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?
(Excerpt) Read more at nascar.com ...
4PM PST works for me, just in time for me to get home, changed into house clothes and prepare some “refreshment”.
Yeah, I would bet that the haulers going to Phoenix are already on the road this morning in that direction - at least for the well-funded teams. In most cases, there won’t be an issue if Daytona has to wait until Tuesday.
The fans, though? That could be another story... not much they can do about it if rain continues... and there’s still a lot out in the Gulf of Mexico that’ll have to cross the entire peninsula before we’re done... today’s still a longshot.
Here was Jim Cantore an hour ago on Twitter:
I will start today like I did Sunday. There are MANY opportunities for rain today at the #Daytona500: Drying by sunset.
Here is the current radar. Everything seems to be moving directly west-to-east. The speedway is located roughly under the center of the letter "n" in "Daytona".
There seems to be a dry-ish patch over Ocala right now. That will take about 2 hours to reach the speedway. Track drying could begin then. After that point, we just have to hope that the batch in the Gulf just north of Homosassa Springs (that's a city, not a slur) tracks slightly to the north. If so, we could get a little lucky and get this in tonight.
I remember the 97 Indy 500.
Day 1 was a washout.
Day 2 ran 15 laps and then done for the day because of more rain.
Day 3 (Tuesday) you could pretty much sit in any seat you wanted, the crowd was about 40% of normal.
Delayed again until tonight..
Night race ahead.
The Daytona 500 is going prime time. With storms forecast all afternoon, NASCAR will wave the green flag on the Daytona 500 at 7:02 p.m. ET, a first for the Great American Race.
Too bad they couldn’t have run a Saturday Night opener and all 3 circuits would be headed to the next stop.. but that is Nascar.
Rain leads to first postponement of Daytona 500
The postponement comes in the first year after the Daytona 500 was shifted back a week on the schedule, to tighten up the early portion of the Sprint Cup slate and avoid potential conflicts with other major sporting events on NASCAR’s biggest day.
(climate) Change strikes again.. that and rain.
The hauler boys are going to hittin warp speed....
If I’m a tv advertiser, I’m thinking Monday Night Nascar ain’t all bad.
Of course, then it goes up against WWE Monday Night RAW.
“NASCAR...’rasslin....NASCAR....’rasslin...Good Lord what do I do???”
(tongue planted firmly in cheek)
Oh well. Had planned to take the afternoon off to watch, now I’ll have to work. :(
Well... this radar update looks a lot more promising... appears that a bunch of the rain has dissipated. Hopefully the dryers are already running!
Looks like it’s clearing up down there. (Goes out on the patio and checks charcols)
...but not clear on the roads... “10 mile backup” now on I-4 heading to Daytona from the Orlando area (per “Tradin’ Paint” radio show on XM/Nascar channel 90).
I may have mentioned this earlier but with all this rain there will be no rubber laid down... a “green” track.
Deinitely so, although it will also be much cooler... maybe 20 degrees less than expected.
Weather update on XM via a local (Orlando) forecaster: “good news”... overcast skies, only bad thing is if clouds break up and start heating things up — leading to instability and thundershowers. Not expected right now. Occasional spotty light rain is possible, but not expected to be enough to “lose the track”.
Hay al baby. Check this out.
It seems you missed the real DU dummy.
What a year lies ahead for Nascar.. and Danica.
Need to remind folks here to keep it to a congenial gathering and don’t smash up all the new lawn&pool furniture we put in this year first thread. ;-]
Slambat, I see you’re pretty new here at FR.. and a feisty one too! Welcome aboard!
We get along best when we bump into each other least. We have a ping list.. yur not on it.. but ya could be ;-]
—For everybody —
Will Danica finish the 500?
Will Danica finish? Oy... it would be an easier question if I thought it was entirely up to her. And of course, I have to ask if “finish” means “completes 200 laps” or simply means “is running at the checkers”, since the latter was the case on Saturday.
That said, I would expect that with a cooler track tonight, there may be better racing... and along with that, bolder drivers as we go along with a grippier track. So my vote is that she gets caught up in a “big one”, and cannot continue after that.
Oh, and Norm? I really like the new brick grill enclosure you installed. Nicely done.
Probably not. She’ll drive conservatively in the last 3rd of the pack and be fodder for someone else’s wreck.
Drivers seem to like smacking her rear end.....
FRFLrs - Deadline to swap Starters and Bench drivers is Feb 27 3:55pm PST
Who’s driving the Rick Santorum car?
This Afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 73. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers between 7pm and 1am. Areas of fog after 1am. Low around 60. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday: Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph
LOL, never got around to getting it done the first time.
Been busy with suspension/control/drive train issues that have kept me otherwise occupied.
Here’s another. Looks iffy.
NASCAR has been hit on two fronts by the economic down turn. Attendance at the tracks and a shortage of sponsors for NASCAR and the car owners.
NASCAR made the American Ethanol partnership announcement just weeks after announcing a switch in its major national series to Sunoco Green E15, a new 15% ethanol blend fuel made with corn grown in the United States. (The 2010 February Daytona Race was the first race to use E-15 as fuel)
Financial terms of the six-year agreement were not disclosed.
The ethanol industry was pushing for the federal mandate that was 10% ethanol to be increased to 15% ethanol in the "gasoline" you and I buy. The deal with NASCAR was advertising to promote E15.
In December of 2011 The US House of Representatives voted against increasing the mandate from E10 to E15. At the same time they stopped the 45 cents per gallon federal subsidy for ethanol.
NASCAR and E15, it was one of those follow the money trail things. NASCAR needed money, the ethanol industry had the money and needed positive advertising to get their mandate.
It didn't happen.
Yuck... I won’t post another intellicast shot, but storms are building over the west side of the state and heading toward Daytona. It also appears they may have had a quick shower pass over within the past hour. But if the stuff between Ocala and Gainsville heads in (and so far it is coming toward Daytona)... then it could be Tuesday Noon.
2-1/2 hours to go. My optimism is waning.
Does anyone know the exact start time of the telecast? If NASCAR has said that the green flag drops at 7:02p, and the actual coverage starts at 7:00p, then we won’t even get to hear the command to start engines (one of the things I live for).
Update from NASCAR.com: Green flag drops at 7:13 EST. That would give just enough time to do the invocation, the Anthem, the Command, and roll off with a 7pm broadcast start time.
Answered my own question.
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5-15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5-15 mph.
With your extensive background in whore-de-culture, what is your prediction for rain?
Optimism level increasing.
If they are very lucky. The surface analysis maps tell me that the best bet is Wednesday before it begins to dry out enough to get the race in. Race in Daytona on Wednesday and practice in Phoenix on Thursday.
Latest Update : 7:13 pm
Does anybody know where I can listen to this online?
Keselowski pre-race interview
Jimi Hendrix t-shirt and gym shorts
looks like a kid that got lost on the way home from high school, LOL
post 276 had this..
may have to poke around for a station in sync with
Nice to see the stands filling up.
no guarantees.. when it starts or if it works.
Looks like we got a Daytona 500 race tonight.. coming up shortly on your FoX channel..
I'm starting to get excited. This is so cool, under the lights. Speeds are going to be great. Pick a Ford under these conditions.
FRepublic is slow refreshin...Pole here is about 57.2 mph
Baraq’s Stasi have to scan all the posts.
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