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2012 Nascar Budweiser Shoot-Out & Gatorade Duel 150s - Daytona, Fox+Speed Sat. Nite and Thu.
NASCAR.com ^ | 2/17/12

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:07:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Welcome to the 2012 Nascar racing season and our 11th year of posting&hosting race threads.

We've come a long way since 2001. We've seen wars and battles and friends and adversaries come and go but if there has been any one thing that has driven us here, it is a desire to 'Support Our Troops' in any way we can or to at least Thank Them for their service and to keep the flame of freedom and liberty burning for all of those who have and will serve our country.

Daytona is just the start of 9 months worth of racing.. Stand By to GiDDYuP!

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Welcome to the 2012 season of Nascar at FR!

For openers, it's the Budweiser Shoot-Out Feb. 18th and
the Gatorade Duel 150s Feb. 23rd at Daytona race thread!!

Join us in our 11th Year as we 'Support The Troops' here and have some fun and

keep it a place where it's family-friendly too.




Click for Nascar race & news threads at FR


Event Schedule

Friday
Shootout Practice
5 p.m. ETShootout Practice
 
Friday
Shootout Practice
6:30 p.m. ETShootout Practice
 
Saturday
Bud Shootout Practice
11 a.m. ETBud Shootout Practice
 
Saturday
Bud Shootout Practice
2 p.m. ETBud Shootout Practice
 
Saturday
Shootout
8 p.m. ETShootout

..and Don't Forget to Visit

The FR Canteen
24 by 7



1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:07:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

boogity


2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:08:33 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Daytona Bud Shootout race thread is up Ping!!

Welcome to the 2012 Nascar at FR season!

Change? You want Change?

Stand By!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks, Norm


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:10:45 PM PST by Roccus
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To: Roccus

We’ll see if you say that to me at the end of the season. ;-)


5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:11:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: umgud

I’da had ya if I didn’t double check my Ping list. 8-]

Good shot!


6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:12:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Daytona Bud Shootout race thread is up Ping!!

Welcome to the 2012 Nascar at FR season!

Change? You want Change?

Stand By!


7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:13:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Daytona will be fun to watch. Aero and radio changes to stop the 2 car drafts. Plus 1st year fuel injection. Not to mention all the musical chairs.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:17:54 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes its been a very eventful 12 years


9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:18:18 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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Apologies for the double Ping.. must be gremlins.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:23:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So good it needed ta be said twice!


11 posted on 02/17/2012 5:23:33 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: FReepers
The funds raised in these FReepathons go to pay our current quarter expenses. But we're also going to try to replace some of our older servers and failing equipment this year so we're going to add a little extra to our FReepathon goals. John is estimating ten to fifteen thousand to do this and I'd like to get it all in place and working before the election cycle is fully heated up, so we'll try to bring in a little extra now, if we can, and the rest next quarter.

Jim Robinson



Click to Donate!

12 posted on 02/17/2012 5:24:46 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s been a long off season. It’s finally time to go racing again.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 5:25:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can only shovel so much crap into a melting pot before you have nothing but a pot full of crap.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t take long for the wreckin’ to start.

Stewart has that Steve Urkel (did I do that?) look.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 5:30:17 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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Budweiser Shootout

2012 Format
• 75 laps broken into two segments (25-lap Segment 1 and 50-lap Segment 2).
• Between segments will be a 10-minute break where crews will be allowed to perform routine pit-stop changes.
• Both green- and yellow-flag laps count.
• 2012 is the fourth season that the race distance is 75 laps and the 11th different format utilized in the 34 years of the Budweiser Shootout.
• Starting positions will be set by a blind draw.

2012 Eligibility
• Drivers who finished in the top 25 in 2011 driver points.
• Past Budweiser Shootout winners, who competed in at least one Cup event in the 2011 season.
• Past Daytona Cup points race winners, who competed in at least one Cup event in the 2011 season.
• 33 drivers are eligible for the 2012 Shootout; the record for the most entries in the Shootout is 28 in 2009. There were 24 drivers in each of the past two Shootouts.

