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    Default Nascar Is Back!!!!

    After a long three months we have the big race today. I can't wait. I am hoping that we are quite today so I don't miss any of the race.

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    And it is about time! Not sure if I will be able to go to a race this year except for the NCTS race I will be doing Fire/Safety duties in May at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.
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    I have to say, two years ago I might have made fun of nascar fans. But today I woke up with a new vigor, I couldnt wait for the race today!!! #48 !!!!!!!!! I got into nascar last season, and I havent been able to peel myself away since!

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    I respectfully decline to watch. I'll stick to my St. Louis Blues...hold on a sec....DAMN!

    Ok...tell me who is in the #3 car and explain the point system. I'll watch.

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    Originally posted by StLRes2cue
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    Ok...tell me who is in the #3 car and explain the point system. I'll watch.
    That # will probably never be seen on a Nextel Cup car again. As for the point system, I don't understand it either.

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    The point system is a very complicated system , Ill sum it up alittle for you guys:

    Each driver is rewarded a certain number of points each race, there is a cap on how many points one can earn in any given race.

    Points are awarded for the following:

    Laps raced
    Laps lead (up to 5 laps I believe)
    # of gained positions


    The points system was put together to make racing alittle more "fair". While many disagree, some of the points system does make sense.

    Im sure points are awarded for other things too.

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    Used to be a big fan. Havent watched since the death of "The Intimidator"

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    We have a NASCAR pool going on my shift. If your driver finishes in the top ten, you stay in. If he doesn't, you lost. The pool covers the season or until all the drivers have been eliminated. $10 bucks to get in, the person who's driver is left wins the pot.
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    #88 Dale Jarrett is my favorite driver, I always had fun teasing my dad when he would be ahead since my dad is a Tony Stewart fan. I havent watched NASCAR since I left home though.

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    Originally posted by Dave1983
    Used to be a big fan. Havent watched since the death of "The Intimidator"

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    I had picked Michael Waltrip... he just dropped out with a blown engine....
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    Originally posted by MetalMedic


    Do you think Dale Earnhardt would have wanted you to stop watching?
    Good point...Probably not. But my other favorite driver, Davey Allison, died as well. Although his was not on the track, I think I may have have some kind of curse

    I was keeping track of Dale Jr. in the paper, and that crap with NASCAR takeing points away from him for a heat of the moment comment was a joke. Another example of how the PC crowd is going to ruin this country
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    Dale Jr Gave it his best...but.....Gordon prevailed...and steward failed!

    I watched the start and the last 20 laps.... As someone else said... It was all left turns.... and 11 or 12 cautions!
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    I've never been a diehard NASCAR fan, but occasionally watch it....... Had to work today so I was unable to catch the race......
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    Default Great Race!

    Just got home from watching the race. I have to say that was one of the best Daytona 500's in several years. I'm not a Gordon fan, but I must say I'd rather see him take the win over JR. any day.

    And how about Scott Wimmer in that #22 car. Gave me flashbacks to Elliot Salder.

    I'm just happy that we are racing agian.

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    Great Season opener......... Saw something new, a loose tire cap, or was it the whole tire? I couldn't tell from my seat. And, true to form, we get a call in the middle of the race, for (What else?) an auto accident.
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    Smile I missed it live

    Yes, I missed the Daytona 500 this year. I was there last year but now I had to be content with watching it on my daughter and son-in-law's big screen TV.

    Great race which finally cured my NASCAR withdrawls. Good meal too. We did a prime rib in a turkey fryer. No joke.

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    Glad to hear it was a good race. I got to watch just long enough to see Bobby Labonte blow up and lose my money in the pool. About lap 20 we got toned out to mutual-aid a department from another county with a house fire. When we got there the house was fully involved and the fire had gotten to two other buildings. Of course we had freezing rain here all day to make things even more fun.

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    It was a great to see Nascar back.None of my favorites
    won.There is always the next race.I will miss the nascar
    pools this year.Hubby went to Iraq to be a FF.Its nice to
    see Nascar Fans on the forum.Have a nice week!

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    ANYBODY but Gordon!!! With this being Mark Martin's last season, it will be hard for me to get into it as much next year.
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    I'm glad the season's back now I'll have something to watch on Sunday.
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    I'll second the ''anybody but Gordon'', i really would have liked to see Mark Martin win it, being his last season. I thought it was kinda boring until the last 30 laps or so, the 2 wrecks were pretty interesting.

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    Well, my first pick was Jimmie Johnson, but unfortunetly, he couldnt make the pass, he was close though in the last lap!!! Good for Jeff, I would rather see him win that JR.

    Well, doesnt surprise me in the least that Stewart is starting his immature crap early in the season though...

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    Saw first 40 laps, got called to a 2x fatal MVC, saw last 32 laps. Wild day.
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    Originally posted by Dave1983


    Good point...Probably not. But my other favorite driver, Davey Allison, died as well. Although his was not on the track, I think I may have have some kind of curse

    I was keeping track of Dale Jr. in the paper, and that crap with NASCAR takeing points away from him for a heat of the moment comment was a joke. Another example of how the PC crowd is going to ruin this country
    Dave I feel your pain man. I was a big fan of Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison and lost them both in the same year. So I decided to go with Earnhardt. We all know how that ended. Now I kinda like Tony Stewart, he wasn't spoon fed. His parents put up a second on thier home to buy him a sprinter and said the rest was up to him. He doesn't take any crap and he doesn't pull any punches. See you in Vegas.

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