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#1 rembrat


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

Pack racing is back. Hallelujah.

#2 czar


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

I, for one, am super-excited to watch 3/4 of the field wreck themselves out of the 500 next weekend!

#3 czar


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

NASCAR. Best drivers in the world.*

(except the whole 94 crashed cars in the last week thing).

#4 rembrat


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

Quiet, czar. This is going to rock.

#5 Dehere

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

Daytona 500 about to be postponed until 7pm tonight.

#6 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

PRAISE TEBOW

#7 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm so happy it's getting moved to tonight. My 4 year old is big into cars and racing (thanks Cars movie) and he was all excited to watch the race with me yesterday and was completely crushed when it got rained out. He's going to be psyched when I get home tonight and tell him it's on. I threw a little money on Jamie McMurray and Greg Biffle to win too (+2250 to win on each) to give myself my first rooting interest since the Intimdator died.

#8 Greg29fan


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

FYI it poured again at DIS about 20 mins ago and they lost the track again. Has to be completely dried again and there are more showers/storms around.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

FYI it poured again at DIS about 20 mins ago and they lost the track again. Has to be completely dried again and there are more showers/storms around.

That's discouraging. Greg, are you down there?

#10 Greg29fan


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

No but all the NASCAR media was reporting it on Twitter. It didn't rain for very long but they all said they lost the track in the period when it was raining.

#11 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

I will not be a happy camper if I don't get to hear DW shout 'boogity, boogity, boogity' tonight.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

This is gonna be a crazy fricking race. It was going to be nuts in the afternoon, with the race being held at night, the cars will be driving better and the engine temps shouldn't be an issue like they were Thursday, so the pack is going to be tight together. It's going to be who can survive and then put themselves in a position to win with 5 laps left.

#13 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

Anyone know what channel this is going to be on when it does air? I can't find it now on 4,5 or 7, and my son is about to lose his mind.

#14 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

Never mind, just found it on fox.

#15 PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

OK. That took all of 2 laps.

#16 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

Sadler gets the 1st tardcap of the night. Its lap 2 moron, back off it.

#17 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Yep. Jimmy Johnson out, as is defending champ, Trevor Bayne, Kurt Busch and David Ragan. Looked for a second that the field was going to get passed Johnson clean, and then Danica got into it behind the scene (not really her fault, nowhere to go) and it caused the remaining cars to get into it. Of course, I started Kurt Busch and David Ragan on my fantasy team today. My remaining drivers are Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman. I'd bet against their chances right now if i could.

#18 Greg29fan


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

the entire outside line was pushing too tight together, ridiculous to be doing this again. they haven't learned a thing.

#19 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing the entire field wreck leaving a two man race between McMurray and Biffle. I can root for that, right?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Danica's car didn't even make it to her first commercial.

And now a second yellow. Flat tire for Newman.

#21 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

That middle lane is the quickest way to the back.

#22 derekson

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

The green track really seems to be hurting the outside line. They just can't make up any ground right now.

#23 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

The green track really seems to be hurting the outside line. They just can't make up any ground right now.


Do you think that's what is? Seems like all the faster cars have decided to run single file. Probably a lot safety decision at this point.

#24 derekson

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

I think as the track rubbers in, the outside line will get stronger later in the race.

Basically right now, the track has so much grip that the guys on the inside are able to hold their cars down lower to the tighter radius without scrubbing off any speed, so the outside lane doesn't gain an advantage from not having to hit that tighter radius but having to run a longer distance each lap.

Edited by derekson, 27 February 2012 - 08:01 PM.


#25 derekson

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

But hey once two guys get bumper to bumper outside they were able to pass at least.

#26 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Yea, no one was pushing.

#27 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

This is nothing more than a bunch of guys literally whittling down laps and doing some homework. At any time, two cars can hook up nose to tail and blow passed the leaders, but it's not necessary at the moment. One of the great things about NASCAR is the announcers really do a good job of explaining what's happening to the layperson viewer. I don't think Daytona, since the advent of pack racing/restrictor plates has really favored an outside or inside lane, it's just a matter of which guys handle the draft the best and timing. This is currently all about keeping your car in one piece and figuring out your strategy for the last 20-30 laps or so.

#28 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ahh, the debris on the track caution flag that inexplicably seems to come out only when the field is spread out and the race is about to become boring. Pack them back in again boys.

Edited by Deathofthebambino, 27 February 2012 - 08:18 PM.


#29 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

201.

Things are about to get stupid.

#30 Ed Hillel


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Bye bye Jeff.

#31 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Jeff Gordon just blew up. Was complaining earlier that he didn't have any power. It was a backup car after his big wreck in the shootout.

#32 derekson

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

Outside lane seems to be working better now, they're coming close to the leader without anyone really pushing bumper to bumper now.

#33 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

How amazing is it that these guys are doing 200mph and they notice a guy in front of them sticking his hand out the window and have the wherewithall to get around him immediately and the guys behind that guy know to follow the guy in front of them. It's really fucking impressive stuff.

#34 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:42 PM

I dont think I've heard Kyle's name all night.

#35 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Might see some racing here to see who can get that halfway bonus money. 200k on the line.

#36 Ed Hillel


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Ridiculous save and then gets stuck in the mud.

lol

#37 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Might see some racing here to see who can get that halfway bonus money. 200k on the line.


Or commericals.

#38 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:54 PM

This is absurd. I want to see the race!

#39 Ed Hillel


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:54 PM

Might see some racing here to see who can get that halfway bonus money. 200k on the line.


Well, we just saw a wreck because of it apparently.

#40 Ed Hillel


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

First 5 consecutive? What if that never happens?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

"The blue Deuce" is such an awesome monicker.

#42 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

I wish I could just fast forward to the last 40 laps or so. I have a feeling the end of this race is going to be completely insane. These guys all want it so bad and they are just going to explode when they can finally start getting after it.

#43 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

Tony Stewart has luck on his side so far tonight. Earlier when he pitted by himself a debris caution quickly came out and allowed him to join the pack.

#44 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

No need to worry about "Wild Thing" gentlemen, you'll know he's around in about 30 minutes when it actually matters.

#45 derekson

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

Earnhardt and Harvick cut through the front of the pack pretty quick there. They should both be factors before this is over.

#46 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

Possible rain in the near future. Things is aboutst to getst interesting.

#47 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Ha. These guys always have Junior as a contender. It's not going to happen.

#48 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

Earnhardt and Harvick cut through the front of the pack pretty quick there. They should both be factors before this is over.


They really are so smooth when it comes to drafting. It's really cool watching some of the drivers that really know what they are doing in the draft versus the guys that don't (Montoya, Ambrose...). Earnhardt, Harvick, Biffle, Martin, Kenseth are all fantastic drafters...Even some lesser known drivers like McMurray and Kahne will start showing up in the front too.

#49 rembrat


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

Christ what the hell happened to Juan Pablo?

#50 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

Holy shit. That's a first.