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Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position
Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13

Posted on 02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST by Libloather

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To: Integrityingovt

Awwww


101 posted on 02/17/2013 5:48:49 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: CodeToad

>>It doesn’t take much effort to drive 130mph in the rain or otherwise on a dedicated roadway.

It can. One of the best F1 drivers in the world, taking the car into the wall because of a little rain, Fernando Alonso, Fuji 2007, full wet tires.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsMoktU88GE

NASCAR doesn’t even race in the rain, mostly because it is darn dangerous.


102 posted on 02/17/2013 6:11:06 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Chode

I searched too and could not find it. It was in autoweek.


103 posted on 02/17/2013 6:25:05 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: MtnClimber
thx...
104 posted on 02/17/2013 6:37:24 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL
Why is she still allowed in NASCAR after she admitted to hitting other cars, trying to make them crash, on purpose??

If they really kicked drivers out for that, Dale Earnhardt would not have lasted 5 years in the sport. The crash that took his life was him attempting to make someone loose control and not be able to catch his son on the last lap of a race.

105 posted on 02/17/2013 6:42:33 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Chode

Remember that before they set up the chicanes on the Mulsane Straight at 24 huers du Mans, some prototype teams would opt for low downforce and would hit 270mph on the rough straight. With many tire failures!


106 posted on 02/17/2013 6:43:27 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: 5thGenTexan

she came out and said he did it


107 posted on 02/17/2013 6:43:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

As several others have pointed out, so have other drivers.


108 posted on 02/17/2013 7:01:31 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: MtnClimber
yup... the era of the Le Mans tails
109 posted on 02/17/2013 7:07:22 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MtnClimber

I remember a story of someone, might have been Roger Penske but I’m not sure, trying out a new wing configuration on an endurance car. The new wing was pretty large and someone pointed out to him that the wing would probably not be allowed. The response: “I wouldn’t WANT this wing at LeMans!”


110 posted on 02/17/2013 7:36:42 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Chode

I used to live in Melbourne, FL and have probably attended over 20 of the 24 hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring Races. Also other IMSA races at Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa and Del Mar, CA. Nascar also at Darlington. Indy at Inianolplis and Miami. F1 at Indy.

I was at the Sebring race where all the prototypes broke and the 935 pulled out of a German museum won overall.

I was also at Sebring and sitting in my car right next to the track in the Porsche Paddock right after the last turn onto the front straight when a 962 hit the wall and flipped over the fence and landed about 5 ft in front of my car!


111 posted on 02/17/2013 7:39:47 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: Libloather

RULES Gentlemen!! We have rules for this sort of thing, do we not?


112 posted on 02/17/2013 7:40:48 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: John W

MERCY!!!!!


113 posted on 02/17/2013 7:42:43 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dfwgator

20 df, 20, 20 hubba hubba!!!


114 posted on 02/17/2013 7:44:02 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: MtnClimber
only been to one Daytona 24hrs, Pedro Rodriguez won even after his Porsche sat in the pits for 1hour and 32minutes while the Wood Brothers replaced sixth gear in his transmission...

i've been to every major race here at the Glen since before i was born as i have a picture of my mother pregnant with me at the Sports Car Grand Prix in 1954

but i haven't been to a NASCAR race here since Dale died

115 posted on 02/17/2013 7:55:50 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I forgot to add that I have been to numerous Daytona 500 races of old and Firecracker 400 with the Paul Revere night race.

When you said “Since Dale Died” I am guessing that you mean Dale Earnhart? I was at a Daytona 500 party here in Colorado and all were number 3 fans. The accident did not look spectacular, but the hit angle looked really bad to me. The next morning was the bad news.


116 posted on 02/17/2013 8:09:36 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: Hoodat

That’s her best Beyoncé face.


117 posted on 02/17/2013 8:10:30 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (When the Sheep elect a Wolf to lead them, it's time for the Sheepdogs to move to Texas.)
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To: Chode

I’m gonna have to make a trek over to the Glen and meet up for an ALMS or Grand Am race. It’s only about a 5.5 hour drive...or motorcycle ride.


118 posted on 02/17/2013 8:16:18 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: central_va
I know of a pole available for sitting 24/7 for her....

I doubt that she would be even the least bit interested in your "offer".

119 posted on 02/17/2013 11:48:41 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Betis70
i'll be here...
120 posted on 02/18/2013 4:48:37 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MtnClimber
yup... i've seen him take worse hits and walk away, bu like you said the angle's what did it
121 posted on 02/18/2013 4:50:24 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

122 posted on 02/18/2013 5:31:18 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MtnClimber

That must be top speed rather than lap speed. The current closed-course speed record is 241.426mph, set by Gil de Ferran at Fontana in 2000 in qualifying for that year’s CART race there.

There is also a rather famous instance of a Porsche sports car running around a high-banked NASCAR oval, specifically Mark Donohue in a 917/30 Can-Am car in 1975. His best lap was 221.160mph, a record at the time which stood until 1980. BTW, according to some reports, the 917/30 was capable of over 260mph flat-out.


123 posted on 02/18/2013 6:45:55 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Chode
Nice. Watkins Glen is the only reason I'd want to visit New York State. :)

OTOH, I live only about an hour from Laguna Seca, and an hour and a half from Sears Point Infineon Sonoma Raceway.

124 posted on 02/18/2013 6:49:37 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Libloather
Danica usually does well in qualifying.

Her problem (lack of wins) comes when there is traffic on the track.

125 posted on 02/18/2013 6:58:05 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
always wanted to see the Carousel Laguna, but i'd love to drive it...
126 posted on 02/21/2013 3:47:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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