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Nascar Sprint Cup Daytona 500 Monday Feb. 27 on FoX 7PM ET (Rain Delayed)
NASCAR.com ^ | 2/23/12

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.

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Who will ride a lucky airstream to Victory Lane on Sunday?

Will the field get Smoke'd again?

(Excerpt) Read more at nascar.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: chat; daytona; nascar; nrnascarthread; sports
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To: hoagy62

all kinda tv today....Daytona, Basketball all Star game, golf, Oscars...


101 posted on 02/26/2012 9:19:36 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: hoagy62

Oh Yeah,, they’ll stick it out..


102 posted on 02/26/2012 9:20:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

what is the over / under on Danika strippin on the track if she big time crashes again ?


103 posted on 02/26/2012 9:22:02 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: advertising guy

The Daytona 500 is ALL I care about today. I could not be more disinterested about the Oscars this year. In fact...I have seen NONE of the films nominated for ‘Best Picture’ for the last TWO years.

Oh, gee...Lenny Kravitz. *yawn*


104 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:12 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

NASCAR must be having problems getting talent in. An anti-America song. Nice.


105 posted on 02/26/2012 9:26:48 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: advertising guy

I hope she doesn’t get a crashin’ TRifecta in her Daytona week coming out party... but.. and I ain’t touching over/under/ ;-)


106 posted on 02/26/2012 9:28:51 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing says NASCAR like a funk band. Oh, except for that time they had that squealy Carey girl wiggle around in a fake driver’s suit.


107 posted on 02/26/2012 9:29:46 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It makes me wonder if the guys around her are playin’ a little rougher than usual...”Hey honey- *BANG* Welcome to NASCAR.”


108 posted on 02/26/2012 9:30:44 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: prisoner6

I guess they couldn’t get Stevie Tyler to do the gig.. have him moon the crowd and then strip and jump in the infield lake nekked.

oh well, maybe they can get Rhianna or Adele next time.


109 posted on 02/26/2012 9:31:23 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: advertising guy

If she crashes and strips it will be to let the guys in the white coats put the straight jacket on her...


110 posted on 02/26/2012 9:31:35 AM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: prisoner6

Anyone remember that huge American flag they used to bring out before the race? I haven’t seen that in years...sigh.


111 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:28 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if they could get Uncle Ted to play it?

Naaah....the sound guy would be sweating bullets with his finger on a hair-trigger over the “Mute” button...


112 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

I hear ya.. I think she’s been taken out mostly by young drivers so far.. but if she is in front at the end by a miracle,, I guarantee you none of the old-timers would have a qualm about spinning her for a win.


113 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:43 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Lap-by-Lap: Daytona
By NASCAR.COM
February 26, 2012 12:19 PM, EST

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120226/day500lbl/index.html

12:17 p.m. ET — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is being interviewed on Fox’s pre-race show. His first time here at Daytona in a 1997 Busch Series race, Junior wound up on his lid going down the backstretch. He ended the year with a blown engine at Homestead, but sandwiched in between the two bad showings was the first of his two series championships.

Noon ET — I promise not to type the words “Rain, rain go away” at all today. No ... wait a second. I just did. I promise not to type them any more!

11:44 a.m. ET — With rain and clouds, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team probably won’t be able to do its fly-over. THAT, my friends, is a bucket-list moment ... to be riding in the back seat of a jet fighter during a pre-race fly-over!

Give me the Navy’s Blue Angels, though. Naval aviation all the way!

11:31 a.m. ET — Don’t count out running this race to completiton just yet, though. The 1979 Daytona 500 — the first 500-mile race broadcast live from start to finish — also faced issues with the weather. But NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr. evidently had “connections.”

“I could hear Mr. France on the radio, and he was over toward Ormond Beach somewhere riding around,” remembered Chip Warren, then a NASCAR official who served as the chief starter for the famous race. “[Former NASCAR employee] Jim Bachoven was over in the opposite direction, and they were talking to each other on the radio.

