The Daytona 500????

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  • Wish my man Dale woulda won ... nice start to the season for him!
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    Wish my man Dale woulda won ... nice start to the season for him!

    he's my man :lol: I think he will win a race or two this year and end his drought.
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    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • It's awesome To see that 17 win. And a great run by Biffle as well.

    I actually don't mind Junior that much, I have more respect for him then I did for his dad. Junior at least admits when he is in the wrong. But when you listen to him talk to his crew on the radio compared to other top runners, you get the impression he just doesn't know the car inside at out. Especially when comparing to Carl Edwards, Kenseth, Biffle, both Busch brothers, Gordon, Johnson to name a few. Those guys just no those cars inside and out and what every adjustment will do.

    I've said it a million times, Junior is fast only when he is in a fast car. He can't take a average car and get it up front. But hey he attracts fans and sponsors, so he will always have a top ride.


    Now can we get rid of a few stupid rules i'll be happy... Lucky Dog rule, the top 35 rule. No provisional should be allowed. Bring back 2nd day qualifying and take the 43 quickest cars.
    E. Lansing-98 Columbus-00,03,10 Detroit-00,03 (1&2),06, 14 Cleveland-03,06,10 Toledo-04, Grand Rapids-04,06 London-05, Toronto-05, Indianapolis 10, East Troy (1&2) 11, Chicago 13, Detroit 14

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    Wish my man Dale woulda won ... nice start to the season for him!

    he's my man :lol: I think he will win a race or two this year and end his drought.


    he's my choice....




























    for most over rated driver on the circuit. :P
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    It's awesome To see that 17 win. And a great run by Biffle as well.

    I actually don't mind Junior that much, I have more respect for him then I did for his dad. Junior at least admits when he is in the wrong. But when you listen to him talk to his crew on the radio compared to other top runners, you get the impression he just doesn't know the car inside at out. Especially when comparing to Carl Edwards, Kenseth, Biffle, both Busch brothers, Gordon, Johnson to name a few. Those guys just no those cars inside and out and what every adjustment will do.

    I've said it a million times, Junior is fast only when he is in a fast car. He can't take a average car and get it up front. But hey he attracts fans and sponsors, so he will always have a top ride.


    Now can we get rid of a few stupid rules i'll be happy... Lucky Dog rule, the top 35 rule. No provisional should be allowed. Bring back 2nd day qualifying and take the 43 quickest cars.


    i agree with all of this except teh lucky dog.
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    Flagg wrote:
    This has become a war of attrition.


    i lost...feel asleep just after they restarted the race.
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    so why do they keep saying everyone hates the two car tandem racing that we saw last year? i thought that shit was fun. this single file pack racing is for the birds.
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  • 81 wrote:
    so why do they keep saying everyone hates the two car tandem racing that we saw last year? i thought that shit was fun. this single file pack racing is for the birds.

    The average viewer likes to see big wrecks. Honestly they do. If every plate race was like that make up at Talladega years ago where they went without a caution, you would hear everyone bitch that they are boring.

    I thought the 2 car stuff was more interesting then the pack racing. But I come from the background of being around and building race cars, and i realize how much money and work goes into one. When I see a wreck that takes out multiple cars i just cringe.

    I prefer to see guys drive the freaking cars. Like it was intended. Pull off the plates, and get rid of all the down force, and make them use their brakes and things would be interesting. But it would end up a larger version of Michigan or California. And people don't like that, even though I've scene some really good races at those tracks.

    I'd like to see a couple 1 mile races at tracks like Iowa and phoenix, and another two 1/2 mile tracks.
    E. Lansing-98 Columbus-00,03,10 Detroit-00,03 (1&2),06, 14 Cleveland-03,06,10 Toledo-04, Grand Rapids-04,06 London-05, Toronto-05, Indianapolis 10, East Troy (1&2) 11, Chicago 13, Detroit 14

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    I prefer to see guys drive the freaking cars. Like it was intended. Pull off the plates, and get rid of all the down force, and make them use their brakes and things would be interesting.

    i like the idea of using brakes. :lol:

    i'm ok with the downforce...the thing i don't like, is we currently have a spec race and on these big tracks, it's put the pedal to the floor and cruise. i'd like to see them race "real" cars. let the teams put on different noses, and bodies. bring the creativity back and reward teams for trying new stuff vs. this cookie cutter approach that makes most races a snoozefest.

    outside of the fire, that was one of the most boring daytona 500's ever.
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  • 81 wrote:
    I prefer to see guys drive the freaking cars. Like it was intended. Pull off the plates, and get rid of all the down force, and make them use their brakes and things would be interesting.

    i like the idea of using brakes. :lol:

    i'm ok with the downforce...the thing i don't like, is we currently have a spec race and on these big tracks, it's put the pedal to the floor and cruise. i'd like to see them race "real" cars. let the teams put on different noses, and bodies. bring the creativity back and reward teams for trying new stuff vs. this cookie cutter approach that makes most races a snoozefest.

    outside of the fire, that was one of the most boring daytona 500's ever.

