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LIVE THREAD ~ DAYTONA 500 - NASCAR NEXTEL CUP, SUNDAY 02-18-07 3:15 pm ET on FOX
Jayski ^ | 02-15-07 | Me Jack & Junior

Posted on 02/15/2007 4:39:06 PM PST by WestCoastGal

WELCOME TO THE DAYTONA 500
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DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

HERE'S THE FRONT ROW!



FEBRUARY 18, 2007 ~ 3:15PM ET ON FOX

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR TROOPS IN HARMS WAY. PRAY FOR THEIR SAFETY & GIVE STRENGTH TO THE COMBAT MEDICS WHO TREAT THEM.

EXTRA PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED FOR THOSE AT WALTER REED, BETHESDA, BAMC AND THE NEW INTREPID PHYSICAL REHABILITATION CENTER WHICH IS PART OF BAMC.




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KEYWORDS: cup; daytona; nascar; nextel; wcgnascarthread
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THE STARTING LINEUP...



1 posted on 02/15/2007 4:39:12 PM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal

Late start time this year - maybe I can get my income taxes done beforehand.


2 posted on 02/15/2007 4:40:41 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: All

TV Listings

Fri Feb 16
12:00 am NASCAR Now at Daytona ESPN2
1:00 am The SPEED Report SPEED
4:00 am ESPN Original Movie “3” ESPN2
1:00 pm NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
1:30 pm Nextel Cup Practice Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
3:00 pm Busch Series Qualifying ESPN2

5:00 pm Busch Series Qualifying - Daytona ESPN
6:00 pm NASCAR Now ESPN2
6:00 pm NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
6:30 pm Trackside The Daytona 500 (LIVE) SPEED
7:30 pm Craftsman Truck Series Daytona (LIVE) SPEED

TV Listings

Sat Feb 17
1:00 am NASCAR Now at Daytona ESPN2
1:00 am SPEED Performance Awards SPEED
2:00 am ESPN Original Movie “3” ESPN2
2:00 am Craftsman Truck Series Daytona SPEED

9:00 am NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
10:30 am Nextel Cup Final Practice Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
12:00 pm Busch Series Countdown ESPN2
12:00 pm NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
1:00 pm Busch Series Daytona ESPN2
5:00 pm NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
7:00 pm The SPEED Report Daytona Preview (LIVE) SPEED


TV Listings

Sun Feb 18

9:00 am NASCAR Live! Daytona (LIVE) SPEED
10:00 am NASCAR Now ESPN2

11:00 am NASCAR RaceDay - The Daytona 500 Edition (LIVE) SPEED
1:00 pm Chasing Sunday: The Race to the Cup FOX
2:00 pm Nextel Cup Daytona 500 FOX
7:00 pm The SPEED Report SPEED
8:00 pm NASCAR Victory Lane The Daytona 500 (LIVE) SPEED


3 posted on 02/15/2007 4:46:41 PM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; steveegg; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; ...
PING

Lookie who was at the July Daytona race.


4 posted on 02/15/2007 4:52:19 PM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: WestCoastGal

~sigh~ Flash failed inspection. Car 1 inch too low....will start in 42nd place...


5 posted on 02/15/2007 4:56:35 PM PST by Jrabbit ('scuse me??)
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To: WestCoastGal

If I am first after the ping, am I first?

It would be the FIRST time for me!


6 posted on 02/15/2007 4:56:54 PM PST by fideist (Proud father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: WestCoastGal

YeeHaw! The wait is over!

Let's get to racin'!!


7 posted on 02/15/2007 4:58:04 PM PST by NYTexan (Hey Algore, where's my freakin' global warming???)
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To: Jrabbit
Yes but the pic they put with the article is hilarious.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon's Duels-winning racecar failed post-race inspection on Thursday, dropping the former Daytona 500 winner to a 42nd-place starting spot.

Gordon's car was deemed "close to an inch" too low, according to NASCAR officials, due to the fact that a bolt on the shock fastener was misaligned.

NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said he feels the action was unintentional.

No fines or point deductions will be assessed, according to Pemberton.

"We're sure this wasn't intentional," Pemberton said.

Despite the infraction, Gordon still goes into the record books as the winner.

8 posted on 02/15/2007 4:59:19 PM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: fideist

Almost, you're close, kinda like post race inspection depending.........


9 posted on 02/15/2007 5:00:31 PM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: Jrabbit
~sigh~ Flash failed inspection. Car 1 inch too low....will start in 42nd place...

Gordon's winning car fails Duels inspection

Oh well, maybe he will pit and take two tires at the last caution and have Stremme push him to the front. (We can hope, can't we?)

10 posted on 02/15/2007 5:01:46 PM PST by I want to know
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To: WestCoastGal

Spring is in the air and its time for another year of rooting against my two least favorite drivers.


