2020 Daytona 500 Pre-Race Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by aunty dive, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    It's gonna be the best command the sport has ever seen, believe me folks.
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  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    No politician ever gave a good command. They all speechify and monologue and campaign, instead of sticking to four simple words. This one will be no different.
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  3. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    "Let remind you folks that these engines were made by our great American workers, who have benefited from four years of my economic policies. So much better than those Chinese engines, believe me."
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  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    This isn't going to be my favorite part of the whole race I know that much, just drop the damn flag and let's get the party started. Don't be late for the party.
  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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  6. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I think President Reagan did a great job.

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  7. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Ronnie couldn't even get there on time. :rolleyes:
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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  9. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    But he made an entrance that will never be forgotten.
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Did it again

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  11. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Read my lips: gentlemen start your engines
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  12. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    "Fire up 'em horses" yesterday was hilarious
  13. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I always enjoy the perspective of the young talented rookies, like Bell and Custer. These are young drivers who have been elite and championship contenders through out the entire careers as race car drivers. They win races. But the talent gap from Xfinity to cup is SO massive.

    Equipment aside.. prior to their Cup rookie seasons, the most talented drivers they have ever raced against consistently are barely good enough to be mid pack drivers in Cup. Not only is almost every competitive full time driver in cup more talented than their best Xfinity competitors, but they are so much more experienced.

    These young kids truly can't be prepared. Love what I'm seeing in practice with Busch and Bell right now.

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  14. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    I enjoyed watching Bell beat Guido on a road course last year.
  15. DRS3

    DRS3 Team Owner

    Make NASCAR great again!!!
  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  17. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Hasn't stopped plenty of rookies from winning in the past though, including most of the older guys now. It just sorts the wheat from the chafe.
  18. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    These Fords are serious. A lot of speed in packs and in single car runs. Its insane how strong the Roush-Yates engines are.
  19. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    I'm so excited to see Dave Ragan in the race.
  20. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

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  21. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    White House is planning to have “The Beast” take a lap around the track. That’s pretty cool. If you haven’t looked into what makes that car safe for POTUS to ride in, do yourself a favor.

    Totally armored, armor-piercing bullet proof glass, unshreddable tires, hidden weapons, cases of POTUS’s blood type, oxygen tanks, and more.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
  22. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

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  23. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Start time pushed back to 3:15, despite increasing threat of rain later in the afternoon.

  24. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    It’s....Daytona 500 Sunday! Finally the race and new season are here!
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  25. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Very cool to have a sitting president give the command for the race. All the hits the sport has taken in the last few years, it feels mainstream and on center stage today.

    Agree with earlier comments about this rookie class being absolutely loaded, I think Christopher Bell is a future star of the sport. I do think the talent gap is a little overstated between Cup and Xfinity though. While cup drivers are better for sure, I think the bigger difference is the physicality that they drive with. That’s the biggest adjustment I believe, these guys at the big level bump and slam the door shut on each other like nowhere else
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  26. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

  27. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    So ****** stupid. Fans have been clamoring to go back to 1PM start times for day races. NASCAR is the only sport where the first event after the offseason is both exciting and frustrating literally every season.
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  28. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    West Coast audience.

    Last year by this time, I was in Guam up at like 5 or 6am to watch the race today. If you really want to watch it, you can get up early to do so.:D

    Set my alarm, had my coffee ready with some breakfast. It was pretty cool.
  29. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    I love watching F1 races early in the morning half awake with some coffee

    By 3:18 I just want a nap
  30. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Why would the push the start time back with a threat of rain? Makes absolutely no sense.
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  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  32. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    West coast audience is up by 10am watching NFL every weekend.
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  33. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    I wonder why the NFL doesn't just willy nilly change start times
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  34. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  35. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    4 and a half hour pre race show.
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  36. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I can deal with a rain delay as long as they show things going on around the pit and other interesting things going on...but I hate when they show a rerun of a previous race. That's when I usually tune out. Even though I'm on the West Coast I still would rather have it start in the morning. This must Dun24 or Bobby Fords fault.:D
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
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  37. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

  38. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I really enjoy all of the pre race shows. It doesn't matter if I'm on the road or at home on the day of the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500 I always structure my whole day so that I don't have to leave the hotel or my home for the entire day and can dedicate all of my time to those events. I haven't watched any drag racing on tv in a few years but I don't think they have any pre shows.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
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  39. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    The cynic in me says to accommodate the president's hot lap.
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  40. Bob

    Bob Assistant Car Chief of Brake Fluid Dynamics

    Awesome. Not a fan but of course I dropped a few shekels on him today. This was as predictable as the sunrise.
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