Skip to comments.Nascar Sprint Cup Daytona 500 Monday Feb. 27 on FoX 7PM ET (Rain Delayed)
Posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The field is set.
Tony Stewart won the first Duel under caution and Matt Kenseth took the checkered in a caution-free second event to set the lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500.
Who will ride a lucky airstream to Victory Lane on Sunday?
Will the field get Smoke'd again?
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The Nationwide Series is running the Drive4COPD 300 Saturday the 25th at Noon ET
The Camping World Trucks are running the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday the 24th at 7PM ET
Keep an eye on young Ricky Stenhouse Jr, (#6). This will be his 1st Daytona 500 and only his 2nd start in Sprint Cup.
I like the guys that came out of a sprint car background. Looks like 7 in this years field; Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Kasey kahne, Ricky Stenhouse, Dave Blaney and JJ Yeley.
|Order||Driver (No.)||Car||Qualifying Speed|
|1||Carl Edwards (99)||Ford||194.738|
|2||Greg Biffle (16)||Ford||194.087|
|3||Tony Stewart (14)||Chevrolet||193.607|
|4||Matt Kenseth (17)||Ford||193.245|
|5||Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)||Chevrolet||194.028|
|6||Regan Smith (78)||Chevrolet||191.063|
|7||Marcos Ambrose (9)||Ford||193.999|
|8||Jimmie Johnson (48)||Chevrolet||193.449|
|9||Jeff Burton (31)||Chevrolet||192.777|
|10||Elliott Sadler (33)||Chevrolet||191.270|
|11||Michael McDowell (98)||Ford||190.990|
|12||Joey Logano (20)||Toyota||192.868|
|13||Kevin Harvick (29)||Chevrolet||192.914|
|14||Kyle Busch (18)||Toyota||191.873|
|15||A J Allmendinger (22)||Dodge||193.121|
|16||Jeff Gordon (24)||Chevrolet||193.803|
|17||Robby Gordon (7)||Dodge||188.229|
|18||Ryan Newman (39)||Chevrolet||193.224|
|19||Jamie McMurray (1)||Chevrolet||191.840|
|20||Kasey Kahne (5)||Chevrolet||192.583|
|21||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6)||Ford||193.665|
|22||Mark Martin (55)||Toyota||193.503|
|23||Brad Keselowski (2)||Dodge||192.992|
|24||Dave Blaney (36)||Chevrolet||191.506|
|25||David Ragan (34)||Ford||193.249|
|26||Martin Truex Jr. (56)||Toyota||193.665|
|27||Aric Almirola (43)||Ford||193.382|
|28||Kurt Busch (51)||Chevrolet||191.363|
|29||Danica Patrick (10)||Chevrolet||191.738|
|30||Clint Bowyer (15)||Toyota||-|
|31||Denny Hamlin (11)||Toyota||191.127|
|32||Bobby Labonte (47)||Toyota||190.022|
|33||David Gilliland (38)||Ford||190.046|
|34||Joe Nemechek (87)||Toyota||191.160|
|35||Juan Pablo Montoya (42)||Chevrolet||192.600|
|36||Casey Mears (13)||Ford||193.844|
|37||Paul Menard (27)||Chevrolet||193.374|
|38||David Reutimann (93)||Toyota||189.235|
|39||Landon Cassill (83)||Toyota||190.605|
|40||Trevor Bayne (21)||Ford||193.615|
|41||Tony Raines (26)||Ford||192.534|
|42||David Stremme (30)||Toyota||191.963|
|43||Terry Labonte (32)||Ford||191.522|
|44||Michael Waltrip (140)||DNQ||191.180|
|45||Robert Richardson Jr. (23)||DNQ||188.438|
|46||Bill Elliott (97)||DNQ||189.950|
|47||Mike Wallace (37)||DNQ||189.853|
|48||Kenny Wallace (109)||DNQ||191.567|
|49||J.J. Yeley (249)||DNQ||187.954|
Can’t wait! A milestone of the year!
Even with a fairly mild Winter it’s a promise the Good of the Year is near!
Now what to cook for the family this year. We’ve done sliders, meat on a stick, jambalaya, gumbo....need something new...
BTW mrs p6 is still going with Jeff Gordon...sigh. If he finishes higher than whomever I go with...Stewart?....I owe her...big, LOL!
Look at the empty seats. How the mighty have fallen.