* Entry List

By the Numbers
• Three drivers eligible for the 2012 Shootout are making their first start: Marcos Ambrose, Trevor Bayne and Brad Keselowski. Five drivers won the Shootout in their first start: Buddy Baker, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett and Denny Hamlin.
• 12 of the 33 eligible drivers for 2012 won at least one of the 33 Shootouts.
• Kevin Harvick, with two wins, is the only repeat winner in the past eight Shootouts.
• Only two of the past nine Shootouts were won from a starting position better than 14th.
• Kurt Busch won last year's Shootout by 0.058 seconds over Jamie McMurray, the closest MOV ever in a Shootout.
• Last year, Kurt Busch, the only Dodge driver in the field, scored the first Shootout win for the manufacturer
• There were 28 lead changes in last year's Shootout, the most ever in the event.
• More than $17,900,000 has been awarded to drivers competing in the 33 Shootouts (since 1979).
• Tony Stewart is the only driver to win more than $1 million in career Shootout winnings; his average finish of 5.08 in 12 starts is the best among all active drivers. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks second in career Shootout winnings with close to $975,000.
• The most money won in a single Shootout event is $215,000, by Tony Stewart in 2007 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008.
• Jeff Gordon is making his 19th consecutive Shootout start (1994-2012). Mark Martin has the most consecutive Shootout starts(20); Martin competed in every Shootout between 1989 and 2008.
• Mark Martin and Bill Elliott each have competed in 23 Shootouts, most of all drivers. Martin leads all drivers with 17 top-10s; Elliott leads all drivers with 22 lead-lap finishes.
• The final lead change took place with two laps to go or less in nine of the past 14 Shootouts including the last four; five of the 14 ended with a last-lap pass.
• The race winner led only the final lap in seven of the 33 Shootouts, most recently by Kevin Harvick in 2009.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr. led 47 laps in his 2008 Shootout win, the most laps ever led by a Shootout winner. Earnhardt has led 117 career laps in the Shootout, the most of all drivers.
• There were 14 leaders in the 2009 Shootout, the only race with double-digit leaders.
• The driver winning the Shootout went on to win the 500 in the same season five times: Bobby Allison (1982), Bill Elliott (1987), Dale Jarrett (1996), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Jarrett (2000).
• Dale Earnhardt won six of his 12 Shootouts and had 11 top-fives, both tops among all drivers; he had a 2.75 average finish.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s win in 2008 is his only top-10 finish in his past five Shootout starts.
• Carl Edwards has only one top-10 finish in his five Shootout starts; his best finish of seventh came in 2009.
• Jamie McMurray has two second-place finishes and a third-place finish in his past three Shootout starts; he was passed on the last lap by Kurt Busch last season.
• Jeff Gordon has not finished worst than sixth in his past four Shootout starts; he has two Shootout wins but both came in his first four starts.
• 2012 is the fourth consecutive year that Kasey Kahne has competed in the Shootout in a different make.
• Kevin Harvick finished in the top 10 in all but one of his six Shootout starts; his average finish of 6.57 ranks second among all active drivers.
• Michael Waltrip has failed to finish in his past three Shootout appearances.
• Ryan Newman's third-place finish in last years Shootout ended a four-race streak of finishes of 17th or worse.

* Powered by Racing Recall


15 posted on 02/17/2012 5:31:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: WestCoastGal
One for you..;-]

Reminds me of my youthful shaggy days.
Creepy Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomes you to Daytona

16 posted on 02/17/2012 5:37:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: tubebender

The Bad Dog Award goes to..

NASCAR seizes part of Johnson’s Daytona 500 car
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AnS98BfYGcptomFnDzVYGV_ov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-daytona500

NASCAR champ Stewart wrecks in Shootout practice
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AlufBEifD3ZTYHZ3vqGmoUjov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-daytona-wreck

Flag flap: NASCAR nixes Watson’s ‘General Lee’ lap
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AqygjN_rDg39UsGoxyb4kOHov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-confederateflag


17 posted on 02/17/2012 5:41:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Mission Impossible?

Kurt Busch trying to repair reputation

Kurt Busch making strides in repairing reputation
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AnnbTWf..mDVebake.7aSiLov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-daytonashootout


18 posted on 02/17/2012 5:43:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:35:48 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: NormsRevenge
Not yet, Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow.
20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:43:38 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Enough snow shovelling, time to go racing!

Enough snow shovelling, time to go racing:

AJ Allmendinger on team that won 24 hours of Daytona Race in a Ford prototype. Winning lead was only 5 seconds after 24 hours! Dinger drove a great race!


21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:44:04 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bad Dog? Who you be calling a bad dog? Maybe Chas modified the 48 car a wee bit but trying to stop Chas is like telling a dog to quit chasing cats...


22 posted on 02/17/2012 9:49:46 PM PST by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Saying a Prayer for the National Guard Troops who shipped out of Eureka bound for Afghanistan today...


23 posted on 02/17/2012 10:30:48 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Please don’t encourage such behavior Norm...


24 posted on 02/18/2012 7:57:50 AM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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Fantasy League anyone? There’s still lots of garage stalls left..

The 2012 FRFL Yahoo League sign up is open.. the vital info to get there is below. Good luck!

http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto

Group ID# - 2450
Group Name - FR Fantasy League
Group Password - jimrob


25 posted on 02/18/2012 9:44:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: tubebender

Bumpin’ that prayer for our troops. Is it too late for my wifey to join up with them. She has the reserve background for it.. but they’ll have to play Bingo every day.