11 posted on 02/15/2007 5:10:44 PM PST by winodog (We are being set up for bubba and the beast, part two.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Nice lead ins on this thread. Great job lady.

It sure has been a crazy year already.

12 posted on 02/15/2007 5:20:13 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: WestCoastGal

That is one pretty header on the thread. Uh, about that cube.....


13 posted on 02/15/2007 5:23:04 PM PST by don-o (Duncan Hunter for President. Inform yourself. You won't have to hold your nose!)
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To: AGreatPer

Waltrip currently at the mike for Speed calling out the truck qualifying. He's not his bubbly self, but doing OK.


14 posted on 02/15/2007 5:23:33 PM PST by umgud (The profound is only so to those that it is.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks for the ping and the time you and all the others invest into putting together the racing threads. It is much appreciated on this end!


15 posted on 02/15/2007 5:24:04 PM PST by I want to know
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To: WestCoastGal
I have finally made it home. Got to the end of the page on the other thread and noticed there were 239 more posts to go.

I'll never catch up!

16 posted on 02/15/2007 5:47:00 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: Jrabbit; WestCoastGal
WCG, Thanks for da ping! Been a long week already!

Any word on the mis-fire for Flash?

At least he will be in good company at the back! :)

17 posted on 02/15/2007 5:56:15 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Never mind.

Just figured out that the mouse scroll's BOTH ways!

Doh!

18 posted on 02/15/2007 5:59:07 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: Chi-townChief

No rush if you owe... :-)


19 posted on 02/15/2007 6:31:22 PM PST by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: WestCoastGal

Nice to see Jr. close to the front.


20 posted on 02/15/2007 6:33:41 PM PST by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: WestCoastGal; NYTexan; GRRRRR; tubebender; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; michigander; ...
Great, just great! At least I was happy for a while when I heard he won on the radio.

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21 posted on 02/15/2007 6:37:31 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: vox_freedom

ping to 21


22 posted on 02/15/2007 6:38:14 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Nice Rubik cube. lol


23 posted on 02/15/2007 6:42:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: WestCoastGal

Wonderful job WCG! A super way to start the season!

Can we pick now, huh? huh? Can we huh, huh?


24 posted on 02/15/2007 6:47:30 PM PST by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Daytona 500 & Spring Training!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Bummer about the 24 car.

It's a long race, if he has a good car , he'll be up in the front pack by the half way point. just have to avoid the Big One and the rookies..

Just shuffled the driver picks a bit after that tidbit, Thanks!


25 posted on 02/15/2007 6:49:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Honestly, I think it's something a mechanic made a mistake on as he bolted the shocks on during the installation process," Pemberton said.

What a crock. They hand out all these penalities and fines. But Noooooooooooooo, not with good old black haired golden boy. Now you tell me, with all his experience that he doesn't know that he's riding an inch lower?

I am shocked that the others fined and penalized have not spoken up. I say, YET.

OK, that was my rant.

But why wasn't this picked up during inspection?

26 posted on 02/15/2007 7:06:34 PM PST by AGreatPer (I will be there March 17. Will you? Support the troops and their efforts.)
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To: AGreatPer

I'm shaking my head tooo..


27 posted on 02/15/2007 7:09:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: WestCoastGal
And for the second straight year at Daytona NASCAR shows Preferential treatment to thier annointed ones at hendrick Motorsports. ONe has to wonder what Rick Hendrick has on Brian France that allows Hendrick drivers to cheat and cheat and have NASCAR look the other way constantly.

INADVERTANT MY ASS! The bolt was misaligned -- you are going to tell me that the crew of a FOUR TIME CHAMPION and members of the Same Race team as the defending Champion DON'T KNOW HOW TO INSTALL A SHOCK?????????

Sorry - NASCAR set the bar with the Penalties to Kenseth and the Evernham Team on AERODYNAMIC INFRACTIONS. Then they undo everything in one fell swoop by kissing LIL JEFFY's BUTT and telling "oh we are so sorry we caught your team cheating again. It will never happen again Mr. Gordon Sir. Please tell Mr. Hendrick we are sorry to inconvenience him."

28 posted on 02/15/2007 7:15:13 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish
You honestly believe, with all the press reports and added scrutiny, the 24 team would install an "auto-drop" bolt that would lower the car after it passed the pre-race tech inspection?

And how would that bolt know exactly when to drop?

29 posted on 02/15/2007 8:12:27 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: tubebender
So sorry yer grandson didn't make it into the race. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
30 posted on 02/15/2007 9:00:16 PM PST by NYTexan (Hey Algore, where's my freakin' global warming???)
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To: SouthTexas

Both shocks inadvertant?


31 posted on 02/15/2007 9:09:06 PM PST by NYTexan (Hey Algore, where's my freakin' global warming???)
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To: NYTexan
I didn't say that. ;)

Sure seems to be a stretch that both would drop the same. The shocks themselves maybe, but they didn't say that.

