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Posted: 02/14/20 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The drama of who will get the first win has ended. Byron, Johnson, 1-2



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We agree on that point Cloud, plate racing is not racin'. It's he who blocks best wins or put another way, checkers or wreckers.

Sliced Bread seems good at this but he's been burned almost as much as he's succeeded in this "style". Maybe Kyle has a little somethin' somethin'
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The 500 curse continues. Long day for everybody involved.


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bucky wrote:

The 500 curse continues. Long day for everybody involved.
One of the reasons I record races and don't watch them in real time - much shorter day for me.

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The local media down here was blubbering about how this was only the second time in 62 years the 500 will have to run on Monday. True, but it's far from the first time weather has messed it up in the start in daylight end in the dark format. Juan Pablo Montoya's jet dryer collision comes to mind.

The weather is less of a crapshoot in winter down here, but sure would be nice if this race was returned to a noon starting time when if weather is a problem the track drying gets some help from Mother Nature.

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Mother Nature does not have feelings. No matter how perfect we want it to be, we always have NASCAR to blame. And, it doesn't matter who is in charge, we blame him anyway. "We would at least like to know his name"...(just another line from the movie HOMBRE).


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The one and only time I went to the 500 was the year that crater opened in the track. The race was delayed for many hours but finished before midnight. It was 32F when we left the track. Darrell Waltrip kept babbling on the TV coverage "The fans stayed! The fans stayed!" but really only about 25% of us did. Never again.

A few years ago, we stayed in AZ and the 500 was delayed because of rain. We hadn't had rain in something like 76 days but then it rained on the Phoenix race.

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Thomas, you are so correct! Like you said "pop-up" showers as Joy and Gordon call them aren't as prevalent in the winter. But yes, move the starting time back to 1 like they did for years. Speaking of "pop-ups" they also interfered with the Twins starting. They use to start at either 10 or 11 AM with grunt and growl seating and the joint was packed, no seat removals necessary. Use to be the 2 best races of the week. Now they are so watered down, what purpose do they serve? Of course with the late starting times that is the by-product of turning control over to TV. Yes Cloud, I'll blame FRANCECAR until they sell and we who use to go enjoy playing the blame game.
I wonder what words of wisdom Steve Phelps will have on his radio show. I know one thing, we will be taken on a trip and never leave our seats!

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The Duels were an annual event for me til they moved them to night starting time. More enjoyable, less crowded, and traffic home wasn't a nightmare.

Since they went all 'Broadway' with the track and ran off local groups that used to be allowed as food vendors fundraising for their organizations, I stay home. No more fried bologna/grilled cheese sammys.....

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Just caught NASCAR statement on their website. Ryan Newman suffered serious, but non life threatening injuries in his last lap wreck.

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