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Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500
sbnation.com ^

Posted on 02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST by Perdogg

Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap.

The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the second caution of the 500 -- the first was a debris caution just before the crash.

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1 posted on 02/24/2013 1:44:53 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Wait. That was a race? I thought they were playing follow the leader. NASCAR sure knows how to screw up a great sport.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 1:48:13 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Perdogg
Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap.

Is she sounding like Big Ears blaming everyone but herself for not winning? ( Just an observation by someone who watches little of this ) Maybe I have it all wrong.

3 posted on 02/24/2013 1:49:27 PM PST by Digger
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To: Digger

I agree, she needs to work on her sportsmanship!


4 posted on 02/24/2013 1:52:07 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Digger

That final lap “dance” can be tough...


5 posted on 02/24/2013 1:57:27 PM PST by mikrofon (Jockeying for Position)
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To: Yogafist

Yeah, not much excitement with the new Gen 6 car...mostly everybody ran a single top lane, but JJ did win from the bottom with Jr and Martin pushing.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST by umgud
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To: Digger

Back in the sixties I watched stock car racing. Even bought a 67 satellite to match Petty’s car.

Now all the cars are the same and none of them are STOCK cars. Not interested.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 2:00:49 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg
I didn't think Danica was ready for Sprint, based on finishing 17th in Nationwide last year.

She proved me wrong.

8 posted on 02/24/2013 2:02:32 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Perdogg

I missed Danica’s post race interview. I thought she drove a good race, obviously she had a great car and just was in the wrong lane on the last lap.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 2:05:26 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Perdogg

Boring race. I didn’t think Danica said anything wrong. She needed help to win and never got it. She drove a good race.

The best moment of the race is when Kyle blew his engine. I hope it’s a sign of a bad season to come for him.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 2:07:17 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: martinidon
she needs to work on her sportsmanship!

Be more like Stewart, Junior, Kyle and Kurt Busch?

11 posted on 02/24/2013 2:13:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Perdogg

How ‘Bout them Cowboys....oh wait, wrong Jimmy Johnson.....nevermind.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 2:14:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Digger

No. Classy post race comments.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 2:14:40 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Perdogg

14 posted on 02/24/2013 2:18:05 PM PST by South40
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To: Perdogg
Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap.

She didn't cause the wreak? She wasn't even in the wreak?

Amazing!

15 posted on 02/24/2013 2:43:14 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Digger

I just caught a bit about her getting shuffled into the middle lane and getting hung out. I think she was commenting about Ryan Newman. Not a good thing to be dissing a teammate if I heard it right.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 2:47:26 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
Video of the last lap

Danica hung behind Biffle while Jr, Mark Martin and others were on the inside moving up

17 posted on 02/24/2013 3:10:09 PM PST by deport
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To: Perdogg

Amazing! They mispelled almost the entire headline. Should read “Danica Patrick finished 8th in 2013 Daytona 500”


18 posted on 02/24/2013 3:16:53 PM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: Digger
Video of Danica Patrick interview

About a minute long. Listen and in my opinion she hasn't got the interview down just yet. After a few races she'll do better I'd guess.

19 posted on 02/24/2013 3:18:27 PM PST by deport
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To: Yogafist
NASCAR sure knows how to screw up a great sport.

YES! let's go back to the 1959 rules when Petty won by 2 laps!

20 posted on 02/24/2013 3:23:45 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Perdogg

Jimmy Johnson??? Didn’t he race Pontiac’s back in the 60’s when I was a kid?


21 posted on 02/24/2013 4:04:16 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: cyclotic

Which is odd considering there wasn’t anyone else driving today. I thought she’d do better.


22 posted on 02/24/2013 4:07:33 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Perdogg

Did anyone else catch the mistake by the “start your engines” guy? He said, “Drivers and Danica, start your engines”. What, Danica isn’t a driver? If he had said Gentlemen instead of Drivers, it would have been correct.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 4:23:05 PM PST by Veggie Todd (That's some bad hat, Harry.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

so she would have done worse if the crash did not happen?


24 posted on 02/24/2013 4:25:09 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Yogafist

this is even more boring to watch than drag racing or golf. but, as a conservative, i am capable of letting others enjoy it even if i don’t without being offended or wanting to ban it.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 4:37:50 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: longtermmemmory

Like the US military, women have no business doing some things they are not cut out to do, and driving a car 150 miles an hour is not one of them. If women were meant to race with men dykes would have infiltrated the sport years ago. If Patrick continues to race she will end up getting hurt bad.

As far as loudmouth Jimmy Johnson winning it, when he wins 3 more he’s caught up to Richard Petty.


26 posted on 02/24/2013 5:10:04 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Jemian

Why aren’t you working on your spelling homework?


27 posted on 02/24/2013 8:33:06 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

Because I got kicked out of Language Arts. Wasn’t it Mark Twain who said that it is a dull person (pearson?) who only knows one way to spell (spiel?) a word?

