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Old 02-15-2011, 04:40 PM
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Did you all watch that thing on Speed about Dale Earnhardt's last day? Very sad for all involved. I remember how I found out, I went on ESPN.com to see if there was any news about Tony Stewart because of his bad wreck, and the first thing I see is a huge headline saying that Earnhardt was dead, I couldn't believe it. His wreck didn't seem that bad.

I have watched it a couple of times now and I will admit that I teared up during it.

I remember flipping through the channels that day after the race trying to find an update and finally Allen Bestwick came on NBC and said that he had died. I couldn't believe it. I thought that he may have broken something but I never thought that he would have been killed in that wreck. Me and my cousin went out to a couple of stores trying to find anything we could of his and the people were out in force buying it all up. It was a solemn crowd but a big one.
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Well, looks like Nascar is going to alter the cars so that the two car packs can't pull away....

What's yall's thoughts?
I wasn't real thrilled with the race saturday night so I think it is a good thing. I also think they will figure out how to do it with the new rules though before sunday.
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Practice starts at 10:30am est tomorrow!!!!!
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I agree....Bud Shootout wasn't much of one....6 cars racing instead of all of them racing isn't much fun.

Jr. and Jamie McMurray made some different observations.....they said if you want to make it safer, speed the cars up...their reasoning was if cars go 200 by themselves, they will go 215 with a bump draft and that will affect handling tremendously and nobody will do it.....

although I think they would just adjust so it would handle good at 215....lol....
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It's raining in daytona so no practice this morning. Hopefully it stops before the second practice.
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Okay practice has started and after only 12 minutes junior is already wrecked. The closing speed is so fast that if someone has to get out of the gas the 2 car pack behind them runs them over. This could lead to alot of wrecks come tomorrow and sunday.
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Well, looks like Nascar is going to alter the cars so that the two car packs can't pull away....

What's yall's thoughts?

So much for letting them have at it
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Originally Posted by made582 View Post
I wasn't real thrilled with the race saturday night so I think it is a good thing. I also think they will figure out how to do it with the new rules though before sunday.

Well remember how a short race is ran and how a long race is ran is two different things. The cars was having some issues and another person in the pole position got knocked out yesterday pushing golden boy around track and he admits he didn't even want to practice. So the two car drafting may prove to not be the smart thing to do all the time.
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Okay practice has started and after only 12 minutes junior is already wrecked. The closing speed is so fast that if someone has to get out of the gas the 2 car pack behind them runs them over. This could lead to alot of wrecks come tomorrow and sunday.
Was Jr's wreck bad enough to bring out the back up car? If so he will have to go to the back on Sunday. What a bummer!!!
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Was Jr's wreck bad enough to bring out the back up car? If so he will have to go to the back on Sunday. What a bummer!!!

Yep!!! He has to start in the back today and sunday.
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