Still can't believe they haven't identified MW mystery substance. Talked to an old timer today who's dad 'almost' built the Martinsville track (he couldn't see any future in it). He said they haven't even proved there was a benefit from it.

Don't think I'll make the second race, just about to crash and burn. :(

32 posted on 02/15/2007 9:18:45 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: NYTexan

Hey, we had little snow thingies this morning!


33 posted on 02/15/2007 9:20:27 PM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: SouthTexas

Welcome to my world!

We get them lil' snow flakes by air drop that would put the entire Air Force ta shame!

I'm still waiting for global warming to hit here......I'll be waiting for a long time I think!


34 posted on 02/15/2007 9:28:02 PM PST by NYTexan (Hey Algore, where's my freakin' global warming???)
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To: commish

Nobody has answered my question yet. Why wasn't this picked up on inspection? One inch lower is one inch lower. Dahhh.


35 posted on 02/15/2007 9:43:39 PM PST by AGreatPer (I will be there March 17. Will you? Support the troops and their efforts.)
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To: SouthTexas

I had to wear my old spiked golf shoes to get to my van at the top of the hill. 110 foot driveway was all ice.

Hey, just a few weeks in March I'm going to spring training to watch some games in Florida. I will be coming back for the 17th in DC though.


36 posted on 02/15/2007 9:48:20 PM PST by AGreatPer (I will be there March 17. Will you? Support the troops and their efforts.)
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To: don-o

If Rudy shows up at the race, I guess that I will just bust a blood vessel.


37 posted on 02/16/2007 2:33:24 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: vox_freedom
"Nice to see Jr. close to the front. "

And with an almost wrecked car thank to MW. The team and the driver did a hell of a job to keep that car in contention.

38 posted on 02/16/2007 5:26:46 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: GRRRRR

Yes NOW NOW NOW!! LOL

And you can change your mind up until 5 minutes before the race, but don't cut it too close.


39 posted on 02/16/2007 5:28:30 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: AGreatPer

Thanks Per, it gets harder every week coming up with something new and interesting!! :)

Although Nascar keeps us on our toes here lately. And Yates gave me a good top pic!


40 posted on 02/16/2007 5:33:50 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: don-o

Hey don-o doncha like my cube?? :)


41 posted on 02/16/2007 5:34:33 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: I want to know; NYTexan

Thanks so much for the comment IWTK.......I'm always cruising looking for "stuff" for our threads!!


NYT did the lineup screencaps........I should have given him credit on that!! I was so pooped last night I wasn't thinking straight.

Just on Fox cable....Jeff at the after race news conference interview. They asked about the car failing... He say's "are you serious, that sucks" Then he said something about do I get to start the Daytona 500? He got blindsided by that question because he didn't know the car failed inspection. He was actually shocked. [no pun intended]


42 posted on 02/16/2007 5:40:12 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: NYTexan; AGreatPer
Thank you NO. That's why I live here!!!!!

But thanks to global warming we had ice this morning and with a frozen faucet, I had to go back and forth for water to thaw it out.

It just ain't natural! ;)

43 posted on 02/16/2007 5:43:26 AM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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To: AGreatPer

Per, yeah it's amazing...we either got a MORON installing shocks or somebody in tech mismeasured or there's some magic bolt jiggymabob that undid itself and realigned itself at 190 mph during the race.

The Yahoo story said a fastener BROKE?...the whole thing stinks.

It would be MUCH EASIER if NASCAR would PUBLISH their super secret rule book to the public. Then, we could ALL see the rules.


44 posted on 02/16/2007 5:45:14 AM PST by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Daytona 500 & Spring Training!)
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To: SouthTexas

We have ice outside as well and it's darn cold. Even the dog didn't want to do his long walk......he just about pulled me back to the house!!


45 posted on 02/16/2007 5:45:41 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: WestCoastGal
-4 Degrees F at my house right NOW!

I am going to watch the two races on tape this AM...

Did you see Flash's reaction at the post race conference when a reporter told him his car flunked? "You've GOT to be kidding me, that sucks"...

46 posted on 02/16/2007 5:54:44 AM PST by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Daytona 500 & Spring Training!)
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To: GRRRRR

Yes I saw that, I posted above he looked "shocked" LOL


47 posted on 02/16/2007 6:03:33 AM PST by WestCoastGal (NO MORE MR NICE GUY!! 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE)
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To: WestCoastGal

Go Tony Go!!


48 posted on 02/16/2007 6:07:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: WestCoastGal
I forgot to thank you for all that you do to make the races so much more interesting.
49 posted on 02/16/2007 6:10:04 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: GRRRRR; AGreatPer

Hydraulics!


50 posted on 02/16/2007 6:20:13 AM PST by SouthTexas (It's race time again!)
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