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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Who is driving the 88?
Danica isn’t having a very good time at Daytona this year.
was doing chores and missed her exit.. better luck tomorrow.
ahh .. lap 49..
Lap 89 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has drafting help from Austin Dillon, and they charge past Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler for the lead going into Turn 3.
Lap 87 — Kyle and Kurt Busch catch Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler and briefly take the lead.
Lap 83 — Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano have joined the party at the head of the field.
Lap 82 — Tony Stewart/Elliot Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr./Denny Hamlin blast past the leaders.
Lap 81 — Kurt and Kyle Busch go around Sam Hornish Jr. and Mike Wallace for the front two spots.
Lap 80 — Kurt and Kyle Busch are teamed up in third and fourth, and they’re right on the bumpers of the front two — Sam Hornish Jr. and Mike Wallace.
Lap 79 — GREEN FLAG: Sam Hornish Jr. and Joe Nemechek are the front row on the restart. Mike Wallace is pushing Hornish clear of the field ... barely.
Lap 76 — The leaders are on pit road.
Lap 74 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 4: Brian Scott has crashed coming off Turn 4.
Lap 72 — Kyle Busch is back in the mix for the lead.
Lap 69 — Brad Keselowski gets a run at the lead two cars in Turn 4 with help from the lapped car of Trevor Bayne.
Lap 67 — Elliott Sadler Sadler drives back to the lead, with Austin Dillon still straight up his tailpipe.
Lap 66 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne go to the high side of Turns 3 and 4 to grab the lead ever so briefly.
Lap 65 — Behind the leaders, there’s a HUGE pack of traffic.
Lap 64 — GREEN FLAG: Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon are the top five. There’s a No. 3 back near the front at Daytona! The front nine cars did not stop.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. now has help from Kasey Kahne, and briefly takes the lead. Elliott Sadler, however, gets a boost from Austin Dillon coming off Turn 4 to take the lead.
Lap 62 — Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano in third and fourth lead the charge down pit road. Kurt Busch and Dale Eanrhardt Jr. stay on the track.
Lap 60 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 3: The race has reached the halfway point. Kurt Busch is the leader when Mike Bliss crashes on the backstretch.
Lap 59 — The crew goes under the hood on Trevor Bayne’s car. He had made contact with Brian Scott on the track.
Lap 58 — Trevor Bayne slows with a flat tire, and is coming onto pit road.
Lap 56 — Kyle Busch is well off the pace.
Lap 55 — Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have opened up a little ground on Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano.
Lap 54 — GREEN FLAG: Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski are the top-five cars on the restart. Busch and Earnhardt charge to the front in their tandem draft.
Lap 51 — A few years ago, it’s likely that Danica Patrick would’ve gone airborne after sliding onto the transition between the apron and race track. The roof flaps deployed and kept her pushed to the ground.
Lap 50 — The leaders are on pit road. Kyle Busch makes contact with Cole Whitt as he exits his pit stall, and Whitt spins.
Lap 49 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: Danica Patrick crashes in Turn 3 after a bump draft from teammate Cole Whitt.
Lap 48 — Robert Richardson Jr. makes a whale of a save in traffic.
Lap 47 — Danica Patrick says on her radio, “It’s pretty chaotic out here.” Well ... yeah. It’s Daytona!
Lap 45 — The car of J.J. Yeley is smoking, but it’s safely off the track. No caution ... yet.
Lap 44 — Joey Logano goes around Tony Stewart into Turn 3, just as Kurt Busch and Joe Nemechek arrive on the scene to take the lead.
Lap 39 — There’s a four-wide pack barreling into Turn 3, fighting for third place.
Lap 38 — Tony Stewart finally pulls free of the rest of the pack with help from Joey Logano.
Lap 37 — The tandems up front are still side by side.
Lap 36 — GREEN FLAG: Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart are on the front row. Busch has help from Kasey Kahne, with Joey Logano shoving Stewart.