“Mr. France says, ‘Bachy, I’ve got sunshine over here.’ And Bachy said, ‘Well, I’ve got some sunshine over here, too.’ I’ll never forget ... Mr. France said, ‘You bring your sunshine, I’ll bring mine and I’ll meet you at the tunnel.”

Yep. You guessed it.

“I could see the tunnel from the flagstand, and I remember that Cadillac coming up out of that tunnel,” Warren continued. “It was like the sky just opened up and sun started shining. It just sent cold chills all over me. I thought, ‘Man ... this guy’s got something here.’”

11:28 a.m. ET — I hate to say it ... but it’s raining in Daytona.

7:45 a.m. ET — First, the good news. The Daytona 500 will be run. The bad news? Light rain is in the forecast most of the day, and on radar, a huge wall of green is bearing down on Daytona International Speedway at this very moment.

If history is any indicator, there may still be hope. Not once in the 53 previous editions of this race has it been postponed due to weather. Just four have been shortened because of precipitation — the first time in 1965 with Fred Lorenzen as the winner and most recently just three years ago when the victory went to Matt Kenseth.

7:35 a.m. ET — The lineup for the Daytona 500 was finalized Thursday following the twin 150-mile qualifying races. Duel 1 set the grid for odd-numbered starting positions, and Duel 2 the evens.

Carl Edwards is on the pole, with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle in second. Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. make up the rest of the top five. Regan Smith, Marcos Ambrose, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton and Elliott Sadler will roll to the stripe in sixth through tenth.

Former Daytona 500 winners Bill Elliott and Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for this year’s edition of the Great American Race, as did Robert Richardson Jr., Mike Wallace, Kenny Wallace and J.J. Yeley.


114 posted on 02/26/2012 9:35:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The restrictor plate races are hard enough to pick without all the crashing. The C group is going to be tough to avoid running out of driver picks by mid season.


115 posted on 02/26/2012 9:36:23 AM 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
*bump*
116 posted on 02/26/2012 9:36:51 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tubebender

that was the assumption ...there are 1800 guys volunteerin for the white coats.....


117 posted on 02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: Liberty Valance

Now that is a stock car.. I loved our ol’ Plymouth.. and our Chevy.. and my Buick.. sniff


118 posted on 02/26/2012 9:46:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: All
Go Danica !!!!!!


119 posted on 02/26/2012 9:53:03 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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12:46 p.m. ET — Trevor Bayne has been introduced. The car he drove to victory in last year’s Daytona 500 will be returned to Wood Brothers Racing during pre-race ceremonies today. It has been on display at the track.

12:44 p.m. ET — Drivers are being introduced. That’s a sure sign of ... well ... not much.

12:36 p.m. ET — Jet dryers are headed onto the track shortly, according to NASCAR official Steve O’Donnell’s Twitter account.


120 posted on 02/26/2012 9:53:20 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember when people dressed up to follow the spotlights to the showing of the new models of the various car dealers? I had a friend that rented out 4 of those spotlights. I don’t think there is one left in town now...


121 posted on 02/26/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: al baby

Don’t let this get out but I would rather kiss
Trevor Baine then DB...


122 posted on 02/26/2012 9:56:25 AM 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; NormsRevenge; SouthTexas; Overtaxed; WestCoastGal; glock rocks

Hi folks, it’s been awhile but I’m ready for weekends again! Hope you have all had blessed off seasons.


123 posted on 02/26/2012 9:57:04 AM PST by Wneighbor
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To: tubebender

IIRC Sinclair oil used to do that as well when they opened a new station here in Pittsburgh. They also had large winged horse balloons. Maybe my partialzheimers is showing...


124 posted on 02/26/2012 9:58:17 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: tubebender

wow


125 posted on 02/26/2012 10:06:41 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: advertising guy

1:07 p.m. ET — Double uh-oh. The jet dryers are being shut down for the time being.

1:04 p.m. ET — Uh-oh. Umbrellas are showing back up on pit road. It’s raining again at Daytona.


126 posted on 02/26/2012 10:09:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

what was the Chris Myers reference ?


127 posted on 02/26/2012 10:10:42 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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Now it’s really dumping..