You’re right, I was wrong.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 9:25:46 PM PST by Jemian
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To: NKP_Vet
As far as loudmouth Jimmy Johnson winning it, when he wins 3 more he’s caught up to Richard Petty.

Who is better than Johnson in the present era?

29 posted on 02/25/2013 12:56:47 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: NKP_Vet

The only reason I watched the race was to pull AGAINST Danica.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 6:06:58 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Perdogg

I missed most of the race (took my eldest to select baseball tryouts), but caught the end. That was a heck of a move by Earnhardt Jr. and co. to push to the front right at the end. Patrick, of whom I’m led to believe ran a very disciplined and solid race, simply got caught in the wrong line when the jump occurred — felt more old-school in that respect, seeing one line or the other just hung out to dry with no chance of getting back in.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:26 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: NKP_Vet
If women were meant to race with men dykes would have infiltrated the sport years ago

I don't know, there were 35 guys suckin her gas fumes........maybe they were homos and didn't belong out there either......LOL!

32 posted on 02/25/2013 6:21:30 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

She’ll never win a NASCAR race and her piss-poor driving on the last lap proves it. She neeeds to go back home and get the beer cold for the men. That was the worst Daytona 500 I have ever watched. Anybody’s race at the end and Patrick could not hang with the big boys. The majority of the racers had already crashed and she still couldn’t take advantage of it. And just like women in combat, a man will end up dying so she can live. Mark it down.


33 posted on 02/25/2013 8:50:11 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: ohioman
The only reason I watched the race was to pull AGAINST Danica.

Must have been a rather disappointing day for you.

34 posted on 02/25/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: NKP_Vet
She’ll never win a NASCAR race and her piss-poor driving on the last lap proves it

I suppose you'd have pulled down in front of an oncoming Earnhardt and caused another major pileup. Biffle was smart enough not to do it either.

35 posted on 02/25/2013 11:40:06 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Why in the hell would I be disappointed. The liberal “hear me roar” chick came in 8th place and not 1st.


36 posted on 02/25/2013 1:26:49 PM PST by ohioman
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To: ohioman
Why in the hell would I be disappointed.

She didn't crash, didn't cause a crash, while finishing in the top 10, well in front of some former 500 winners and former NASCAR champions.

37 posted on 02/25/2013 1:59:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You obviously like the little liberal chick.


38 posted on 02/25/2013 4:38:04 PM PST by ohioman
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To: ohioman
What's not to like?


39 posted on 02/25/2013 4:53:55 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Rebelbase

So should I also like like liberal Hollywood women just because they look good?

Danica might be pretty, but give me a pretty conservative woman over her.


40 posted on 02/25/2013 5:02:25 PM PST by ohioman
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You obviously like the little liberal chick.

I don't know or care what her politics are. She is a skilled race car driver. You are obviously a misogynist.

41 posted on 02/25/2013 5:44:08 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

No need to be a smart ass. I hate liberals and I do care what a person’s politics are - like almost everyone elsed on FR.


42 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:07 PM PST by ohioman
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No need to be a smart ass. "You obviously like the little liberal chick."

Just reciprocating. Patrick is a Roman Catholic like quite a few FReepers. Does that bother you also?

Do you care about the politics of all professional athletes?

43 posted on 02/25/2013 8:11:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Some of my ancestors were Catholic (though I am not) and I actually like the current Pope. Anyway, how in the hell did that get dragged into the equation? I like conservative Catholics. What a silly question.I also care about everyone’s politics as it tells me what kind of person they really are. BTW - I also detest Dale Jr. Much more than Danica since he is against someone having or displaying the Rebel Flag.


44 posted on 02/25/2013 8:28:54 PM PST by ohioman
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To: ohioman
how in the hell did that get dragged into the equation?

The same way you dragged liberal into NASCAR drivers.

I like conservative Catholics

They are a minority. http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2012/11/most-catholics-vote-for-obama-but-latinos-and-whites-divided/

I also care about everyone’s politics

Then tell me the politics of all 43 participants in the Daytona 500.

45 posted on 02/25/2013 8:50:10 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You just love picking a fight don’t you. I’ll pick at libs until the day I die. Afterall, this is a political website.


46 posted on 02/26/2013 4:32:06 AM PST by ohioman
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To: ohioman
I've never heard anyone call Danica a liberal before. Did she start driving the AARP car or something?
47 posted on 02/26/2013 4:42:54 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: McGruff

She tries to keep it low key, but she is no doubt a lib. When asked by a reporter about her thoughts on Obama’s contraception mandate.

“I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.”


48 posted on 02/26/2013 5:45:58 AM PST by ohioman
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this is a political website I’ll pick at libs until the day I die.

Tell me the politics of all 43 participants in the Daytona 500.

You just love picking a fight don’t you.

I like exposing phonies and misogynists.

49 posted on 02/26/2013 10:10:15 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

What about me is phony? Just because I don’t like someone does not make me a phony. I also love CONSERVATIVE women as I have three of them in my family - Wife and 2 daughters. What the hell is your problem dude?


50 posted on 02/26/2013 10:17:59 AM PST by ohioman
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