Lap 32 — The leaders are on pit road.
Lap 103 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 6: The Big One. Kenny Wallace, Ryan Truex,, Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier, Robert Richardson Jr. and others are involved.
Lap 102 — Tony Stewart leads a small single-file line of leaders.
Lap 101 — Sam Hornish Jr. slaps the wall, and just behind him, so does Brian Scott. No caution. Tony Stewart takes the lead.
Lap 100 — Twenty laps to go. So far, so good.
Lap 99 — Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are out front now, with a huge wreck waiting to happen just behind them.
Lap 98 — GREEN FLAG: Timmy Hill, Kenny Wallace, Robert Richard Jr., Justin Allgaier, David Ragan and Blake Koch did not pit. They are the leaders. Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart in seventh and eighth are the first of those who did come in.
The scramble is terrible going into Turn 3. Kenny Wallace takes the lead off Turn 4.
Lap 95 — Here come the leaders into their pit stalls. Most are taking fuel only. Kyle Busch gets stuck in his stall, and has to back up before making his exit.
Lap 93 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 5: Joey Gase’s engine has blown to smithereens!
Lap 91 — OK ... the top-10 cars are all over each other. Take your pick of a potential winner.
That’s racing fellas
too packed tandem racing.. Yup.
at least we get to see some of the new faces and up and comers in the post crash interviews. Casey Roderick for one..
Lap 112 — RED FLAG: NASCAR is bringing the cars to a stop on the backstretch.
Lap 111 — Crews have had to remove a piece of debris wedged in the SAFER barrier coming off Turn 4.
too deep too wide.. another Big One!
Lap 113 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 7: There are three two-car tandems fighting three wide for the lead. Sam Hornish Jr., Michael Annett Jr., David Ragan and others crash off Turn 4.
Lap 112 — GREEN FLAG: Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Elliott Sadler and Rick Stenhouse Jr. are the leaders. How long can you hold your breath?
Kyle Busch pushes Kurt Busch clear of traffic.
3:47 p.m. ET — The red has been withdrawn, and cars are refired. The field is coming immediately to the restart.
Oh Boy!! darn near everybody got wiped out in the last turn.. wow..
#30 Buesher wins it.. wow..
One crazy a$$ finish
James Buescher wins it.. dang.. never heard of him either.
wow. Winner of Survivor Daytona Nationwide..
I didn’t know the Frat Order of Eagles was still around.
Great PR opportunity.
Lap 120 — CHECKERED FLAG: The leaders crash in Turn 4 on the last lap. Running ninth at the time of the accident, James Buescher is initially scored the winner.
Involved in the accident are Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and others.
Lap 119 — GREEN FLAG: Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Elliott Sadler, Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have their names in a hat for the race win. Pick one ... or somebody else ... for all the marbles.
Kurt and Kyle Busch clear in Turn 1, but Joey Logano and Trevor Bayne have a run on the outside.
4:03 p.m. ET — James Buescher is the winner! Wow.
Uhhh... Didn’t Buscher go below the yellow to increase his postion
he may get a dispensation given the circumstances
to avoid a wreck , I think it’s OK.
Buescher is a Plano Texas boy.
Plano is where my aunt and uncle live. My home away from home when I go to TMS.
I find solace in the fact a nuuby won it and most of the bent tin was the Ringers...
Maybe so, maybe no. As I noted up thread, we go the rain about 24 hours after the wind. Daytona Beach had the wind yesterday.
Caught the last 3 laps of the Nationwide - wow. I’d like to have heard some interviews w/Kurt/Kyle/Tony but they cut away to basketball.
Typical Sunday as pre-race starts at 9:00am Pacific and we’ll be headed to church then Costco shopping after getting all spiritual.. I’ll have to be sure to record a couple of extra hours in preparation for a rain delay.