Let’s go Jack’s boys: Cousin Carl, Matty, & the Bif!
Missed the twins due to riding herd on grandchildren twins.
Replays looked like they raced pretty good.
Sprint and midget is the perfect training ground because you’ve got a severely overpowered car without aerodynamic download. I’ve watched all those guys you named run midgets at Indianapolis Raceway Park (aka Lucas Oil Raceway) on the 5/8s oval and they have my total respect.
|1959||Lee Petty||135.520||Cotton Owens||143.198|
|1960||Junior Johnson||124.740||Fireball Roberts||151.556|
|1961||Marvin Panch||149.601||Fireball Roberts||155.709|
|1962||Fireball Roberts||152.529||Fireball Roberts||156.995|
|1963||Tiny Lund||151.566||Johnny Rutherford||165.183|
|1964||Richard Petty||154.345||Paul Goldsmith||174.910|
|1965||Fred Lorenzen||141.539||Darel Dieringer||171.151|
|Shortened to 332+ miles by rain|
|1966||Richard Petty||160.627||Richard Petty||175.165|
|Shortened to 495 miles by rain|
|1967||Mario Andretti||149.926||Curtis Turner||180.831|
|1968||Cale Yarborough||143.251||Cale Yarborough||189.222|
|1969||Lee Roy Yarbrough||157.950||David Pearson||190.029|
|1970||Pete Hamilton||149.601||Cale Yarborough||194.015|
|1971||Richard Petty||144.462||A.J. Foyt||182.744|
|1972||A.J. Foyt||161.550||Bobby Isaac||186.632|
|1973||Richard Petty||157.205||Buddy Baker||185.662|
|1974||Richard Petty||140.894||David Pearson||185.017|
|Shortened to 450 miles because of energy crisis|
|1975||Benny Parsons||153.649||Donnie Allison||185.827|
|1976||David Pearson||152.181||A.J. Foyt||185.943|
|1977||Cale Yarborough||153.218||Donnie Allison||188.048|
|1978||Bobby Allison||159.730||Cale Yarborough||187.536|
|1979||Richard Petty||143.977||Buddy Baker||196.049|
|1980||Buddy Baker||177.602||A.J. Foyt||195.020|
|1981||Richard Petty||169.651||Bobby Allison||194.624|
|1982||Bobby Allison||153.991||Benny Parsons||196.317|
|1983||Cale Yarborough||155.979||Ricky Rudd||198.864|
|1984||Cale Yarborough||150.994||Cale Yarborough||201.848|
|1985||Bill Elliott||172.265||Bill Elliott||205.114|
|1986||Geoff Bodine||148.124||Bill Elliott||205.039|
|1987||Bill Elliott||176.263||Bill Elliott||210.364|
|1988||Bobby Allison||137.531||Ken Schrader||193.823|
|1989||Darrell Waltrip||148.466||Ken Schrader||196.996|
|1990||Derrike Cope||165.761||Ken Schrader||196.515|
|1991||Ernie Irvan||148.148||Davey Allison||195.955|
|1992||Davey Allison||160.256||Sterling Marlin||192.213|
|1993||Dale Jarrett||154.972||Kyle Petty||189.426|
|1994||Sterling Marlin||156.931||Loy Allen Jr.||190.158|
|1995||Sterling Marlin||141.710||Dale Jarrett||193.498|
|1996||Dale Jarrett||154.308||Dale Earnhardt||189.510|
|1997||Jeff Gordon||148.295||Mike Skinner||189.813|
|1998||Dale Earnhardt||172.712||Bobby Labonte||192.415|
|1999||Jeff Gordon||161.551||Jeff Gordon||195.067|
|2000||Dale Jarrett||155.669||Dale Jarrett||182.334|
|2001||Michael Waltrip||161.794||Bill Elliott||183.565|
|2002||Ward Burton||142.971||Jimmie Johnson||185.831|
|2003||Michael Waltrip||133.870||Jeff Green||186.606|
|Shortened to 409 miles because of rain|
|2004||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||156.345||Greg Biffle||188.387|
|2005||Jeff Gordon||135.173||Dale Jarrett||188.312|
|2006||Jimmie Johnson||142.667||Jeff Burton||189.151|
Drivers with Multiple Victories
Wow I forgot about shortening the race for the “energy crisis” back in the 70s.
