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Old 02-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #241
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Cancelled until tomorrow. Losta rain down there.

Looks like I have to get off my a$$ and do something now..

Dammit!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #242
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Can't they race in the rain???
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #243
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Can't they race in the rain???
Heavy, poor handling, high hp tanks, with slicks and no wipers @ 200mph.....ah no.

The Nationwide cars will race in the rain on a road course. I guess because they are lighter an have way less hp.

I rarely get a Sunday off to watch a race live. Oh well guess ill go for a ride
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #244
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They are a crapshoot to a degree, but moreso in the middle of the pack. The leaders are usually pretty good at holding their lines.
You'd think the leader would be safe, but they even managed to wreck him on the penultimate restart in the Friday truck race.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #245
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Monday, Noon Eastern, on Fox. I'm setting the DVR for 6 hours, just in case.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #246
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Monday, Noon Eastern, on Fox. I'm setting the DVR for 6 hours, just in case.

Oh good, that should be enough time to watch the race before work for me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #247
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80% chance of rain tommorrow.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #248
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If the race rains out Monday, I bet you will be able to walk into the track and sit in just about any seat Tuesday.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #249
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I had the race on while I was doing other things. How anyone can find that crap compelling is beyond me. It certainly isn't racing (as opposed to the excellent Atlanta finish you posted). One of the circus barkers announcers uttered "Unbelievable!" after the third-straight late lap pile-up. Sure, it was unbelievable if by unbelievable you mean so predictable as to be a virtual certainty.
Hey Tim

I agree, to me it is definitely not the best racing NASCAR has to offer. I'd prefer to see a little more pure driving skill required, as opposed to relying on random events to see who stay competitive. The problem is they have too much motor and too much tire to run wide open at the superspeedways. I'll bet they could easily hit 225 unrestricted, which is way too fast for the racers and fans. They could decrease the tire tread to allow them to use the unrestricted power of the engine, but I think a narrower tire would be quickly destroyed by the 800 HP motors. I'm sure there is no easy fix, or NASCAR would have implemented it by now.

I'd rather watch that Atlanta race, or the finale in Homestead (possibly the best NASCAR race from start to finish that I've ever seen), but until they find a rule package that makes the drivers back out of the throttle, Daytona and Talladega will involve train wrecks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #250
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Rain May Clear Out Late At Daytona

The weather outlook at Daytona International Speedway remained grim on Monday morning, although it looks better late in the day.

According to weather.com, the forecast at Daytona today is a 65 percent to 100 percent chance of rain up until 3 p.m. ET. At 3 p.m., the chance of rain drops to 30 percent and then down to 20 percent at 6 p.m.

Given that it takes a minimum of two hours to dry the 2.5-mile track, it would seem unlikely that the Daytona 500 could begin before 5 p.m. at the earliest.

Track President Joie Chitwood III said late Sunday that the track would do everything it could to get the race in today instead of Tuesday.

“We'll wait till the last possible minute that we would not run the race,” Chitwood said. “We want to exhaust every opportunity of getting the track dry and running the race. I would anticipate 5:00, 6:00, if there was rain on the track, you will see us play out some decisions. I don't even want to talk about Tuesday right now.”

Chitwood did not specify how late the track would be willing to start the race.

“The Daytona 500 typically averages about 3 hours and 45 minutes,” he said. “So if you started the race at 10 p.m., that would put you at about a 1:45 a.m. finish. Then you have to think about the couple hours it would take to send all our customers home. I'm not really sure that's the environment we want to do that. I can't tell you the exact latest start time that we would do it. I have a feeling 10 p.m. is probably a little bit too late based on the logistical needs of our customers.”

For the teams, racing Tuesday would be a logistical challenge, since they have to be in Phoenix on Friday.

“I was just looking at the schedule earlier today and we aren’t on track until midday Friday,” said Daytona 500 pole-sitter Carl Edwards. “If we were to put this out until Tuesday then it would be real tough but I am sure it will be fine. We have guys that can do it. I know our Phoenix stuff is ready to go and I think there might be an issue with some of the engines, especially with our FR9’s. You would have to ask Jack (Roush) but I know it was tough for Doug Yates and those guys to get the amount of engines ready for these first two races, so I am sure they will be running engines back and forth and turning things over.”
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #251
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Daytona 500 start moved to Monday night
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #252
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Daytona ..

come on Nascrap.. you can run.. just slower..






Get some eraser rubber on those things..




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BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY ... GO RACING GOD DAMNIT
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #253
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7pm ET on Fox.

Prime time on a network when there's not much else going on. Potentially a big audience.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #254
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I kind of like this Monday Night Under the Lights.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #255
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OMG these cars are using ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION this year. Cutting edge man

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