Got our pkg for the Vegas race yesterday & it includes pit road passes. That’ll be a first for us. We’ve walked a track (Dover) but have never been on pit road.
Now I know why the Pilot’s, and Flying J fuel’s gone up lately...
guess I’ll start fueling up at the Loves T S.
looks like weather at your house next week.
"The Rick Santorum for President campaign announced Saturday will sponsor Tony Raines' No. 26 Front Row Motorsports car in tomorrow's Daytona 500. Raines is a decided underdog who entered Speedweeks without a guaranteed spot in NASCAR's biggest race, but he made it based on his time trials speed."
Also heard that Mitt will be at the race.
It wasn’t quite as destructive as the end of the truck race, but it wasn’t from lack of effort! LOL
Go pray for us heathens, we’ll hold the rain so you don’t miss a drop. :)
After you hit pit road, it will be time to go riding, or better yet, driving.
The Weather Channel gave the race a 50-50 chance. I sure hope they can run it today!
The End is Near... The End is Near... the Waldrip brothers are on the air... together...
I’m mostly blind here, I took out the Satellite 2 months ago so I don’t get pre race anymore...
As long as you get the race, that’s probably not a bad thing.
Ready to ROCK!
Good morning/afternoon! Ready to go for the 2012 season!
I got rid of my cable TV in January, so I am going to attempt to watch the race online via TVPC.com. The fact that I can even watch the race at all is due to my oldest girl child being home sick from church. “Sure, Mommy...I can stay home. Don’t worry about me.”
Aaaaauuuurrrrggggghhhhh! Mrs p6 is watching “Herbie” movie on the big TV and I’m banished to the bedroom until it’s over. Hopefully that will be by noon!
Who besides me doesn’t want to see the image of a wrecked and burning Santorum Car on the Daily Show this week??
I think this is such a BAD PR idea.
The skies are wet, the crowd is wet.
Looks like a wait and see kind of opener.. Great for ducks and fish, not so for 4-t’ar critters that roar at 300 mph..
Other than that.. pre-race show is on FoX now ..
It’s Daytona!! The 500 or a chunk of 500.. ;-) PinG!
“Got our pkg for the Vegas race yesterday”
Went out to Vegas for the ill-fated Indy Car race at Vegas. It’s a GREAT place to see a race, even better than Indy, I think.
Word of advice:
Park on the backside of the track, then exit NORTH, coming back south at the exit a few miles North of the track. You’ll literally save 1-2 hours.
8 years ago.. wow..
A “Half-way Payday”? Interesting.
If TVPC doesn’t work try http://www.firstrowsports.eu/sport/motosport.html .
It’s working so far, but thank you!
Have you seen?? Barf bag alert.
Open letter to NASCAR fans from Brian France
By Official Release
February 26, 2012 8:32 AM, EST
Dear NASCAR fans,
With the Daytona 500 now upon us, I hope you are as excited as I am to see the greatest drivers in the world competing at Daytona International Speedway later Sunday.
NASCAR is in a very good place right now and our entire industry is working very hard for you, the fans, as we continually seek to improve and grow our sport. Indeed, we are listening to you, as several enhancements that have been put in place in recent years were a direct result of your input.
Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm, the way you wholeheartedly embrace NASCAR and how you share your passion for our sport with family, friends and others you encounter each and every day. We certainly were encouraged by the excitement generated by our 2011 season and look forward to enjoying this season together as one NASCAR Nation.
On behalf of the France family, I want to personally express our appreciation for your support, and join you in anticipation of the thrilling ride ahead.
So....does anyone think we’re gonna get any racing done today? Not liking that rain.....
I don’t know, it’s a couple hours away from clearing that area altho there are winds soooo.. but the forecast for the next 48-72 has a lot of moisture potential in it..
If they can’t do it today, will they try again tomorrow?
They got lights...this race could last all day, through the OSKARS and beyond!
I gotta travel tomorrow so it better get ‘er done today...