Daytona 500 Raceday Thread

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fun_in_my_z

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Thats true if the drivers could have slowed up to avoid an accident then there wouldnt have been one. So lets Go RCR!
 

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What a race, I was torn at the end harvick or martin.
For martin just because he has tried so many times to win this one. But hey 2nd isnt bad either. Best placing he has had.
 

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I was yelling for Mark, then Kevin, then Mark, then Kevin.

By the time it was over I really didn't know whose name I was yelling. LOL

6 years ago today, I was in tears. I'm a bit teary-eyed today, but because it was so good to see Richard Childress smile in Victory Lane at Daytona.
 
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I had a sore throut from yelling, my dad was like ok Bill its just a race!
 

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Tell your dad it's NOT just a race --- it's DAYTONA ! ! :) :)

The atmosphere is so totally different than any other track/race I've ever attended. It is truly electric.
 
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The sad part is my boss called me in to work before they threw the green i was like ok... Went to get a tape then she calls and said nevermind. :bounce:

Go Childress/Burton for 07!
 
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And Kevin Harvick wins... FOXSPORTS.com has highlights. If you know what you're doing, you can tear a download link from Temporary Internet Files.

http://video.msn.com

Click on Sports then 2007 Daytona 500.
 

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I for one was glad to see them race back to the line.

Im mad at Blaney for taking out Schrader, because thats who i had picked
 
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I think NASCAR was very gunshy about throwing the caution this race. At least twice, IMO, cautions should have been thrown or thrown earlier than they were.

The first specific time was right before the big wreck that brought out the red flag (the Jr/Rudd/Hamlin/Truex/McMurray/etc wreck). A couple laps before that happened when a bunch of guys got together and there were 3 or 4 cars running around smoking, cars zipping in and out everywhere. NASCAR should've thrown the yellow, if for no other reason, to calm the field down and give those w/rubs or damage in general a chance to check out their cars.

The other time was on that final lap. If they throw the caution, everyone backs down and at least half of those cars would've been saved.
 

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reck, notice they only have 42 cars listed. With Mikey still in the hole, I guess they don't figure it's worth their ink to list him. :)

haha, i just noticed that myself..i wonder what's up with that.
 

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I honestly don't think a yellow with a wreck coming off turn 4 would have really changed anything. My question is why did they bother to make a rule to promote saftey to begin with, when they knew damn well this type of thing would happen anyway. In my opinion it was all about making exciting finishes and not saftey.
 
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The "sports guy" on the local news just said its harvicks 2nd 500 win :eek:
 

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Here's how Insider has those points..........



Race Date February 18, 2007


Pos St Car Driver Make Sponsor Points/Bonus Laps/Status

1 34 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 190/5 202 Running
2 26 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 175/5 202 Running
3 7 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 165/0 202 Running
4 22 109 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Miccosukee Gaming 160/0 202 Running
5 35 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA 155/0 202 Running
6 30 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 150/0 202 Running
7 28 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 146/0 202 Running
8 1 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's 147/5 202 Running
9 18 13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet CertainTeed 138/0 202 Running
10 6 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light 134/0 202 Running
11 12 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 130/0 202 Running
12 42 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 127/0 202 Running
13 33 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 124/0 202 Running
14 39 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam 121/0 202 Running
15 41 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 118/0 202 Running
16 38 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 115/0 202 Running
17 23 160 Boris Said Ford SOBE - No Fear 112/0 202 Running
18 11 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 109/0 202 Running
19 36 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 106/0 202 Running
20 27 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 103/0 202 Running
21 17 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 100/0 202 Running
22 14 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 97/0 202 Running
23 43 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 94/0 202 Running
24 8 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's / CARQUEST 96/5 202 Running
25 25 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ameriquest 88/0 202 Running
26 2 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers 85/0 202 Running
27 10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 87/5 202 Running
28 9 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 79/0 201 Running
29 13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 81/5 201 Out
30 15 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 73/0 200 Running
31 24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 70/0 196 Out
32 5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 67/0 196 Out
33 20 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 64/0 195 Running
34 37 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 61/0 187 Running
35 19 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 58/0 186 Out
36 31 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 55/0 181 Running
37 32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 52/0 179 Running
38 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 54/5 176 Out
39 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 46/0 174 Out
40 40 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Domino's Pizza 43/0 174 Out
41 4 2 Kurt Busch ** Dodge Miller Lite 50/10 166 Out
42 29 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 37/0 160 Running
43 3 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 39/5 153 Out



