Cup RACE thread --- Daytona

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Hopefully the pressure is off and William can go out an win 1-2 more races in the playoffs to take that next step.
 

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Driving into the sunset with $150M+ career earnings, oh yeah super sad.
Well I feel bad he didn’t accomplish his goals he set out for when he started the year, he had visible disappointment
 

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Playoffs aside, it's pretty sad that Jimmie Johnson has scored fewer points than Matt DiBenedetto 26 races into the season.

EDIT: My bad. I forgot about Jimmie Johnson missing a race because of Coronavirus.
 
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Every round of the playoffs contains a track that’s not a 1.5 cookie cutter. Nice. Occasionally NASCAR doesn’t screw the pooch.
 

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Love the next 3 races being Darlington, Richmond and Bristol
I like it! After that, not going to lie, kinda up and down. I still really wish they found a way to work a traditional road course into the chase. I know NASCAR/SMI didn't want to lose the revenue stream from their roval races (Daytona fill-in for the glen) but I feel like some sort of revenue sharing through a privately owned true road course was possible. I just can't get onboard with the rovals when Road America, Mid-Ohio, Sebring, Barber, Virginia Intl, Road Atlanta, Portland etc are out there...
 

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NGL, not "getting" your reply, but Ima gonna blame the Percocet for that :laugh:
Great movie... see John Wick (the first) if you haven’t post haste. Basically villain and hero are having their stare down and after a couple lines where they actually agree, villain says “finally! Common ground!” I admit is was way too specific and obscure a reference. Beer clouded my judgement. ;)
 

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I like it! After that, not going to lie, kinda up and down. I still really wish they found a way to work a traditional road course into the chase. I know NASCAR/SMI didn't want to lose the revenue stream from their roval races (Daytona fill-in for the glen) but I feel like some sort of revenue sharing through a privately owned true road course was possible. I just can't get onboard with the rovals when Road America, Mid-Ohio, Sebring, Barber, Virginia Intl, Road Atlanta, Portland etc are out there...
100% understand and respect your opinion, and it may be correct, but I love the Roval as an attending fan. It’s a “road course” where a fan with a decent seat can see 90+% of the lap visually in person. Amazing live experience!
 

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Every round of the playoffs contains a track that’s not a 1.5 cookie cutter. Nice. Occasionally NASCAR doesn’t screw the pooch.
Kansas has been really good the last 3-4 years! Vegas and especially Texas really don't get me too excited. Especially during football season. I'd rather a roval at Texas and get a return to a traditional second Charlotte race at this point.

I still haven't heard back from Martinsville regarding their second race and fans. I took a "flyer" and opted to have my May ticket credited to November in the crazy chance they'd allow fans. I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen but the final nail still isn't in coffin....
 

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100% understand and respect your opinion, and it may be correct, but I love the Roval as an attending fan. It’s a “road course” where a fan with a decent seat can see 90+% of the lap visually in person. Amazing live experience!
I like elevation changes and the openess of a traditional road courses. I'd happily go to WG and sit at the top of the essess or coming out of turn 6/7. I attend a lot of races too but the rovals jus don't intrigue me. I have no interest to see Pocono go down that road.

As much as I really don't like recent (5-10 years) pack racing at Daytona and Talladega I rather watch tonight's race relative to what I saw two weeks ago. The only thing that really interested me on Daytona's road course is when the super bikes run on it. To see those guys tucked in up on the banking is a thing a of beauty and courage imo. I'll get into the 24 hours of Daytona to gear be up for the 500 and it's uniqueness but those type of cars on that layout seem a bit awkward.
 
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I like elevation changes and the openess of a traditional road courses. I'd happily go to WG and sit at the top of the essess or coming out of turn 6/7. I attend a lot of races too but the rovals jus don't intrigue me. I have no interest to see Pocono go down that road.

As much as I really don't like recent (5-10 years) pack racing at Daytona and Talladega I rather watch tonight's race relative to what I saw two weeks ago. The only thing that really interested me on Daytona's road course is when the super bikes run on it. To see those guys tucked in up on the banking is a thing a of beauty and courage imo. I'll get into the 24 hours of Daytona to gear be up for the 500 and it's uniqueness but the those type of cars on that layout seem a bit awkward.
That’s fair and, having never been to WG, I completely respect that. I just loved both Rovals that I attended. Closest I ever thought I’d get to road racing. (I live near Charlotte)
 

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Driving into the sunset with $150M+ career earnings, oh yeah super sad.
I'm sorry, but fan or not, I think Jimmie deserves a lot better than a snarky comment like that. How many guys would have handled the last few disappointing seasons with as much class and dignity he has?
 

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I'm sorry, but fan or not, I think Jimmie deserves a lot better than a snarky comment like that. How many guys would have handled the last few disappointing seasons with as much class and dignity he has?
Look at how your defending champ is handling a down season.

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100% understand and respect your opinion, and it may be correct, but I love the Roval as an attending fan. It’s a “road course” where a fan with a decent seat can see 90+% of the lap visually in person. Amazing live experience!
I wish they had not right sized out those Richard Petty grandstands a few years ago.
They would have not that good for seeing the chicanes or the pits. But they would have been great for the infield part of the course.
 

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How has a sponsor not stepped up and demanded to be the sponsor of the ‘Big One’...

Rick Allen: “and here it is... THE BIG ONE sponsored by Citizens Bank!”

Jeff Burton: “THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR GUYS WHO WERE WANTING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!!!”
 

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I watched his interview in German, I still remember quite a bit and I was dying laughing from it today after Spa quali.
The Sky interview or the RTL interview?

One if his most hilarious interviews was earlier this year when Nico Rosberg criticized Vettel for about 20 minutes after the Austria GP.
After Leclerc and Vettel wrecked in the next race Vettel was asked whose fault it was...
"What are the experts saying?"
"They said it was Leclerc."
"Then I'm very fortunate."
 

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Exciting, but I don’t like the cutoff race being a plate track. I want it merit based.
Dude that's bologna. Watching the in-car cams they were absolutely wheeling it around that track. It's more surviving the big crashes that is luck based, but make no mistake its hard as heck to do this kind of racing
 

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Dude that's bologna. Watching the in-car cams they were absolutely wheeling it around that track. It's more surviving the big crashes that is luck based, but make no mistake its hard as heck to do this kind of racing
I never said that it didn’t take skill or talent. What I’m saying is that I don’t like whether someone makes it in or not being decided by the luck of being in the right line at the right time. I prefer cutoff being somewhere like Richmond. Just my .02
 

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Got my coffee this morning and read back through the race thread. Its hilarious. Chads a bonehead, Hendrick Motorsports is dead, this type of racing needs to go ( biggest ratings and we've been doing it since 88) Joey wrecked everybody, team orders to Byron to make sure Jimmie gets in,RWR is a NASCAR plant. This board is as emotional and reactionary as pit road, love it.
 
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