26 posted on 02/18/2012 9:50:10 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Budweiser Shootout
Race Capsule
Daytona International Speedway

What: Sprint Cup circuit
Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
When: February 18, 2012 8:29 pm EST
Laps: 75
Track Length: 2.5 miles
Race Length: 188.00 miles


27 posted on 02/18/2012 12:29:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: glock rocks; tubebender; NYTexan; SouthTexas

The draw for the Pole.

Juan Poblar only has 24 guys to wreck to win.. Back of the pack, Maaaa!

Martin Truex, Jr. draws pole for Budweiser Shootout

http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/blog/from_the_marbles/post/martin-truex-jr-draws-pole-for-budweiser-shootout

Kyle Busch starts alongside Truex for the 75 lap, 150 mile race. The rest of the starting lineup is below. Race coverage starts at 8 PM ET on Fox.

1. Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
2. Kyle Busch, Toyota
3. Brad Keselowski, Dodge
4. Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet
5. David Ragan, Ford
6. Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
7. Greg Biffle, Ford
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet
9. AJ Allmendinger, Dodge
10. Joey Logano, Toyota
11. Carl Edwards, Ford
12. Jeff Burton, Chevrolet
13. Ryan Newman, Chevrolet
14. Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
15. Tony Stewart, Chevrolet
16. Denny Hamlin, Toyota
17. Clint Bowyer, Toyota
18. Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
19. Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet
20. Michael Waltrip, Toyota
21. Marcos Ambrose, Ford
22. Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
23. Matt Kenseth, Ford
24. Paul Menard, Chevrolet
25. Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet


28 posted on 02/18/2012 12:33:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Pack racing’s back at Daytona as is ‘The Big One’
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=As358NMjFiOTx6udElZ0gu7ov7YF?slug=jh-hart-daytona-bud-shootout-wreck-021712

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It appears that pack racing is back at Daytona International Speedway and with it, “The Big One.”

At least seven cars were involved in a wreck during practice for Saturday night’s Bud Shootout. Those involved were Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Keselowski and Allmendinger were forced to go to backup cars.


29 posted on 02/18/2012 12:35:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let the games begin!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!

But if this one is going to be another tandem parade, I ain’t watching.


30 posted on 02/18/2012 12:36:47 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Lap-by-Lap: Budweiser Shootout

http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=ArrrMngHY6JfA0VdjEMipDLh9It4?slug=nascar_com-budshootoutlbl-20120218

NASCAR.COM

12:20 ET—The stage is set for Saturday night’s 34th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. The starting lineup for the 25-car event was set via a draw held Friday night. The race will consist of 75 laps. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 8:10 p.m. ET.

On the front row will be Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, followed by Brad Keselowski and Jamie McMurray in the second. David Ragan, who won last July’s Sprint Cup event here at Daytona, starts fifth, followed by Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., A.J. Allmendinger and Joey Logano in the top 10.


31 posted on 02/18/2012 12:37:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: al_c
tandem parade? no way. lol


32 posted on 02/18/2012 1:59:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Shootout practice could be ominous warning
Five-car wreck sends several to Shootout backups as drivers try to make plans

http://www.nascar.com/news/120217/tstewart-kbusch-wreck-ominous-warning-speedweeks/index.html


fwiw

Budweiser Shootout
Practice 1

Pos. Driver Make Speed Time
1. Matt Kenseth Ford 201.762 44.607
2. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 201.739 44.6123
3. David Ragan Ford 200.151 44.966
4. Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 199.858 45.032
5. Ryan Newman Chevrolet 199.592 45.092
6. Denny Hamlin Toyota 199.442 45.126
7. Brad Keselowski Dodge 198.658 45.304
8. Carl Edwards Ford 198.645 45.307
9. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 198.557 45.327
10. Clint Bowyer Toyota 198.527 45.334
11. Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 198.518 45.336
12. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 198.089 45.434
13. Paul Menard Chevrolet 198.089 45.434
14. A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 197.946 45.467
15. Kurt Busch Chevrolet 197.754 45.511
16. Marcos Ambrose Ford 197.672 45.530
17. Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 197.559 45.556
18. Kyle Busch Toyota 197.542 45.560
19. Joey Logano Toyota 197.407 45.591
20. Michael Waltrip Toyota 197.364 45.601
21. Jef f Gordon Chevrolet 197.329 45.609
22. Greg Biffle Ford 196.850 45.720
23. Juan Montoya Chevrolet 196.468 45.809
24. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 196.417 45.821
25. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 190.706 47.193

Practice 2

Pos. Driver Make Speed Time
1. Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 197.698 45.524
2. Juan Montoya Chevrolet 197.694 45.525
3. Greg Biffle Ford 196.331 45.841
4. Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 195.529 46.029
5. Marcos Ambrose Ford 195.495 46.037
6. Denny Hamlin Toyota 195.410 46.057
7. Michael Waltrip Toyota 194.966 46.162
8. Joey Logano Toyota 194.150 46.356
9. Matt Kenseth Ford 193.824 46.434
10. Carl Edwards Ford 192.205 46.825
11. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 189.821 47.413
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 189.729 47.436


33 posted on 02/18/2012 2:02:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tony just wanted the boys to know he hasn’t mellowed any by winning the championship.

