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Daytona 500 Race Thread

Discussion in 'Pavement Racing' started by kaw500, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. kaw500

    kaw500 Well-Known Member

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    Guess it's time to start it.
    RG in after no one gave him a chance.
    should be an awesome race.
     
  2. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    How did he do today??
     
  3. Mumzy

    Mumzy Well-Known Member

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    I was wrong. Big props to RG for pulling it off. My money was that the hauler would be heading back to NC tonight. Now he needs to REALLY prove me wrong and score a top ten.
     
  4. bufeo

    bufeo Well-Known Member

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    7th I think. He made the cut anyway. Even had an interview after the race.

    Allen R
     
  5. Mumzy

    Mumzy Well-Known Member

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    5th and a starting spot.
     
  6. wheeli

    wheeli Funny Guy from the North, eh

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    I was betting the same,he only needs a top 20 to impress me
     
  7. Mumzy

    Mumzy Well-Known Member

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    If he finishes on the lead lap he will impress me!
     
  8. wheeli

    wheeli Funny Guy from the North, eh

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    Cheers to that
     
  9. kaw500

    kaw500 Well-Known Member

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    Still showing 5th, stating 12th in the big one. 1st lap huge tire rub. MIKEE crashed coming out of the PITs. Danica big crash, not her fault
     
  10. wheeli

    wheeli Funny Guy from the North, eh

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    danicas crash was huge,thats 1 bush in the wall 2 more to go
     
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  11. kaw500

    kaw500 Well-Known Member

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    That was pretty impressive the way she got her hands off the wheel just be fore impact.
     
  12. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Nicely done RG.. Top 10 would be nice... But even Derrick Cope could win this one.. Gas on RG!!
     
  13. randy68

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    That's funny right there!
     
  14. randy s

    randy s Well-Known Member

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    i was watching the thing but rg was so far back he needed binoculars to see the leaders and i decided to go out to the garage and do something more pleasant like putting my pecker in a vice.....but a temporary moment of reason kicked in and i decided not to...
     
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  15. randy s

    randy s Well-Known Member

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    i'm glad he made it in. i'm lookin' at a top 3 finish if ole' peterhansel , and those french guys and them aren't there.
     
  16. AZracefan

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    Hope he stays away from the big one. starts 17th, usually big one mid pack. wondering if hes gonna hang in the back or try and be with lead pack? which he did at last years 500 and Talladega.
     
  17. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    I have to say, I'm not really a Danica fan.. but she earned some respect from me after today. That was a hell of a lick!
     
  18. kaw500

    kaw500 Well-Known Member

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    You know what Michael she made a few respect points on my end as well but it's still early.
     
  19. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

    The only way that is going to be an option either way is if he gets a Penske bullet. Without it he will not be able to keep up and keep it alive. Great run, the whole operation needed that!

    five years ago it'd probably have killed her. Amazing how she kept her awareness of the situation.

    Jury is still out, but she represented herself well.
     
  20. wheeli

    wheeli Funny Guy from the North, eh

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    I think he has to try and stay in the pack this year, he is running about 3 to 4 mph slower than the top 20, it was pos's caution that let him wiggle into 5th in the duel.If he loses the draft it wont be long before the lack of R&D catches up with him and the pack comes around and puts him a lap down.
     

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