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    Cool NASCAR 2013 info thread

    Well it's almost time for the Daytona 500 once again. It's next Sunday the 24th and all goes well, I'll get a chance to watch- or at least have a snooze in the recliner while it's on. I'm not as much a fan of the racing as I am of the mechanical/fabrication technology that goes into putting one of these cars on the track for 500 miles of red-line running. I hope to someday get a chance to poke around one of the engine builders and car builders facility's.
    The NASCAR site is http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html
    The schedule is posted here- http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-c.../schedule.html
    It gets a bit confusing as to the Sunday races and the different networks.
    So if you enjoy 800hp and 195mph and what it takes to achieve both, stay tuned. With, what it looks like at this time, Danica Patrick on the pole it should be a great race. OM
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    Spring training and NASCAR and warmer weather--all good.
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    We'll be in the stands, can't wait!
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    Yep, Danica takes the No1 spot at 196.4mph. It's a lot of pressure, I hope she does well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yep, Danica takes the No1 spot at 196.4mph. It's a lot of pressure, I hope she does well
    Hadn't looked at much yet...is Stenhouse in the field for the 500 and anywhere near Danica?

    Awesome to see the GoDaddy driver up front in good equipment
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Hadn't looked at much yet...is Stenhouse in the field for the 500 and anywhere near Danica?

    Awesome to see the GoDaddy driver up front in good equipment
    Awesome to see the GoDaddy driver just about anywhere I think Stenhouse is around 10 back. I don't think 2 seconds separates the 1st 18.
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    The qualifying that they did Sunday only set the front row for the 500. The two short qualifying races this Thursday sets something like the next 16 rows, then other factors and formulas sets the remaining rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yep, Danica takes the No1 spot at 196.4mph. It's a lot of pressure, I hope she does well
    But the over hype is getting to me. You would think there was only one driver in the race if you follow the talking heads (with an occasional mention of her boyfriend).
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Awesome to see the GoDaddy driver just about anywhere I think Stenhouse is around 10 back. I don't think 2 seconds separates the 1st 18.
    He will still find a way to "bump" into her
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    The Budweiser Duals in 20 minutes- Speed Channel
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    Here is a tribute to the technology of race safety- from yesterdays Nationwide Series Race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Here is a tribute to the technology of race safety- from yesterdays Nationwide Series Race.
    That was pretty horrific, lots of views on the local news. 28 fans injured, 14 in hospital, 2 critical but stable.
    Today's forecast is rain, as such we haven't headed for the track yet, gonna see how the rain progresses.
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    A nice well run race today and a win for Jimmy Johnson. They were running what they called generation 6 cars and for a while it looked like three Toyota's we going to lead the pack to the finish. I had some friends from my neck of the wood in the stands so it will be interesting to hear the stories when they return.
    I know that a few that have posted here were there, I hope all had an enjoyable time. Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    A nice well run race today and a win for Jimmy Johnson. They were running what they called generation 6 cars and for a while it looked like three Toyota's we going to lead the pack to the finish. I had some friends from my neck of the wood in the stands so it will be interesting to hear the stories when they return.
    I know that a few that have posted here were there, I hope all had an enjoyable time. Gary
    To me, watching on my 60" HDTV, it was a boring follow the leader race with action. I don't like wrecks but I do like close racing with passing and the drivers mixing it up. I can watch two rows of cars riding together on any interstate. Thank goodness plate racing has nothing to do with actual real racing and we will see how the new car actually works in the next race.
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    It was the TV coverage--not the race itself--that made it boring.

    Ryan Newman finished 5th after starting 34th. There was passing, just not shown on TV.
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