;-)


34 posted on 02/18/2012 2:04:16 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

Those cars aren’t cheap tho.. ouch.. looks like a crash fest looms.. but then again, this is a no points race, I believe. good a time as any to mix it up a little. ;-)


35 posted on 02/18/2012 2:06:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
tandem parade? no way. lol

I hope you're right, Norm. I did not enjoy the super speedways last year.

36 posted on 02/18/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c; tubebender; NormsRevenge

Good program on SPEED channel now.


37 posted on 02/18/2012 3:52:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

I have Speed on but I have ripped the sound card out of the TV and burned it! I guess you could now classify me as a senior Grumpy Old Man but at least one of those guys belongs in a mental institution.


38 posted on 02/18/2012 4:32:06 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

6:19 p.m. ET — This is a race that has evolved quite a bit over the years. Buddy Baker won the inaugural event back in 1979, leading all but two of the 20-lap sprint. Baker won $50,000 for his efforts that afternoon.

The race was 20 laps through 1997, and it was bumped up to 25 laps in 1998 through 2000. Seventy laps were run until 2008, and it’s been 75 circuits ever since. There was also a qualifying race for the Shootout in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

6:07 p.m. ET — Four drivers — all with positions in the top 10 — will have to drop to the rear of the starting lineup on the pace laps for Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout due to going to backup cars, NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said. None of the backups cars were able to make it onto the track for practice. Kyle Busch (second), Brad Keselowski (third), Kurt Busch (sixth) and A.J. Allmendin,ger (ninth) will pull out of line on the pace laps and drop to the rear of their respective lines on the grid before taking the green flag. The drivers were involved in a multicar accident during practice.


39 posted on 02/18/2012 4:39:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did you see the Mac... Did you seen the Mac... Did you see the Mac???


40 posted on 02/18/2012 4:56:09 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Bud Shootout Time 2012 Daytona on FoX Now Ping!


41 posted on 02/18/2012 5:16:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Bud Shootout Time 2012 Daytona on FoX Now Ping!


42 posted on 02/18/2012 5:17:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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OOPs!

Danica Time!

You can push me at 200 mph plus anytime Danica. ;-)


43 posted on 02/18/2012 5:19:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

On it like a big dog.


44 posted on 02/18/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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7:57 p.m. ET — Tonight’s Budweiser Shootout will be run in two segments — first a 25-lapper and then a 50-lap dash to the finish, with a 10-minute intermission in between.

7:32 p.m. ET — The famous Budweiser Clydesdales are delivering the trophy for tonight’s race to the pre-race stage. Driver introductions are coming up at 7:48 p.m. ET.


45 posted on 02/18/2012 5:21:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: umgud

It’s a sad opener, announcer Chris Myers is not there due to the loss of his son in a car accident Thursday.


46 posted on 02/18/2012 5:23:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Awesome night. Let’s rock.
(anybody see the end of the ARCA, it was wild)


47 posted on 02/18/2012 5:25:02 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: NormsRevenge

Saw that/he kids was 20 y/o. Way too young.


48 posted on 02/18/2012 5:29:23 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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8:17 p.m. ET — Petty Officer 1st Class Officer William Kimberl, Petty 1st Class Officer Andres Reyes and Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Schwartz give the command to fire engines.

8:15 p.m. ET — Two minutes before the command to fire engines is supposed to be given, and Michael Waltrip has yet to get in his car. He’s doing a standup for Fox’s broadcast.

8:11 p.m. ET — The country music group Little Big Town is performing the national anthem.

8:10 p.m. ET — Tonight’s invocation is being said by Dr. Tim McNeil, of the First United Methodist Church.

8:07 p.m. ET — Very somber moment on the Fox broadcast, as John Roberts and Darrell Waltrip pay tribute to Christopher Myers, the 19-year-old son of fellow host Chris Myers, who was killed in an automobile accident Feb. 16.

8:05 p.m. ET — Five minutes away from the invocation and national anthem.

8 p.m. ET — Fox’s coverage of the race has started.


49 posted on 02/18/2012 5:37:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good evening sir. Thanks for the ping, had slap forgot.Hope all is well with you and yours.


50 posted on 02/18/2012 5:38:08 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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