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Old 02-18-2019, 09:42 AM
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Who would have thought from the past week, BUT what a GREAT race yesterday!

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Old 02-18-2019, 12:26 PM
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Have to disagree on this one. "The big ones" (multiple in this case) ruin the race as far as I'm concerned. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes to run the last seven laps of the race. How exciting.

I know I'm probably in the minority, but to me the intentional bump-drafting is not real racing. I think NASCAR should look at the whole drafting picture and consider major changes. NASCAR is not nearly as popular as it was quite a while back, and I think the fact that the faster cars and slower cars are so bunched up even late in the race that "the big one" is nearly inevitable. I know many people like so many cars still in the running, but to me it's just not true racing. Contact at 200mph should be avoided, not encouraged. And a faster car should be able to pull away a bit from slower cars. That puts the pressure on the slower cars to figure out a way to go faster (pit stop changes, etc.) and on the faster cars to keep it together and fight off legitimate challenges.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:45 PM
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Who would have thought from the past week, BUT what a GREAT race yesterday!
I personally prefer it, when there's not a 21 car pileup...with only 10 laps left.

There were so many sparks in that one, it looked like the 4th of July.

Then having 3 more crashes/yellow flags after that, just kinda made it anti-climatic for me.

Hats off to Hamlin though...for his second D-500 win.
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Que the banjoes!....
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The average speed of the 1959 (the first one) Daytona 500 was 135 mph. Sixty years later it was 137 mph.



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The average speed of the 1959 (the first one) Daytona 500 was 135 mph. Sixty years later it was 137 mph.



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Old 02-19-2019, 08:21 AM
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Not really about the wrecks. It was good side by side racing most of the race which I wasn't expecting.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:03 AM
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What I saw was two lines of traffic mostly going the same speed, with several interruptions for big crashes. Not my idea of entertaining racing. Personally, I think "The Great American Race" should be the Bristol race, which takes driver skill to win. The Daytona cars all go the same speed and a mediocre driver can win it (see Michael Waltrip, Trevor Bayne).
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What I saw was two lines of traffic mostly going the same speed, with several interruptions for big crashes. Not my idea of entertaining racing...
Pretty much my feelings. Give me Formula 1 or IndyCar any day.
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We attended Pocono many years back and it was a thrilling day. Only a few minor accidents and it was a pleasure to get off the premises after the race. I heard that leaving Daytona last year was a nightmare. I wasn't there but it was from a Nascar friend who has been to many of the tracks and complains about nothing so it must have been rough.

I watched the accident on YouTube, just ugly. Glad nobody was seriously injured.
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