Daytona RACE thread

KodiakRusty89

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I'm at work so I haven't been able to stay up to date very well.

Why would Haley no deserve this? I was at Pocono in 2016 when Chris Buescher won under similar circumstances. IMO, Haley avoided the big one while all the leaders where too busy wrecking each other. Played his cars right and it might pay off in the victory. Daytona you need a lot of luck to win. He seems he like played his cards better than everyone given the known wrecks that will happen and the impending weather.
 

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Don't let them in the field if you aren't ok with them possibly winning.
I've felt, for a long time, that NASCAR and ARCA should do something about all these shady organizations that enter the sport -- ESPECIALLY in ARCA.

Hell, at this point, I'm rooting for Justin Haley to win. Burn it all down.
 

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Alright, I mean I rather fans be safe but that’s just me. Can’t take a chance. But to take it up with whoever made the rule.
NASCAR nor the track owners are responsible for fan’s being injured under circumstances out of their control. You don’t see an NFL body taking responsibility for fans injuring themselves on slippery steps during rain/snow games. This would be like blaming the absence of a lifeguard at a nonguarded pool for someone drowning.

I get it and it feels like a no-win situation but it’s literally governing an event by rules that feel written by a legal team.
 

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Remember ccx what NASCAR did to keep Bkaney from winning the 500 when Montoya hit the jet drier. Will they do the same to Tift? I hope not. He is the leader and just like many other wins in NASCAR he is just at the right place at the right time.
...and there is the NBCSN switch.
 

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still shocked Nascar has not called this yet.I guess they really don't want unkown like Haley to win so they wait this out all night if they have two same as they did when blaney led the 500 a few years ago.
 

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Remember ccx what NASCAR did to keep Bkaney from winning the 500 when Montoya hit the jet drier. Will they do the same to Tift? I hope not. He is the leader and just like many other wins in NASCAR he is just at the right place at the right time.
...and there is the NBCSN switch.
That would be a lot of work to take away Tifftt's top 10
 

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NASCAR nor the track owners are responsible for fan’s being injured under circumstances out of their control. You don’t see an NFL body taking responsibility for fans injuring themselves on slippery steps during rain/snow games. This would be like blaming the absence of a lifeguard at a nonguarded pool for someone drowning.

I get it and it feels like a no-win situation but it’s literally governing an event by rules that feel written by a legal team.
Take it up with the NLSI.
 

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Why is everyone so butthurt about this kid maybe getting a win due to rain delay? We've seen countless people that "didn't deserve the win" snag one like this over the years. The best thing for NASCAR to do is:

1. Call the race and award him the win
2. Attempt to finish the race tonight/tomorrow with the field as it sits.

I don't agree with the lighting delay either but they have to do it for insurance purposes/avoid getting sued. We've already seen fans die at a track due to lighting and delaying or calling a game/sport due to lighting in common at almost every level. Even little league baseball does it. I'll agree we've all gotten too soft and there have been a lot of bad decisions because everyone thinks the drivers are fragile these days but fan safety isn't one of those things. I say that as someone that would have signed a waiver to watch early 90s cars with no plates go around Dega while sitting on the front row with no catch fence between myself and the action.

Anyway, good for this kid if he picks up the win. He's worked hard in the lower series and hopefully this will lead to him getting picked up by a team with more money or cause a cash influx for the team he's currently with. I'm never surprised to see a small team win at a super speedway because some of them spend almost their entire budget on an engine for these races. Plus, who says he doesn't hang on somehow and manage to bring it home himself anyway if this goes back to green. I know he needs to pit but a splash of gas and one yellow flag puts him right in contention for it.
 

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How do they make a decision to call a race at a track with lights? Shouldn’t it be same protocol as trying to start last night?
 
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