I remember politicians clamoring to halt auto racing and Big Bill France pointed out that one weekend of NFL football uses more fuel for charter jet travel than a whole SEASON of racing.
I don’t see how that will help me with my league picks this weekend but thanks for the memories...
How about trying a Fattie?
If the weather turns cold here in NW GA this weekend...this country boy is hoping to take some rabbits and make some fresh rabbit n dumplins.
Present and waiting impatiently for Sunday! That first duel today was a good race warm-up though.
North wind came through here about 4 this morning and is still blowing. Breezy up your way or did it go around?
Can't wait for Sunday!
Nascar sure buggered up these cars. Did you hear some of the water temps during the duels? Holy cow!
We’re over here now...
Nascar sure buggered up these cars. Did you hear some of the water temps during the duels? Holy cow!
Mooo Moo on that one..
Nascar just can’t stop tinkering .. the water temp and JJ’s supposed bum body part .. they’ve made a joke of the sport.
and in 2013,, new new cars.. oh well.
Another day headed toward 75 here.. may get some showers next week .. we’re at 27% of normal.. I think it’s all the chemtrail spraying down here .. 8-}
Danica was practicing in her backup car .. seems to be fine after the whack she gave the wall in her Duel race.
The Big Wreck Sunday.
Nationwide Qualifying on now.. eSPN..
How About THAT! Good for her!!
I’d rather her hit the wall like that in a REAL CAR instead of one of those IRL things...
So excited for her and her team. An example of perseverance and talent, rising above the Good Ole Boys network.
OW folks tend to avoid holding the steering wheel in a crash because there’s nasty mechanical feedback through the steering as the wheel(s) impact the wall and likely broken arm/hand. The full body on a stock car makes that less likely.
My cynical side wants to say she got the “good” restrictor plate for quals. But I won’t, LOL.
Those new cars for 2013 got them a nearly full page story in the WSJ today. (The newspaper that the guys who write the sponsor checks read.)
Oh man, don’t bumb me out!!!
yeah, I heard that on the commentary. I never knew it before and I was impressed with the discipline it must take to do that. You can talk and talk about emergency procedures but when the shit hits the fan things change and instincts take over.
I did early spring time high altitude trail maintenance with the parks service and they taught us to stand our ground and make ourselves big if we encountered bears on the trail. Someone asked the instructor if he had come across bears coming out of hibernation and what he did. He said he ran like hell. :-)
I don't know how many times Danica has crashed, but I give her credit. I give all of them credit. Any sport at it's highest level is a proof of talent, dedication and an innate ability gene the rest of us didn't get.
Third restart coming up for the truck race...
John King in the #7 wins on another crash...
Got home just in time to watch. Looked there for a while they were going to try and take everyone of them out.
Fox and Friends has been Biffled this morning.
Rain here, roughly 24 hrs after the wind came through. Winds in Daytona 15 to 28 right now. They best hurry!
Ray is back on eSPN but Rusty is still there...
Just watched a GREAT promo starring Marty Smith...
We have the Danica Series coming up shortly.
Did you ever find me an upper ball joint? Think I’m going to have to change it before too long.
the truck races last nite were flat out awesome
Them trucks was getting torn up last night.. 3 GWCs and then they still kept crashing.. Kudos to the track clean-up crew..
Pretty clean so far in the Nationwide..
but can she drive a tractor and pour a decent beer?
Live: Nationwide Series race
- Nationwide race - Feb. 25, 2012 - 120 laps - 300 miles -
Lap 30 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: The cars of Jason Bowles is smoking badly. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just taken the lead in a backstretch scramble.
Lap 28 — Debris is being reported on the backstretch. Meanwhile, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. pull alongside Mike Bliss and Joe Nemechek at the stripe.
Lap 27 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kurt Busch track down Mike Bliss and Joe Nemechek and briefly take the lead. Bliss grabs it right back.
Lap 26 — Officials are reporting that a pin may be out of the hood on T.J. Bell’s car.
Lap 23 — The mostly plain black cars up front have opened up a huge gap over Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Lap 22 — Eli Gold just said, “Mike Bliss and Joe Nemechek are showing the way.” Do you believe in miracles?!? Yessssss!!!
Lap 20 — Mike Bliss takes the lead. Just end the race now and call it official!
