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Old 02-08-2011, 02:50 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Gimme the sound of 43 800-plus horsepower monsters, the smell of unburnt hydrocarbons and burning rubber, the sight of the field coming to take the green flag...

Yeah, Baby!!
I wish they'd kill the restrictor plates so they were actually making 800HP at Daytona
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Ihave to say after watchig some of the 24hrs raqce ;I am excited to see daytona this year. I actaully just started watchig NACAR after years of waqtching other racing . My wife even loves it. Other than that its MotoGP and some Sedan series for meas I love the actual racing often missing now days with highdown force in mnay racing series.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Can't wait for F1 to start! Bahrain baby!
I like it also, but you have to laugh heartily that regenerative braking is back. These are race cars that get 4 mpg average. So we are saving the world's fuel supply with regen. braking? Only the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone could bring that nonsense back again. They claim they looking for ways to reduce the cost of the sport? In need of a brain transplant anyone?
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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Fridaqy nite shoulf be interestign to see how the track has changed for the teams.O F1 I might go when the track is in austin but really not that interested except to see the cars as racing where the top four only pass i the pits turned me off a few years ago to actual racing.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Great to see Dale Jr win the pole for the 500 (and the Shootout). Maybe his Daddy is looking down and Jr's luck will change. I know there are a lot of Jr haters out there, but I for one would like to see the guy get a few wins this year.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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What do you all think about the "double-yellow-line-rule"?

Hamlin was penalized for passing below the double yellow, giving the win to Kurt Busch in the Shootout.

Some drivers think that after turn 4 of the last lap, NASCAR should have the attitude of anything goes.

Had this been the 500, this type of controversy would not been good for NASCAR.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Great to see Dale Jr win the pole for the 500 (and the Shootout). Maybe his Daddy is looking down and Jr's luck will change. I know there are a lot of Jr haters out there, but I for one would like to see the guy get a few wins this year.
Almost forgot to give 'props' to my boy Jeff Gordon on starting on the front row with Jr!

Of course it doesn't matter much where you start in the 500.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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This will be the WORST 500 EVER, 2 car draft, they will all blow up before the 500 mile mark
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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This will be the WORST 500 EVER, 2 car draft, they will all blow up before the 500 mile mark
As long as your the third place driver coming out of turn four on the last lap, then you have a pretty good chance to win.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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As long as your the third place driver coming out of turn four on the last lap, then you have a pretty good chance to win.
Yep last straightaway as long as you still have an engine. I thought last years 500 was bad, thinking this one will top it. Now there even tinkering with the restrictor size and the radiators. With 6 days to go, still making changes! Gonna spell disaster...
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