
    2 and a half hours later....

    They filled the hole with bondo????

    bondo?????

    Well i guess it beats chewing gum and super glue.

    Maybe they needed the time to go to visit several Home Depot's.
    The race should have been cancelled due to lack of brains.

    Inexcusable.
    Nice shirt.
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool. Posts: 31,147
    I wanted Dale Jr. to run over that car that was in the lead.....

    Whatever it took....
    I wanted to see Dale Jr. win that race.......


    i did too...dude rocketed from 10th in the pack to the front in an instant...but such is life with restricter plate racing...dale didn't have enough power to overtake mcmurray in the final half lap
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    norm wrote:
    I am going to disagree with the "too expensive" comment.....

    I am thinking Nascar has more money than GOD...hehehe

    Anyway, you get my point....

    That track should be in A+ condition for that race....Every single year.....

    What happened yesterday is just pure nonsense......

    yeah i know i'm just saying from nascar's perspective they would say it 'cost prohibitive' ;)

    also, drivers don't like racing on new surfaces because the data they collect from practices and races are dependent in part on how the surface of the track affects the car...a new surface every year would piss the drivers off because they couldn't set up their cars properly

    this is all coming from the perspective of the drivers and teams...personally, it should be resurfaced every 3-5 years

    also nascar needs to change their name since those cars aren't anything close to being 'stock' :roll:
    Safety deal too. Freshly paved tracks are SLICK!!!! takes a race or three to lay down enough rubber to get good grip. But WTF a pothole? Shows that they don't really listen to driver concerns. At least the news is about a pothole and not Danica in a nationwide race!!! :lol:
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,221
    I can't watch the entire race, but i watched the last 40 laps after the restart and once they were finally able to make that mad dash to the finish it was kind of fun to watch.

    Dale Jr seemed to come out of nowhere for that second place finish. I wish he coudl have got along side of him and at least challenged for the fisnish. I forget the guy who won but good for him for hanging in there.
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  • RoughMixRoughMix back of a lorry Posts: 385
    norm wrote:
    I am going to disagree with the "too expensive" comment.....

    I am thinking Nascar has more money than GOD...hehehe

    Anyway, you get my point....

    That track should be in A+ condition for that race....Every single year.....

    What happened yesterday is just pure nonsense......

    yeah i know i'm just saying from nascar's perspective they would say it 'cost prohibitive' ;)

    also, drivers don't like racing on new surfaces because the data they collect from practices and races are dependent in part on how the surface of the track affects the car...a new surface every year would piss the drivers off because they couldn't set up their cars properly

    this is all coming from the perspective of the drivers and teams...personally, it should be resurfaced every 3-5 years

    also nascar needs to change their name since those cars aren't anything close to being 'stock' :roll:
    I wanted Dale Jr. to run over that car that was in the lead.....

    Whatever it took....
    I wanted to see Dale Jr. win that race.......

    Yup, when jr. took off like a rocket I thought it was his daddy come back from the dead.
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  • Jr only needed 2 more turns
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,566
    norm wrote:
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
    Wouldnt you think that track would be resurfaced every year???
    Right before the BIG RACE????

    Doesnt it just make sense?????

    They said on SportsCenter today that the track has not been repaved since 1978 I believe and they were planning on doing it in 2012 but that will probably be bumped up to this offseason. They also said it costs $22 mil. or something like that.
  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    norm wrote:
    6 hours of boredom followed by 2 minutes of excitement


    i couldn't believe the asphalt was coming up...jr said he told nascar to resurface the track last year but they didn't...
    No offense, but I'm sick of what a 30 something guy who goes by junior or june bug has to say. He was never as good as his billing, just lucky to have the last with royalty of the sport.
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    drtyfrnk29 wrote:
    They should have just ended it at 30 to go, with Harvick in the lead. Not a fan of the three attempts to go green white checkered either
    I disagree.....

    Finish the damn race...
    Whatever it takes.....

    I agree finish the race, but as Carl Edwads said, "we know it's their, go around it". I'm sorry it's the biggest race of the year, but lasted way to long.
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  • lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    I think this sport peaked a few years ago, I think it's on the downside, similar to how basketball peaked 80's early 90's. I think for nascar to regain it's form they need rivalries and right now I don't really see any rivalries. It seems the drivers have a dispute at one race, then during the week they call each other and all is forgotten. The fans want rivalries and disputes that carry over for awhile.
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