Colors Presentation

Invocation - Pastor Sonny G.

Anthem - Pat Monahan

No Thunderbirds fly-over..


128 posted on 02/26/2012 10:11:56 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: advertising guy

His son was killed in an auto accident a few days ago..


129 posted on 02/26/2012 10:12:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Skies in area cleared enough that they did have a Thunderbirds fly-over..

Radar looks promising.. hang in there folks..


130 posted on 02/26/2012 10:13:56 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

this is the announcer Myers ? the one who wears the odd colored coats ?


131 posted on 02/26/2012 10:14:18 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: advertising guy

I’m surprised they were able to do the flyover! What kind of planes were those?

They mentioned last weekend that Chris’s son was killed in a car accident. Very sad!


132 posted on 02/26/2012 10:14:28 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: Abigail Adams

T-Birds fly the F-16.

Anthem was decent and clean. Not bad.


133 posted on 02/26/2012 10:15:27 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Abigail Adams

Oh crap! I didn’t know about his son. Massively sad.


134 posted on 02/26/2012 10:16:54 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: NormsRevenge

A bit of advice for those that may be just recording like I am, I rarely watch anything live anymore, add extra time to your timer for any rain delays.


135 posted on 02/26/2012 10:17:34 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: hoagy62

Anthem was better tha I expected for Train’s frontman.

Another band of rain moving through....sigh.


136 posted on 02/26/2012 10:17:48 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: hoagy62

just googled the crash.....car plummets down a 200 ft cliff


137 posted on 02/26/2012 10:17:57 AM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: advertising guy

How horrid!


138 posted on 02/26/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did you hear they are going to ban smoking at the track next year?


139 posted on 02/26/2012 10:21:31 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: prisoner6

Its going to be a green track, its going to be cooler, the NASCAR rule change about the limited cooling probably won’t affect the tandem teams too much, but it may be a day of a lot of skirmishes in the turns.

I bet the final car count at the end of the race will be less than 15 cars.


140 posted on 02/26/2012 10:21:31 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: tubebender

I have a question for all of you longtime race fans. A few minutes ago they talked about the new restrictions on the rear end of the cars, such as the spoiler going lower to the ground so that a drafter couldn’t get as close without restricting his own airflow? This is disturbing to me, as a casual fan, as it seems that NASCAR is trying to control every aspect of the race. Similar to the NFL cracking down on certain blocks and slaps, etc. What is going on with NASCAR? How can racing be so risk-averse?


141 posted on 02/26/2012 10:31:50 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: SouthTexas

NO!

Is there anyplace a man can go, anything a man can do that allows him the pleasures of being a man?

Member in fairly good standing of the He-Man Wimmick Haters Club. No Maam as well...


142 posted on 02/26/2012 10:32:08 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Eye of Unk

After yesterday a good stratedgy might be to hold back, wait for everyone else to crash then race for the finish.

Danica...can you hear me? LOL!


143 posted on 02/26/2012 10:35:23 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Eye of Unk

After yesterday a good stratedgy might be to hold back, wait for everyone else to crash then race for the finish.

Danica...can you hear me? LOL!


144 posted on 02/26/2012 10:35:33 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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The track is completely soaked. It will take two or more hours to dry it off AFTER the rain has stopped...gonna be a long day.

RADAR showing lots of smaller rain patches but I am hoping they will fizzle out as the day warms up.

JET DRYERS on the track NOW...


148 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:39 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: prisoner6

Thats a good strategy, it worked for for some drivers last year. Not having any car to car communication is going to get somebody hurt, frankly I think NASCAR is becoming too much of a nanny libtard state, they screw with safety by not letting drivers talk to each other, they change the spoilers, they change the cooling.

Whats next shock collars for over eager drivers like Kyle Busch?


149 posted on 02/26/2012 10:44:24 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: GRRRRR

They said they have almost every track drier from across the country at Daytona.

Why not just design a giant squeegee pulled by vehicles and a vacuum truck with a tanker?


150 posted on 02/26/2012 10:47:03 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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