    The drawback is you'd be back to 1 or 2 cars in contention for a win each week. And the rest just out "riding" around.
    E. Lansing-98 Columbus-00,03,10 Detroit-00,03 (1&2),06, 14 Cleveland-03,06,10 Toledo-04, Grand Rapids-04,06 London-05, Toronto-05, Indianapolis 10, East Troy (1&2) 11, Chicago 13, Detroit 14

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    81 wrote:
    I prefer to see guys drive the freaking cars. Like it was intended. Pull off the plates, and get rid of all the down force, and make them use their brakes and things would be interesting.

    i like the idea of using brakes. :lol:

    i'm ok with the downforce...the thing i don't like, is we currently have a spec race and on these big tracks, it's put the pedal to the floor and cruise. i'd like to see them race "real" cars. let the teams put on different noses, and bodies. bring the creativity back and reward teams for trying new stuff vs. this cookie cutter approach that makes most races a snoozefest.

    outside of the fire, that was one of the most boring daytona 500's ever.

    The drawback is you'd be back to 1 or 2 cars in contention for a win each week. And the rest just out "riding" around.

    it would defiantly split the field up...but it wouldn't be one or two cars. gotta figure all of X brand cars would have an advantage. as it stands now, my desire to watch is getting lower and lower by the year. i used to watch the first half of the season, now it's a race here and their with the decline starting when the went with the COT.
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  • I don't think the COT bothers me, or common templates. The announcers drive me nuts, and the 2:1 ratio of commercials to race footage. Also all the stupid rules to make sure the top guys have a change to get back into the race drives me nuts.

    I watch a lot of late model and sprint car racing on dirt, everyone practically shows up with the same equipment, and those are great races.
    E. Lansing-98 Columbus-00,03,10 Detroit-00,03 (1&2),06, 14 Cleveland-03,06,10 Toledo-04, Grand Rapids-04,06 London-05, Toronto-05, Indianapolis 10, East Troy (1&2) 11, Chicago 13, Detroit 14

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,304
    The announcers drive me nuts,

    darrell waltrip is the absolute worst :evil:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    imalive wrote:
    The announcers drive me nuts,

    darrell waltrip is the absolute worst :evil:

    boogity boogity boogity
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    didn't want to start a new thread just for this, but Congrats to my fav driver in winning is first race in 4 years. Way to go #88! :mrgreen:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,569
    edited February 10
    Sooooo…I’m going to this thing next weekend…in a pretty insane situation with VIP access to garages, pits and all that. Thinking it’s gonna be a good time

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,503
    Heck yes, that is badass
      Take a few pics for us to see what sort of shit you observe there on the Redneck Riviera
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,569
    Heck yes, that is badass
      Take a few pics for us to see what sort of shit you observe there on the Redneck Riviera
    Yessir. Will do. Should be quite the experience. Pretty pumped 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,503
    Yeah I'm sure there will be a lot of good stuff
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,304
    cliffy is big time.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,569
    Wobbie said:
    cliffy is big time.
    For the record, a lot of the shit I get to do is all very surprising to me too
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,503
    Wobbie said:
    cliffy is big time.
    For the record, a lot of the shit I get to do is all very surprising to me too
    Wobbie gets to live vicariously through his friends.  👋 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,304
    Wobbie said:
    cliffy is big time.
    For the record, a lot of the shit I get to do is all very surprising to me too
    Wobbie gets to live vicariously through his friends.  👋 
    no doubt, I live vicariously through 1%er F’me.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,503
    Wobbie said:
    Wobbie said:
    cliffy is big time.
    For the record, a lot of the shit I get to do is all very surprising to me too
    Wobbie gets to live vicariously through his friends.  👋 
    no doubt, I live vicariously through 1%er F’me.
    Ha.  I still need to fly you out for a visit....my gate and stairs are still in need of your help!
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    This is on today MONDAY!!!  It got moved baby.  NASCAR and work!!
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,359
    Having full paddock access is awesome for any motor sport. I have had it twice for F1 and it is insane.  NASCAR? FIrst ten laps and last ten laps are exciting. It's the three+ hours in between that are tedious. I will watch a bit today since its a holiday and I am being lazy.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,569
    So yeah, went to Daytona this weekend for full access and didn’t see a single race car running. Still a blast of a weekend, but yeah, pretty bummed it was pushed back and ended up switching my flight and coming home last night instead of this morning. Couldn’t push it one more day between the family and work
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    There's the big wreck with 8 laps to go. Thought Logano might have a good shot at winning, but that ain't happening now. Probably Chastain's race to lose now.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,359
    Last ten laps of NASCAR are always exciting, but I found this ending to be disappointing. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,304
    death, taxes and a wreck in the final 10 laps….
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
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