Nascar- 2008

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  1. Rose

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    Though the official season for POINTS doesn't start until the running of the Daytona 500, we did enjoy a great Bud Shootout race last night. Qualifying for this race was primarily any Pole sitter from 2007.

    It was Dale Earnhardt Jr's debut as a driver for the Hendricks team, and what a debut it was!! All 4 Hendrick cars finished in the top 6. 'Junior' had a strong car, and he was able to drive it hard - ultimately making it into Victory Lane. No driver points, but a big confidence boost for Jr. Last time he was in Victory Lane was May of 2006.

    The big buzz was the confrontation between Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch during practice on Friday. :ugh Some things never change :lol
     
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    Football is over! Let's go racin' boys!!!!!!!!

    This thread will die. The ppls on hear don't appreciate the finer things in life such as NASCAR. Or like Tony punching Kurt in the face in front of the discipline committee Friday night.
     
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    The Bud shootout's always good.....but I still think theres a few playing ducks and drakes,not wanting to show their hand just yet......;)
    Bring on Daytona!!...then it'll get serious:tup

    Jeesus...between NASCAR and NHRA...Im gonna be spending too much time in front of the TV soon....
     
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    I was a little afraid that Stewart would win,
    And he probably would if he had still been in a Chevy.
    As he was running the wheels of that Americanized Toyota.
    And I am a Jeff Gordon Fan.

    Hiker
     
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    Yup ... in no way do I enjoy the finer things... :p
     
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    THAT would have ruined the entire evening for me!! :yell
    Ahhhh! My kind of man!! :brow
    It IS exciting to see Jr. able to drive hard without his engine blowing :eyes - and being on Gordon's team, he finally has a car owner who knows what it takes to build a race-winning car.
     
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    Rose, what date is Daytona on?
    I dont have a NASCAR calendar.....I still have to keep an eye on the ESPN guide to see when its televised....
     
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    It's next Sunday at 2:00 PM Eastern on the Fox network. Feb. 17th. The Duel race to finish off qualifying is on SPEED network this Thursday at 2PM.
     
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    So beautiful! Dale Jr. winning the Budweiser Shootout Saturday night.
     
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    Excellent...thanks man....
     
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    That picture, in and of itself, won back any 'fence-sitting' fans of Jr (for going to the HATED Hendrick camp)! I think the real Jr fans are just glad to see him smile again - and see him in Victory Lane!

    But come Sunday, the 17th? No more Mr. Nice Guy :lol It's points time, and though teams will help each other to a certain degree, it's every racer for himself.

    Given that, Thorn & I will still have our "Brag Flag", where one of us will get to display our driver's flag for the week, depending on who comes in ahead of the other (Jr. or Gordon). (Last year, Thorn got to fly his Jr. flag only about 2 weeks out of the year :rofl ).
     
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