Skip to comments.Nascar: 2010 Speedweek Schedule - Budweiser Shootout ~ Feb 6th 8:10pm SPEED + Qual & Duel Races
Posted on 01/25/2010 12:57:25 PM PST by WestCoastGal
Ready to start MY ENGINE!
I love the smell of fuel and aromatic hydrocarbons wafting from the track. Let's swap paint and go racing!
I can’t wait!! there’s so much new this year.
We will eventually be rid of the wing. The no bumpdrafting rule has been eliminated by Nascar and the restrictor plate is a bit bigger to give the cars a bit more speed because of a few tweaks to the car.
There’s an age-old saying in NASCAR: ‘If you ain’t rubbing, you ain’t racing,’” NASCAR president Mike Helton said Thursday. I think that’s what the NASCAR fan, the NASCAR stakeholders all bought into, and all expect.”
The first change will be evident when the season opens next month at Daytona International Speedway, where restrictions on bump-drafting will be lifted and horsepower will be increased by the use of the largest restrictor plate since 1989. NASCAR slowly had been tightening its tolerance on bumping at Daytona and Talladega - the two biggest and fastest tracks in the series, where the horsepower-sapping restrictor plates are used to control speeds - and it graduated into an outright ban issued the morning of the November race at Talladega. The edict sucked the drama out of what’s typically one of the most exciting races of the year, and it was the final straw for many race fans who had grown tired of watered-down racing.
Even some drivers publicly complained, criticism that is usually frowned upon in NASCAR.
Let us RACE,” Denny Hamlin tweeted after the Talladega drivers meeting, later adding, We signed up to drive our cars. Not be told how to.”
He’s getting his wish.
We will put it back in the hands of drivers, and we will say ‘Boys, have at it and have a good time,’” vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said Thursday.
The yellow out-of-bounds line that circles the bottom of those two tracks will remain, and Pemberton said the majority of drivers did not want that removed.
Another change coming this year will be an eventual switch from the rear wing to a spoiler on the back of the car, a design change that should both positively affect downforce and the aesthetic look that race fans prefer.
Also on tap is an organizational restructuring. The most prominent shuffle is the promotion of longtime Sprint Cup Series director John Darby into an oversight position, and NASCAR actively is looking for his replacement in a role that is effectively the top cop of the garage
I think we’re all ready - just need them to drop the green. :)
Rolex 24 Hours is this weekend - Prototypes, Porsches, BMWs, Ferrari, Mazdas, even two Camaros this year. On through the night, in the rain, and around the clock. It’s a blast.
Great Start....love the color!!
I just realized that I have to be in CA on Monday morning 2/14...was IDIOT thinking about flying on SUNDAY!! DUH!!
Not any more!
24 4 Evah!!!
Try getting out of Orlando.
I’m coming back to San Diego on Mondsy afternoon.
Getting flights in and out of Datona is a bitch.
I love the smell of racing fuel in the afternoon. It smells like.... victory! (My apologies to Robert Duvall).
7am Start of DAYTONA 5k Run and Funwalk
7:30am Garages Open
9am Sprint FANZONE Opens
9am Rock Wall & Power Jump in Sprint FANZONE
9am Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition Display in Sprint FANZONE
9am-1pm Go Kart Raceway by Daytona Lagoon - Fresh from Florida Activity Zone
10am-6pm DAYTONA 500 Experience Open
10am-12am Carnival Rides Open
11am Grandstand Gates Open
11am Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition Laps on Track
11:30am Rolex Series Driver Meeting in Gatorade Victory Lane
12pm Champions Club Laps on Track
12:15pm Rolex Series Driver Autograph Session in Sprint FANZONE
1pm-12am Hospitality Areas Open - Champions Club and Suites
2:15pm Rolex Series Driver Introductions
3pm Pre-Race Ceremonies on Pit Road
3:30pm Green Flag 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona
4pm-6pm Chili Tasting Open to Spectators in the Fresh From Florida Activity Zone
6pm-8pm Wine & Cheese Party in Fresh From Florida Activity Zone
6:30pm-9:30pm Tate of the 24 in the Superstretch Tower
8pm-10pm Live Band: Big Sissy on Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
9:57pm Fireworks Show Lake Lloyd
10:30pm-1am Karaoke: Strormin Norman on Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
I'm a Neanderthal. What can I say.