Lap 19 — Sam Hornish Jr. and Brad Keselowski have a lead over a car length or two over Joe Nemechek and Mike Bliss. Wait. What? Nemechek and Bliss? Yepper ... go get ‘em, boys!
Lap 17 — The field appears to be split into tandems and packs. It’s going to be interesting to see how THAT works out.
Lap 16 — Sam Hornish Jr. and Brad Keselowski power their way into the lead(s)!
Lap 14 — Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler are now side by side with Denny Hamlin and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. up front.
Lap 13 — Denny Hamlin and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have driven into the front two spots.
Lap 9 — Tony Stewart now has Kurt Busch as a partner, with Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to their outside.
Lap 8 — Sam Hornish Jr. appeared ready to swap places with Tony Stewart, but Kurt Busch interrupts the move with a huge charge into Turn 3.
Lap 7 — Danica Patrick gets high between Turns 1 and 2, and might have brushed the wall. She gets back up to speed without further incident.
Lap 6 — Move Tony Stewart to the front of the field.
Lap 4 — Elliott Sadler goes around drafting partner Trevor Bayne, which allows Sam Hornish Jr. to go up front.
Lap 3 — Up front, it’s Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. with a challenge from Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler.
Lap 2 — The familiar two-car tandem is still around in the Nationwide Series.
Lap 1 — GREEN FLAG: The race gets under way at 1:37 p.m. Pole-sitter Danica Patrcick is on the high side of the track, and she easily clears going into Turn 1 with drafting help from Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1:30 p.m. ET — Cars have made their way onto the track for the start of what should be three pace laps.
1:25 p.m. ET — Hold on to your hats ... there’s a crowd giving the command to fire engines. The honors are done by Jennifer Carroll, the lieutenant governor of Florida; John W. Walsh IV, president of the COPD Foundation; David Barringer, executive director of the COPD Foundation; Lawrence D. Stern, founding chairman and CEO of Talecris Biotherapeutics; and Wayne Elmer Withers, president of Withers Worldwide Transportation Systems.
1:19 p.m. ET — The flyover is performed by two F-18s from VFA-31 Naval Air Station in Oceana, Va.
1:18 p.m. ET — Bigger Picture recording artist Chris Cagle sings the national anthem. Yep. He’s a country singer ... the twang is perfect!
1:17 p.m. ET — Whew. Back on schedule! After the colors are presented by the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Color Guard, Rev. John Long III from the Tubman-King Community Church gives the invocation.
1:16 p.m. ET — Hey ... wait a second. The schedule shows that the invocation and colors should have started a minute ago. What gives?
1:06 p.m. ET — Looking through the entry list, it’s hard not to pick a favorite sponsor. How about the Kentucky Antler Co. on the Toyota driven by Benny Gordon, who starts 33rd?
1:05 p.m. ET — Ten minutes away from the invocation and national anthem.
12:54 p.m. ET — The sun is now shining brightly at Daytona International Speedway.
12:22 p.m. ET — The command to fire engines is coming up in exactly one hour. This time, the race counts!
12:20 p.m. ET — There are clouds overhead at the track, but there’s little chance of rain on the Nationwide Series’ parade today.
10:48 a.m. ET — Danica Patrick is the second woman to score the pole in the division now known as the Nationwide Series. Shawna Robinson first accomplished the feat in 1994 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but was taken out in a first-lap crash after contact with Mike Wallace.
Robinson posted on her Facebook page this morning, “OK I’ve held it in long enough!!! It’s not that hard to qualify at Daytona or Talladega!! Race, draft yes ... qualifying is CAR! If only POLAROID (her sponsor in 1994) would have been the event sponsor and I was driving for Tony!!”
7:49 a.m. ET — It’s race morning ... cue the the theme music from “Days of Thunder!” Danica Patrick’s No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet is on the pole for today’s 300-miler after turning in a lap of 182.741 mph during qualifying yesterday.
Defending Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne starts second, with Elliott Sadler in third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Austin Dillon fifth. Sam Hornish Jr., Tony Stewart, Cole Whitt, Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are sixth through tenth.
Seven drivers — Morgan Shepherd, Derrike Cope, Erik Darnell, Scott Speed, Mike Harmon, Donnie Neuenberger and Chase Miller — failed to qualify for the race.
(who knew?) Joe Johnson’s Auto Wreckers closed in 1978...
Darn!!! I hope she didn’t mess up her Do...