will Danica finish in the top ten?
What is your view on the crash yesterday and the use of restrictor plates? Would it be safer to let people drive all out with no max speed limit, or is it better to limit the speed requiring closer drafting?
What are your top 5 finishers?
I am going out on a limb and saying:
3. Kyle Bush
4. Kevin Harvick
Oh yeah! Daytona fuck yeah!
NASCAR need to dump plates. All they do is cause everyone to bunch up into one big clusterfuck and wrecks--bad ones like the one in the NNS race---are bound to happen. Remember a few years ago when Brad K sent Carl Edwards flying into the stands at Dega?
The Beloved Mikey Waltrip starts P29, and knows how to run plate races ( He's won the Daytona 500 twice, for those who don't know.
I would LOVE to see Tony win, but my picks are:
1) Clint Bowyer ( and NOT only for his hotness. Guy can fucking DRIVE!)
2) Kurt Busch ( Sure, he's a crazy motherfucker, but a win at Daytona could redeem him)
3) Matt Keseth ( yeah, he's as dull as dirt, but he knows how to get the job done)
4) Tony Stewart ( ALWAYS gets fucked in the Daytona 500, and not in a good way)
5)Kasey Kahne ( yeah, he's cuter then shit, but now that he's with Hendrick and 1st rate equipment, I think his time has come)
Which is more mindless:
One, watching golf on TV,
Two, watching cars run around the same direction on a track for hours on end.
re 3, golf would be far more exciting if every once in awhile they players were sucked up in a tornado and tossed throughout the course.
I don't think Danica will finish in the top ten. The 28 feet of fence has been repaired and they're ready to go. Will the injured people want front row seats again?
r3---EVERY track is different. Some have banking, some don't. Some are concrete, some are cement and some are asphalt. Some are 1.5 mile/ 2 mile super speedways, some are short tracks. How the driver adjusts to the track, and how the crew set up the car are what makes the races interesting.
Some drivers---Tony Stewart,for example--- can win on ANY type of track in any type of car. If you REALLY want see some driving chops, watch Tony on a dirt track. Kahne's not to shabby on dirt, either.
Yeah, Nascar can use a few more road courses. Watkins Glen and Sears Point ( Yeah, yeah, I know, it's INFINEON, but it will ALWAYS be Sears Point to ME, dammit) are it.
Would LOVE to see Montreal in a Cup race, BTW.
"NASCAR need to dump plates"
What does this mean?
r5---the interesting conundrum for Danica is : WHO does she help out? Will she try to help Ricky over her boss Tony and team mate Ryan Newman? Or will she fuck over Ricky and help out Newman and / or Stewart?
r7---Nascar uses restrictor plates on the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega.
A restrictor plate is a square aluminum plate that has four holes drilled into it. Hole size is determined by NASCAR and varies between 0.875 inches and 1 inch (2.2 to 2.5 cm). Restrictor plates are placed between the carburetor and the intake manifold to reduce the flow of air and fuel into the engine's combustion chamber, thus reducing horsepower and speed.
At these tracks, cars could get well over 200 mph. With the plate, if ALL cars run at top speed, it results in the cars being all bunched up together and accidents WILL happen. If one car crashes, usually some of the others nearby will crash too.
For example, in yesterday's NNS race, the wreck prior to "The Big One", saw Kshne getting sucked up into Micheal Anett and Austin Dillion's wreck by sheer velocity.
Thank you, Barney, at R9.
I don't know about dumping plates. It sounds good. Hate "the big ones" and the boring pack racing. But slowing them down helps keep them on the ground. Obviously they don't always stay on the ground, but we probably have fewer flying cars with restrictor plates than without. I would like to see them figure out how to do this without the plates.
If Danica is still running at the end, she sure could finish in the top 10. Heck, anyone still running on the lead lap at the end could wind up in the top 10 at Daytona!
I've been a Mark Martin fan since I first started watching NASCAR in 1992 so I'm picking him to win. The rest of my top five are Stewart, Ky Busch, Bowyer, Harvick.
There are probably much better events on TV today, people.
Apparently the last of the 30 racefans injured yesterday are out of the hospital. NASCAR is giving them good seats for the race today.
1. Who the hell is Clay Cook?
2. James Franco looks like total shit.
3. Why is 50 cent there besides to mack on Erin Andrews?
I'm liking Richard Petty to get the grits today.
Is he saying that Danica is not a driver?
Ugh, I can't stand Erin Andrews. Who invited her?
I was shocked the first time i saw the daytona track. the banking is so steep that from the road it looks like it is about 2 stories high.
As for the injured fans getting free tickets. I would think if you got a piece of engine through your thigh, you might not be so keen to sit and watch another race.
[quote]I would think if you got a piece of engine through your thigh, you might not be so keen to sit and watch another race.
You're forgetting that the injured people are folks who pay big bucks for travel, hotels, and tickets to watch a bunch of cars go round and round a track. Shrapnel from a NASCAR wreck in a leg or thigh will be like winning an Oscar.
NASCAR is the quintessential FOX viewer's favorite "sport."
Is this going to be like a Dead people on Mount Everest Thread?
Listening to that old coot Darryl Waltrip I don't think he is much of a fan of Danica Patrick. Either than or he is being unusually critical of her. Just my opinion.
re 24 Waltrip was being critical and an ass. He knows racing, but he always seems to talk about her with a bit of resentment. I think it is difficult for the good old boys to even get their head around the fact that she is out there.
Danica finished in the top ten. Good for her.
FUCK JIMMIE JOHNSON! FUCK HIM RIGHT UP THE ASS!
FUCK CHAD, TOO!
Where's the "like" button for "Danica's" comment?
I'm not gay.
She finished in the top ten at two major racetracks.