Thanks - bad timing.
Me too, I found out I have to work starting 7th thru 17th. Although they have about a 50 inch HD TV which I don’t :)
The Duels will be available on Nascar.com for those who don’t have SPEED.
Wooooooohooooooo! Can’t wait! Nice looking thread, good job WCG.
Is there going to be another yahoo freeper racing league?
Thank you :) I thought we would never get here. :)
Yes it’s up let me find the # for you.
click join a group
select join a private group
Now they will have one more girl on the race track
Good Job WCG!
Nascar is ready to let the drivers race.. ‘Bout time!
They are even adding ‘looser’ restrictor plates to zip things up a bit..
Is Nascar listening? .. or is it the dwindling crowds?
Thank you very much. ;^)
They are definitely listening to the fans - because the fans express themselves by not going to track or watching on TV.
One other thing, they told the drivers not to publicly voice displeasure with Nascar LOL (Jr included) They convinced him that when he says something the ratings go down LOL When Jr speaks everyone listens?
Tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic....
Can’t you make it go faster????
You’re welcome :)
I can push the clock ahead.
I just heard from someone in Florida the 6th should be good weather.
Does Jr. have a steady?
There should be three in the ARCA race. Patrick, Munter and Milka Duno.
Well it is an hour earlier in Floriduh. :)
Too bad it's not mine.
A friend just got it in and wanted to make me jealous.
Damm...with a little more practice you could get good at this. I do have a racin question that I’m sure you can answer... has Danica asked for a extra mirror so she can check her makeup before exiting the car?
Thanks for the ping. Thread looks great!
It’s been so long since I’ve done one I may have forgotten how :-)
Is Danika a done deal for NNS?
hahaha not yet - she’s taken up sewing and is currently working on a new fragrance, and she was in San Antonio two days ago for a Time Warner event.
She Twitters you know, so that’s where I keep up with her. :)
I’m sure her boss Kelley Earnhardt would be ok with the extra mirror, being a woman.
I signed up today for the FR fantasy racing league.
So many choices......tough decisions but my team is set.for now.
Not yet on Danica - first she runs ARCA then they will decide - Dale Jr is running the main car #88 and Danica will run 7 if she does ok in ARCA or Bires will race that one. Only thing I can figure out is the sponsor wanted Jr in the 88.
You have no idea how much trouble I had putting this together today. Ugh - I did forget - and some threads I used before don’t work now for some reason. Took me about 4 hours.
Great :) - good luck. Roccus is the commish this yr as he won the league last year
Speaking of sewing, half the ladies in our Church are Quilters as is my best friends wife and daughter. Those sewing machines can cost more than a race car...
We told her she likes it so much because of the foot pedal - makes it go faster lol
Cup, Nationwide and Truck teams could lose sponsor
Sponsorship from Miccosukee Indian Gaming in all three of NASCAR’s national series - Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks - could be terminated as a result of an early February vote by the Indian tribe, the Observer and ThatsRacin.com have learned.
Several sources confirmed the tribe plans a Feb. 4 vote to decide whether it will continue its sponsorship in NASCAR, which includes Cup and Nationwide teams to be fielded in 2010 by team owner James Finch and a Truck team owned and driven by Kyle Busch.
4 hours? You are Quick!
Usually takes me that long to do research! A few more for graphics, and a few more for assembly and proofreading.
Thanks for the thread and ping WestCoastGal!
When I got your ping for the thread, I was gonna put the FL info up here, but I see you already have.
Well I had researched last week :)
YW - someone asked so - I searched under your name to find it. :)
We are almost there!!! Jr filmed a commercial today
Like a junkie with his eyes on a dime bag, I’m so ready for NASCAR!!!!
I take it you’ll be in Fontana on the 21st, see you there
Trucks are coming back to Darlington @TooToughToTame in 2010! #NASCAR
Warning Warning Warning young Will... Mikie Waltrip to be on with Sean Hannity in a minute
My mother in law has one like that. She gave all the kids and grandkids quilts for Christmas this year.