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Jason Goldsack

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« on: February 20, 2011, 01:46:53 PM »

Best Daytona yet... 

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 02:39:55 PM »

would have been better if Mopar & Busch had pulled it off, but was very happy to see the Wood Bros. and a rookie's dream fufilled


now about that round-the-track-drafting.......


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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 03:27:04 PM »

I think Nascar has the right idea though... much better than the 15 car packs.. you now had to use better strategy and communication to win the race..

I loved that only one "star" racer was in the top five.. everyone just played their cards right..

I would have liked to see Robbie closer to the end with that Penske power..


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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 04:37:16 PM »


 Too many wrecks for my taste -what did they have,  something like 16 cautions and two green-white-checkered flags? The rookie did really well all race long and I was happy to see him win!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 05:32:33 PM »

It's still not the same since the 50's  60's and 70's
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 06:31:01 PM »

No, but it was better than before with the long lines as noted. The driver and pusher had to work pretty much equally with each other to get ahead, none of that, you be in the rear and me in the front until the end stuff, this required a lot of work and some of the coordination was good, some was sloppy and funny, and prom partners didn't last the whole day. At least all four Dodges made it to the front of the pack for a lead of at least one lap each.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 08:25:55 PM »

.....and no one ended up on their roof!

or in the fence


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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 04:12:33 AM »


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It's still not the same since the 50's  60's and 70's

I forgot you watched the 500 when it was still on the beach...

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 06:17:02 AM »

my dad said "I thought they ran on the beach, when did they pave it?" LOL

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 06:31:34 AM »

Ya I remember the old beach days and the Kiekhaefer-Mercury ChryslerC-300s. Ol' Carl Kiekhaefer could make anything go fast.  His Mark 78 6 cyl Tower Of Power outboards with roller bearings everywhere were as unbeatable as the Nascar winning 300s. He made that car's reputation. He did some really insanely crazy stuff too... he once filled up to the windowsills  an employee who was late for work's new 57 Buick convertible  with concrete from a trurk that was pouring new pilings for one of his Mercury outboard factory buildings. Had to buy the guy a new car.  There's a book about him, he was a crazy genius.

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 09:52:14 AM »

NASCAR, Bah!!!   NHRA starts this weekend - Whoo-hoo!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 10:22:12 AM »

Ok..here's the recipe
Take an unknown 20 year old rookie part time driver,put him in an unsponsored car owned by a 70 year old racing team.
You got Nascar history.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 12:05:38 PM »


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NASCAR, Bah!!!   NHRA starts this weekend - Whoo-hoo!!!


I agree  with ya Snotts....but ya gotta admit that was a good result for NASCAR.....now the rest of the season could suck for sure




what we really need in NHRA is dry-hops again

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 12:39:24 PM »

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I've had no use for them ever since they got like Washington DC.  They caved in to all the Whiners (GM and Ford) all the time when Chrysler came out with a revolution that kicked ass.
 
I struck NASCAR from my vocabulary when they let Toyota in.  End of the line.  Who the hell are they?  They weren't here when this all started on the beach.  Actually it started with Moon Shine Runners.  Those tankers were pretty quick.  Ford with the V8 then Chrysler with the Hemi. . . . Oh Boy!
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 12:40:08 PM »

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No, but it was better than before with the long lines as noted. The driver and pusher had to work pretty much equally with each other to get ahead, none of that, you be in the rear and me in the front until the end stuff, this required a lot of work and some of the coordination was good, some was sloppy and funny, and prom partners didn't last the whole day. At least all four Dodges made it to the front of the pack for a lead of at least one lap each.




 
 
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