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Old 07-04-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I rather enjoy seeing someone new getting a win each week. But man I though Jr was going to get within 5 or 10 only to get slammed in that last wreck. I was totally surprised Jeff G finished as well as he did after all the BS he'd been involved in throughout the race.
Seems like #20 caused more wrecks than should be allowed. Looked very unprofessional to me.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Well that sucked.
I'm just done with this tandem racing . Dale Jr. went off about the tandem racing style and I definitely agree with him.

Frustrated Dale Earnhardt Jr. vents following Daytona race - ESPN
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Really id you watched they all got reckless because of it pretty much beig required to wi if you were not leading. The getttig to the side oto break the leaders up was what was done to pass.Even Martin sdaid he made a mistake i clearance when he cut down to fraft with Lagono. Most wrecks I saw were a result of racing . I really don't care for the traielr rqacig ;myself.It was Kyle Bush who Gordaon was draftig with who foud the hole at the last and Gordon gave him credit.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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I'm just done with this tandem racing . Dale Jr. went off about the tandem racing style and I definitely agree with him.

Frustrated Dale Earnhardt Jr. vents following Daytona race - ESPN
Jr is right, there is no way to make a move at the end. For instance, supposedly there were "team orders" for the 24 to push the 5 to victory if they had the opportunity. With the race drawing down, the 5 was pushing the 24 and they had no time to switch...if they did they would been in the back of the field (which may not have been too bad seeing that both cars were involved in wrecks later anyway - with only the 24 able to recover a 6th place finish).
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Really id you watched they all got reckless because of it pretty much beig required to wi if you were not leading. The getttig to the side oto break the leaders up was what was done to pass.Even Martin sdaid he made a mistake i clearance when he cut down to fraft with Lagono. Most wrecks I saw were a result of racing . I really don't care for the traielr rqacig ;myself.It was Kyle Bush who Gordaon was draftig with who foud the hole at the last and Gordon gave him credit.
Before Gordon's wreck/spin/recover, he and Martin were coming on strong, with Jeff finding holes and Mark hanging on. That actually was pretty cool to watch.

I don't see how NASCAR can stop tandem racing, unless they make a major change to the cars, especially how the front/rear bumpers line up.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:07 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I don't see how NASCAR can stop tandem racing, unless they make a major change to the cars, especially how the front/rear bumpers line up.[/quote]

With Jr actually complaining NASCAR just might make some changes.
Don't want to upset the driver with the most fans.

Carl Edwards complains that the cars have too much downforce making passing very difficult but nobody in NASCAR cares what Carl thinks.
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