* Rookies
** Led Most Laps

Results are unofficial
 

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I honestly don't think a yellow with a wreck coming off turn 4 would have really changed anything. My question is why did they bother to make a rule to promote saftey to begin with, when they knew damn well this type of thing would happen anyway. In my opinion it was all about making exciting finishes and not saftey.
Let's get real....all MM had to do was push Harvick into the wall. Cake.

Dale woulda
 
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He would have. But The only 2 idiots left in nascar that would still do that are Gordan and Stewert.
 

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He would have. But The only 2 idiots left in nascar that would still do that are Gordan and Stewert.
And both Busch brothers, Vickers, both Gordons, Jr, Edwards, Biffle, Mayfield, and a host of others that I can't think of, I have seen "move" someone out of the way for a win.

But the funny think about Dale is, as many times as he ran second at Daytona, he never tried to move the eventual winner out of the way.
 

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You are one to talk about idiots Fun in my whatever, that's a wonderful remark..
 

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I don't know if #5 was trying to get ahead of Harvick for a push to the front or trying to block him for #01 but after running a smart race, he's probably kicking himself this morning.

Now I'm a Kensth fan but it was just hard racing - same as he and #26 so it's all equal there, IMHO.

As for all the Martin talk, that's not how he races and I think any reasonable fan knows that. Not to say that he's never bumped anyone 'cause I know better but it's likely the reason he may never win a cup.

And finally, the #6...who would of thought that? I thought his comments about California next week where spot on.
 
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You are one to talk about idiots Fun in my whatever, that's a wonderful remark..

You are only up in arms becouse i dissed Gordan. Gordan is a cheap skate dirty racer Just Like Dale Sr. was. I didnt say 1 negative thing two you and you call me a idiot?

Looks like somebody spent to much money on the mirror tinted moniter
 

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You are one to talk about idiots Fun in my whatever, that's a wonderful remark..

You are only up in arms becouse i dissed Gordan. Gordan is a cheap skate dirty racer Just Like Dale Sr. was. I didnt say 1 negative thing two you and you call me a idiot?

Looks like somebody spent to much money on the mirror tinted moniter
If you are gonna diss anyone, would you at least spell their name correctly??? It is Gordon, not Gordan. Thanks!
 

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Let's get real, people.

When you are coming to the checkers, you would do almost anything to win. However, that being said, I was gratified to see that Kevin and Mark stayed off each other --- to give each other room and a chance to win.

Both drivers raced hard and clean. One of them won, the other didn't. It could easily have been a fiasco with one taking out the other --- it wasn't.

Regardless of the outcome, be happy that they had a chance to race for the win.
 
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I suppose it gets lost in the controversy but Harick and Martin raced each other clean to the end they both deserve congratulations.
 
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Let's get real, people.

When you are coming to the checkers, you would do almost anything to win. However, that being said, I was gratified to see that Kevin and Mark stayed off each other --- to give each other room and a chance to win.

Both drivers raced hard and clean. One of them won, the other didn't. It could easily have been a fiasco with one taking out the other --- it wasn't.

Regardless of the outcome, be happy that they had a chance to race for the win.
MM and KH take each other out coming to the line and Burton wins!
 

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Z, you are the one pushing the envelope here, so I suggest you calm down or be penalized.
 
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